The Company’s awareness of its past does not replace its focus on its present responsibilities. Equipment is constantly updated. The most recent additions include a new Rosenbauer Fire Engine, capable of pumping 1,500 gallons of water a minute, and a fully-rescue certified and equipped 109-foot ladder truck, presently the tallest in Baltimore County. In addition to fire suppression and residence rescue, this vehicle is fully equipped for vehicle, water, and other types of rescues. The equipment Truck 297 carries includes hydraulic jacks capable of lifting 20 tons, air bags with 10-ton lifting capacity, acetylene torches, first aid equipment, and the “jaws of life” vehicle rescue tools. With the most recent vehicle placed in service in the spring of 2011, the Truck has time and time again proven its value on rescue assignments in both the 29 district and the greater Baltimore County area.