Sequoia Engine 72

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Wildland fire engines play a dynamic role in fire management operations throughout the national parks.

 
Crew members pose with structural engine 71 and wildland fire engine 72.
Crew members pose with Structural Fire Engine 71 and Wildland Fire Engine 72.

NPS/Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks photo

Stationed in Three Rivers, California, Engine 72 is the primary wildland engine for Sequoia National Park. The crew calls Hammond Fire Station home, the location of which gives them direct access to both the primary foothills areas and high-elevation sites like the Giant Forest and Mineral King.

Engine 72’s mission is to take pride in supporting the National Park Service in a team-oriented, safe, and efficient environment that fosters career training opportunities.

The type-3 crew also collaborates with Kings Canyon National Park Engine 51 in initial attack response, extended attack, severity coverage, and training. Both engines work across program areas, and respond to all-hazard emergencies such as search-and-rescues, first aid, and natural disasters.
 
Firefighters use drip torches to strategically apply fire to the landscape.
Firefighters use drip torches to strategically apply fire to the landscape.

NPS/Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks photo

The firefighters on Engine 72 are not only suppression resources. They are fire managers as well. They are trained in the use of many tools, such as fire hoses, drip torches, radios, and chainsaws, so that they may best manage fire on the landscape. During prescribed burns, Engine 72 implements both holding and firing operations to meet the objectives of the parks’ fire ecology program.

The work environment includes extreme weather conditions, hiking, public interaction, physical training, and working long hours. It also includes partnering with state, county, and local organizations on hazard fuel mitigations and defensible space.

For more information about Sequoia National Park Engine 72, please contact us via e-mail.
 
A crew member observes a grass fire next to wildland fire engine 72.
Engine Statistics
NWCG Type 3
Cal-Fire Model 34C KME
Chassis: 2012 International 7400SFA 4x4
Motor: International Maxxforce 9
Transmission: Allison 3000EVS
Main Pump: Darley JMP 500
Main Pump Rated Flow: 517 GPM @ 150 PSI
Main Pump Maximum Flow: 680 GPM
Auxiliary Pump Motor: Daihatsu DM950
Auxiliary Pump: Darley 1.5AGE
Aux Pump Rated Flow: 125 GPM @ 150 PSI
Auxiliary Pump Maximum Flow: 163 GPM
Tank Capacity: 500 Gallons

Last updated: October 6, 2019

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47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271

Phone:

(559) 565-3341

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