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Fire Apparatus & Equipment Since 1952
49 Knight Street, Watertown, CT. 06795
860-274-8801 .... Fax: 860-274-7937

E Mail: gowansknight@snet.net
TOLL FREE: 877-352-4871

Gowans-Knight Builds & Repairs Fire & Rescue Apparatus
Serving Exclusively: CT, MA, RI, and Eastern NY

 WORK- IN- PROGRESS- See Our Trucks Being Fabricated
 GK Apparatus Refurbishments, Modifications & Enhancements

See GK-Built Apparatus In Action

In Memory of GK Founder, Clarke A. Palmer GK LINE CARD
Still in Service Today !!! GK Air Conditioning Service ! APPARATUS LIFT AT GK !
ACCEPTING TRUCK MECHANIC APPLICATIONS! WATERTOWN POLICE VEHICLES Refurb: Woodbury Engine 1 Reel
NEED LADDER SERVICE ?
  Have you had your ladder truck serviced and inspected?? Let Gowans-Knight assist you with your ladder service needs. Please call to set up an appointment today!!
 

BREWSTER NY. RESCUE REFURBISHMENT
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CROTON FALLS NY, RESCUE 28, REFURBISHMENT
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COLUMBIA CT. E205, APPARATUS REFURBISHMENT
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WOODBURY CT. ENGINE 4
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FAIRFIELD CT. COMMAND VEHICLE
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BEDFORD NY RESCUE 44
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WATERTOWN CT. E-3
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ANDOVER CT. REFURBISHED
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WYNANTSKILL NY. UTILITY
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WATERBURY CT. ENGINE 6
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POUND RIDGE NY. RESCUE 22
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PROSPECT CT. UTILITY
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CROTON FALLS NY. MINI-ATTACK 17
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WATERTOWN CT. EMS-9

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BEEKMAN NY UTILITY

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FAIRFIELD CT ENGINE 2

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EAST FISHKILL FIRE DISTRICT UTILITY / FIRE POLICE UNIT

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DURHAM ENGINE 1

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WATERTOWN ENGINE 5

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CANAAN ENGINE 16

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WATERBURY RESCUE 9

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WATERBURY ENGINE 11

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CORNWALL UTILITY 5

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WOODBURY ENGINE 5

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WOODBURY COMMAND VEHICLE
GAYLORDSVILLE ENGINE 6, 1990 MACK/SS, REFURBISHED

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NEW FAIRFIELD CT, SQUANTZ POND ENGINE CO.

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FALLS VILLAGE CT.

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BETHANY CT.
POUND RIDGE NY
ROXBURY CT. BRUSH-ENGINE 6

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WOODBURY CT. E1 REEL TRUCK-- REFURBISHED !

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COS COB CT. SQUAD 2

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WATERTOWN CT. POLICE VEHICLES

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WASHINGTON CT. TANKER-ENGINE 7

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Washington Ct.
WATERTOWN CT. ENGINE 6

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See Engine 6 in action at recent (2010) Buckingham Street Fire, Click here

TERRYVILLE CT. TRUCK 15

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Terryville CT.

POUGHKEEPSIE NY ENGINE 3
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Poughkeepsie Eng 3
Time To Get Your Pump UL Tested. Call us for an appointment.

New ! View/Download our Data Sheets

WATERTOWN ENGINE 2.....BACK IN SERVICE !

Refurbished to "better than new" by Gowans-Knight. Click here for more details.

STEVENSON CT. BRUSH 310
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WOODBURY CT. ENGINE 8
Woodbury CT
POUGHKEEPSIE NY. ENGINE 1
First of two new pumpers for Poughkeepsie, NY. More photos and specifications to follow in the next few days. Stay tuned !

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Poughkeepsie, NY
WHITE HILLS VFD, UTILITY TRUCK 55

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White Hills, Shelton, CT
THOMASTON CT'S "HOOK-N-HOSE" ENGINE 7

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Thonaston CT VFD, Engine 7

Download .PDF 2-Page Flyer Describing Thomaston's E7

Newtown Ct. Rescue Completed GK Completes Orange CT Refurb

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REFURB OF EAST HADDAM ATTACK TRUCK

East Haddam's refurb project included a new 2005 Ford F-550 Chassis, Repainted Body, New Diesel Driven CET Pump, New UPF Poly Tank and a New NFPA Lighting Package. When a refubishment for your apparatus is being considered, call Gowans-Knight to learn what options are available to you. We have the experience and expertise to do the job right !

GK POLICE VEHICLE CUSTOM CHIEF'S VEHICLE
Watertown Police Morris Chief's Vehicle
Watertown Police Cruiser, Custom Lighting, Equipment Morris Fire Department, Chief's Vehicle
DOES YOUR REPAIR PROVIDER HAVE A SPRINKLER SYSTEM ??
GK ADDS NEW SPRINKLER SYSTEM. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.
Rescue, Built for Middlefield CT.
Durham CT  July 2005
New Custom Brush Truck For The Durham CT Volunteer Fire Department
See Downloadable PDF - Durham Brush Truck Flyer
Newburgh NY Twins
Newburgh NY Fire Department, "Twins", Engines 2 and 4 !

Criton Falls Fire District, NY
Croton Falls Fire District Engine 148 Recently Delivered By GK
FIRE TRUCKS, FIRE & RESCUE APPARATUS, FIRE & RESCUE EQUIPMENT, FIRE APPARATUS SERVICE, APPARATUS REFURBISHMENT, BODY WORK, ELECTRICAL WIRING. OnSpot AUTOMATIC TIRE CHAIN SYSTEM INSTALLATION CENTER.
Gowans-Knight is your source for Fire/Rescue Apparatus and Equipment. We do PUMP TESTING! Ask about our in-ground pump testing facility.

See Our PowerPoint Slide Show Of GK-Built Apparatus, Click Here

SURVIVAIR, NOW KNOWN AS SPERIAN , IS SOLD & SERVICED HERE ! GK IS YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR SPERIAN SCBA'S, PARTS AND ACCESSORIES.

SEE OUR LATEST APPARATUS DELIVERIES ! SELECT FROM LIST BELOW
Watertown CT.s New Rescue & Drill
Warren Ct.Pumper-Tanker Watertown CT Engine 4
Croton Falls, NY., Dec 2004 Newburgh NY, Engine 4
Bedford Hills NY Refurb Durham CT Brush 5
Middlefield CT Rescue Morris VFD Chief's Vehicle
Watertown Police Cruiser Newtown Rescue
Orange CT Pumper Thomaston CT Engine 7
White Hills Utility Stevenson CT Brush 310
Watertown Engine 2 Poughkeepsie NY E3
Terryville CT Truck 15 Watertown CT E6
Washington CT Tanker Cos Cob CT Utility
Watertown Police 2008 Roxbury Brush
Pound Ridge NY 2008 Bethany CT Engine March 2009
Falls Village CT Engine 9 New Fairfield Ct, Squantz Engine Co.
Gaylordsville E6 Refurbished Woodbury Engine 5
Cornwall CT Utility 5 Waterbury Engine 11
Waterbury Rescue 9 Canaan CT Engine 16
Watertown CT Engine 5 Durham CT Engine 1
East Fishkill Fire District Utility-Fire Police Fairfield CT Engine 2
Beekman NY Utility Watertown EMS-9
Croton Falls Mini-Attack 17 Waterbury CT E6
Wynantskill NY Utility Watertown CT E3
Bedford NY Rescue 44 Woodbury CT E4
Columbia CT Refurb Croton Falls NY Refurb
Brewster NY Refurb

Mahopac NY Kingsbury NY Avon CT
Avon Ct Drakeville CT Burlington Ct
{short description of image} Watertown CT Bolton CT
Watertown Dep.Chief's Car So End Fire District, New Hartford, CT Bedford, NY
Croton Falls, NY Morris, CT Croton Falls, NY
Bantam, CT Terryville, CT Washington CT
Stepney CT FD Utility Bantam, CT Croton Falls, NY
Middlefield CT Avon CT. Pittstown, NY
Falls Village Refurb Croton Falls, NY Kent CT Refurb
Colchester CT Brush Putnam Lake NY Pound Ridge NY

Warren CT. Croton Falls NY-2nd Chief's Watertown CT E4
Bedford Hills NY Refurb Croton Falls, NY 12/04 Newburgh NY Engine 4
Canaan Ct-Tank Replacement ! Newburgh NY Engine 2 Durham CT, July 2005
Watertown Police Middlefield CT Rescue Morris Chief's Vehicle
Newtown CT Orange, CT Thomaston Ct E7
White Hills, Shelton CT. Poughkeepsie NY, Oct 2006 Woodbury Ct
Watertown Eng 2 refurb Stevenson Brush 310 Poughkeepsie E3 "Twin"
Watertown CT E6 Terryville CT Truck 15 Washington CT Tanker
Watertown Police Cos Cob Utility Roxbury Ct Brush
Pound Ridge NY 12/22/08 Bethany CT
NEW! Biosystems Gas Detectors and Accountability Systems....Click Here !
SEE GK'S PUMP TESTING FACILITIES
NEW ! SEE OUR PUMP MAINTENANCE TIPS !
Did You Know ? GK Repairs GROUND LADDERS! Rungs, Haylards, Heat Sensor Stickers and More. Authorized Alco-Lite and Duo-Safety Dealer & Repair Center

Site Updated 8/14/10
GK BUSINESS HOURS
M-F: 8:00 - 4:30
CLOSED ON SATURDAY. OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

New Burlington Ct Pumper
New Beacon Hose Pumper
Bolton Refurb
See Prospect's New Brush Truck

See Watertown's New EMS8



New Kingsbury Pumper With Latest Graphics

New! Specialty Vehicles

New, King Street Tanker

Avon Refurbished Engine 11

Driving Directions To GK


Apparatus Photos, Recent

Watertown Engine 1

Adapters..We've got Adapters

Rescue Trucks

Refurbished Apparatus

"Hall of Flame" Photo Album

Avon, CT
The Gowans-Knight Company designs and builds Custom Fire and Rescue Apparatus to our customers' specifications. This handsome GK Custom unit was built for the Avon Volunteer Fire Dept, CT.

Link to Ct Fire Equipment Mechanics Association

Link Here To The CONNECTICUT FIRE ACADEMY

US Naval Atomic Master Clock

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GK Accepts Visa, Mastercard, Checks & Purchase Orders
On Spot Survivair
Securitex Turnout Gear Federal Signal Whelen Engineering
Kochek Co. Elkhart Logo Kussmaul Electronics

The real strength of GK, lies in it's ability to design and build custom fire and rescue apparatus to meet the exacting needs of today's emergency service departments.

Terryville Eng 8
Another GK uniqueness is the fire apparatus refurbishment portion of the business. GK can rebuild apparatus from the chassis up or any stage in-between.
Bolton CT Refurb

The company is owned and staffed by many active members of fire/rescue departments, and as such, know the real world needs of todays apparatus and equipment.

GK also offers full service capabilities for all types and brands of pumpers, ladders, towers, brush trucks, rescues, utility vehicles etc. Our service capabilities involve all aspects of the emergency vehicle including engine, chassis, pump, body, paint, trim, striping & lettering, electrical wiring, radios, warning lights, flood/scene lighting, sirens etc. A state-of-the-art, in ground pump testing facility allows for annual pump recertification tests, new appartus final testing and general pump analysis.

The company regularly conducts training and seminars on a variety of emergency-related topics and it's Open House, held every two years has become an eagerly anticipated event by area departments.

GK sells and services fire/rescue equipment including; turnout gear, hose, forestry hose, indian cans, foam, nozzles, hard suction, boots, SCBA's, air bags, gas detectors, helmets, rescue tools, lights, sirens, flood lights, smoke ejectors, ladders, pike poles, portable pumps, fire extinguishers, portable ponds, gloves, forcible entry tools, hose reels, large diameter hose, battery conditioners, gear bags, hose couplings, hose adapters, pump gages, air packs, fog nozzles, rope, life belts, helmet shields, spotlights, and more !


Have Questions? Need a Quotation on New or Refurbished Apparatus? Need a Quote on Fire or Rescue Equipment ? Like a Demo or Seminar Our Equipment ?

Call GK at 860-274-8801

GK's NEW GENERAL E-MAIL ADDRESS: gowansknight@snet.net
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