Ulster hose provides a FAST Team to a number of neighboring departments in Ulster County as well as Dutchess County. As a firefighter assist and search team (FAST) or rapid intervention team (RIT), we provide manpower and equipment at the scene of building fires. The job of the FAST Team is to standby outside of the building in case a rescue of a firefighter becomes necessary. That shall be the only job of the fast team unless otherwise told.
Truck 1 serves as the FAST Team unit and is equipped with all of the necessary tools that may be necessary. These tools include saws, pike poles, rope bags, axes, halligans, stokes basket, and a Scott RITPAC II.