Car 40

Car 40 is a 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe 4x4 and utilized as a Rapid Response Vehicle. It was custom outfitted to DFD specs, and includes a full towing package and upgraded suspension to support the vehicle's robust complement of firefighting equipment.

It features a custom cockpit with radios monitoring all fire/police/EMS traffic in Darien, surrounding towns, and UASI. An iPad provides real-time incident information, fire fighter tracking via GPS, digital Knox-box access, and scene-management tools when the iPad is removed from the vehicle. Car 40 is outfitted with a full complement of fire fighting gear, SCBA air pack, extinguishers, portable lights, water-rescue equipment, and more.

Truck Details

  • Type: 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe 4x4
  • In Service: September 2020
  • Assignments: All Incidents
  • Communications: 6 radios + iPad
  • Equip. Storage: Rear custom-poly organizer
  • Command Center
  • Radios
  • iPad w/ CAD
  • SCBA Air Pack
  • Turnout Gear
  • Medical Kit
  • Hurst Hydraulic Tools
  • Chainsaw
  • Extinguishers
  • Water Rescue Equip.
  • Portable Radios
  • Portable Lights

Assigned To

Oversees all fireground operations including personnel and equipment.


Brian Francefort

Chief of Department Meet Our Officers


Each apparatus is custom-built to our demanding specifications, outfitted with the latest technology and tools, and tailored to the wide range of alarms we handle.