5492 South Main St. "The Hoseheads!"
The firehouse located at 5492 South Main St in the Fairmount section of Jakeland was constructed in 1988. The firehouse was constructed during the third phase of the expansion of the Jakeland Fire Dept. Engine Company 13 moved into the firehouse in 1989 and remains the only company to be housed here. Engine 13 was given the nickname "The Hoseheads" by members of the Jakeland Police Dept Precinct 4. Since the police station is next door to the firehouse, a rivalry has grown. There is a softball game played between the Engine 13 "Hoseheads" and the 4th Precinct "Bulletheads" every year at Veterans Park on Memorial Day. Even though Engine 13 has never been honored as the busiest engine in the Jakeland Fire Dept., they were first due to the two biggest fires in the history of the Jakeland Fire Dept. On 7/17/2008, an explosion occurred at the Packard-Webster Chemical Facility. This fire would burn for 3 days. They were first due once again on 3/23/2013 when a fire occurred at the Dyson Manufacturing and Chemical Storage facility. This fire would become the biggest fire in the history of the Jakeland Fire Dept. The "Hoseheads" might not get the amount of runs as other companies in Jakeland, however they have never failed their trial by fire!
Engine Company 13 "Strictly Business!"
Engine Company 13 was established on November 16, 1989. They currently operate a 2011 Pierce Impel. This is the first Pierce Impel to see service in the city. It is Engine Company 13's third engine. The equipment carried on board Engine 13 is the standard engine company equipment (axes, halligans, flashlights, nozzles, attack hoses, supply hose, ect).