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Posted: 4/19/2016 10:58:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/19/2016 10:59:36 AM EDT by mmsurber]
Always been kind of fascinated with the variety of vehicles the various departments use; engines, tankers, squad trucks, etc. Curious to see if any members here feel like showing off your rigs, maybe share some stories of what yall have done with them.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:02:57 AM EDT
I don't have a picture handy, but we run a pumper, a pumper/tanker, brush truck, ALS medic, and have a reserve snorkel quint.

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Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:07:05 AM EDT
My particular station runs a pumper, 110' platform ladder, and a F550 rescue truck (used for extrication and water rescue).
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:08:41 AM EDT
Don't have any pictures on this PC. But we are in the process of designing our own Wildland / Tinder off of a M939 chassis

I'll see if I can get some pictures uploaded here in a bit of a few of our rigs.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:09:26 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:21:34 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By RRD3:
Don't have any pictures on this PC. But we are in the process of designing our own Wildland / Tinder off of a M939 chassis

I'll see if I can get some pictures uploaded here in a bit of a few of our rigs.
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My old local department had two converted to pumpers and a third with a small crane. The crane one was still desert tan.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:22:09 AM EDT
We currently have:
1. 2003 Ford Diesel Econoline E350 (Patrol)
2. 2003 Ford F-550 Four Guys (Mini- Pumper)
3. 1997 Pierce- Lance II (1750)
4. 1991 Spartan Monarch/ LTI Ladder (1575)
5. 2007 Pierce- Lance 2000 (Tanker)

Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:29:59 AM EDT
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My old local department had two converted to pumpers and a third with a small crane. The crane one was still desert tan.
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Originally Posted By mmsurber:
Originally Posted By RRD3:
Don't have any pictures on this PC. But we are in the process of designing our own Wildland / Tinder off of a M939 chassis

I'll see if I can get some pictures uploaded here in a bit of a few of our rigs.


My old local department had two converted to pumpers and a third with a small crane. The crane one was still desert tan.


Our plan with this one is a multi role rig. So far we have this as our initial plan.

1000 gallons
(2) 1" 200 rolls
(2) 2 1/2" crosslays
And a monitor on the front
Standard load out of fittings, hose, drop tank and mobile pumps.


It's going to be a lot of fun (and a pain in the ass at times I'm sure) putting this all together.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:34:35 AM EDT
Engines, Tankers, Brush & woods trucks & Rescues (ambulance transport type not of the heavy)
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:40:11 AM EDT
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My department has for houses. 4 Sutphen engines, 1 Sutphen TL, (new one comes in shortly) 1 Spartan engine (newest truck, delivered last year), 1 Ferrara TL, and 1 Sutphen Heavy Rescue.

5 engines, 2 trucks, and a rescue. Also have 4 ambulances, a HM unit, materials support unit (HM second piece/portable cascade system), as well as various fly cars and command vehicles.

I'll try and snap a pic if I remember to later. I'm in the rescue company. Our third newest rig, it's a 2012. Awesome truck, but to big, in my opinion, for out needs. I was not in when they were specing the new rig, so had no input there. I'd also prefer a walk through as opposed to the walk around we have.

As far as what I've done off of it? A bunch of fire work, pin jobs, a plane crash, a few odd rescues, uprights, winch ops, etc.

Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:46:08 AM EDT
My station runs a Ferrara Truck with a 107' ladder. We have hydraulic rescue tools, struts, airbags, saws, ground ladders and forcible entry tools on our rig. We are all paramedics and carry all of our als medical equipment on the truck as well. Our station also houses a brush truck on an F550 chassis.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:53:46 AM EDT
Small VFD, two stations. Custom engine and a brush truck at one and a commercial 4wd engine, two tankers and a EMS rapid response unit at the other.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:55:11 AM EDT
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My station runs a Ferrara Truck with a 107' ladder. We have hydraulic rescue tools, struts, airbags, saws, ground ladders and forcible entry tools on our rig. We are all paramedics and carry all of our als medical equipment on the truck as well. Our station also houses a brush truck on an F550 chassis.
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What department if you don't mind my asking?
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:56:27 AM EDT
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We had a short one and a long one.

First I worked in the short one, but I kept getting all wet, so then I worked in the long one, and I stayed dry and got to break things, which was more funner.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:58:11 AM EDT
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We had a short one and a long one.
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Link Posted: 4/19/2016 12:01:05 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By runcible:
We had a short one and a long one.

First I worked in the short one, but I kept getting all wet, so then I worked in the long one, and I stayed dry and got to break things, which was more funner.
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Link Posted: 4/19/2016 12:05:08 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By RedSS454:
My department has for houses. 4 Sutphen engines, 1 Sutphen TL, (new one comes in shortly) 1 Spartan engine (newest truck, delivered last year), 1 Ferrara TL, and 1 Sutphen Heavy Rescue.

5 engines, 2 trucks, and a rescue. Also have 4 ambulances, a HM unit, materials support unit (HM second piece/portable cascade system), as well as various fly cars and command vehicles.

I'll try and snap a pic if I remember to later. I'm in the rescue company. Our third newest rig, it's a 2012. Awesome truck, but to big, in my opinion, for out needs. I was not in when they were specing the new rig, so had no input there. I'd also prefer a walk through as opposed to the walk around we have.

As far as what I've done off of it? A bunch of fire work, pin jobs, a plane crash, a few odd rescues, uprights, winch ops, etc.

<a href="http://s348.photobucket.com/user/RedSS454/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160419_114749.png.jpeg.html" target="_blank">http://i348.photobucket.com/albums/q325/RedSS454/Mobile%20Uploads/20160419_114749.png.jpeg</a>
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Hmmm, are you in Southern NY? Does the town name start with Nan?
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 12:05:39 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/19/2016 12:11:59 PM EDT
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Our Tower, a Pierce Velocity 100' Platform

One of my favorite Engines, a Pierce Quantum with 55' Sky boom.... All of our Engines are on the Quantum chassis with 3 of them outfitted as SkyBooms


And the one I spend the most time on, one of many F550 Rescues (ALS first response)


We have 8 Engines, 5 Rescues, 1 Tower, 1 Heavy Rescue, 1 ARFF truck, 2 Battalions and assorted spares.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 12:16:17 PM EDT


happened a few years back at my port - local FD (Nogales FD) broke out their aerial to help the Nogales, Sonora, Mexico FD in fighting a fire at a vacant hotel just feet from our port.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 12:21:38 PM EDT
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http://images-cdn.9gag.com/photo/aQ8ZAj2_700b.jpg

happened a few years back at my port - local FD (Nogales FD) broke out their aerial to help the Nogales, Sonora, Mexico FD in fighting a fire at a vacant hotel just feet from our port.
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Don't see that a lot. Awesome.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 12:28:10 PM EDT
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http://images-cdn.9gag.com/photo/aQ8ZAj2_700b.jpg

happened a few years back at my port - local FD (Nogales FD) broke out their aerial to help the Nogales, Sonora, Mexico FD in fighting a fire at a vacant hotel just feet from our port.
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A nice distraction while a dozen mules and a ton of crystal meth slipped thru nearby.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 12:28:15 PM EDT
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Hmmm, are you in Southern NY? Does the town name start with Nan?
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Originally Posted By RedSS454:
My department has for houses. 4 Sutphen engines, 1 Sutphen TL, (new one comes in shortly) 1 Spartan engine (newest truck, delivered last year), 1 Ferrara TL, and 1 Sutphen Heavy Rescue.

5 engines, 2 trucks, and a rescue. Also have 4 ambulances, a HM unit, materials support unit (HM second piece/portable cascade system), as well as various fly cars and command vehicles.

I'll try and snap a pic if I remember to later. I'm in the rescue company. Our third newest rig, it's a 2012. Awesome truck, but to big, in my opinion, for out needs. I was not in when they were specing the new rig, so had no input there. I'd also prefer a walk through as opposed to the walk around we have.

As far as what I've done off of it? A bunch of fire work, pin jobs, a plane crash, a few odd rescues, uprights, winch ops, etc.

<a href="http://s348.photobucket.com/user/RedSS454/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160419_114749.png.jpeg.html" target="_blank">http://i348.photobucket.com/albums/q325/RedSS454/Mobile%20Uploads/20160419_114749.png.jpeg</a>

Hmmm, are you in Southern NY? Does the town name start with Nan?



Yes to southern NY, no to the town name
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 12:29:05 PM EDT
I drive what ever is in the bay when I get to work that day. 23 years as a Chauffeur.
The assigned Engine is a KME, maybe 3 years old, Heat and a/c work great. Seats suck. It pumps well and doesn't leak.
Spare engines could be anything. Usually a Sutphen.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 12:44:50 PM EDT
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I drive what ever is in the bay when I get to work that day. 23 years as a Chauffeur.
The assigned Engine is a KME, maybe 3 years old, Heat and a/c work great. Seats suck. It pumps well and doesn't leak.
Spare engines could be anything. Usually a Sutphen.
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23 years? Damn.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 12:55:41 PM EDT
I'm not a firefighter but I am partial to Pierce trucks. I was the supervisor for the fab of their ladders and other components at Kewaunee Fab.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 2:18:04 PM EDT
Pierce PUC rescue pumper (currently my assignment)

Pierce 75' tandem axle quint

Carl Thibault 105' HD platform aerial with pump

A few random Ford vans as utility vehicles

Pierce pumper from 89 as a reserve truck

No ambulances
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 2:19:44 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By runcible:
We had a short one and a long one.

First I worked in the short one, but I kept getting all wet, so then I worked in the long one, and I stayed dry and got to break things, which was more funner.
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Just once, I want to go on a long one that bends in the middle
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 2:47:36 PM EDT
local volunteer fire department had this when I was a kid, and it's still in operation.

always loved the look of it.

Link Posted: 4/19/2016 2:48:56 PM EDT
The trucks here are white with a blue stripe...WTF?
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 2:53:08 PM EDT
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125' Ladder (Quint) has a pump and 300g of water
Squad
Tender
Engine

sold our tac in February, a truck that could do most things but none of them well
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 2:53:43 PM EDT
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Texas?



JK, Los Angeles
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 3:45:25 PM EDT
My house is a 2000 DIngee pumper 1k gallons and 1250 pump and a DIngee Ford superduty (the old one pre-superduty). Thank god at the next equipment cycle were getting rid of DIngee machines. The rest of the department is 2 more pumpers all 1000 gallons, Salisbury rescue, gmc box van that's our utility, and 2004 4 guys tanker 3000 gallons.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 3:52:37 PM EDT
Just took delivery of new 2016 Pierce 2000GPM pumper 750 gallon tank.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 4:00:14 PM EDT
A single engine. Its wonderful.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 4:01:19 PM EDT
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Just once, I want to go on a long one that bends in the middle
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Originally Posted By runcible:
We had a short one and a long one.

First I worked in the short one, but I kept getting all wet, so then I worked in the long one, and I stayed dry and got to break things, which was more funner.


Just once, I want to go on a long one that bends in the middle

The one thing I never got to do during my career was steer the tiller.



Link Posted: 4/19/2016 4:09:04 PM EDT
2 engines, a heavy rescue, a 105' tower, 2 brush units, a tender, and 2 medic units. A lot of overkill. We basically have to wait until the ceiling bitches start talking before we know which truck to jump on.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 4:15:45 PM EDT
We are a combo dept with 3 full time plus a full time chief and about 30 POC personnel.
3 engines
2 tenders
1 tower
1 squad
1 heavy rescue
1 brush truck
1 side by side with a pump on it
2 boats. one john boat and one 22ft? boston whaler
1 chiefs car
1 inspectors car
Engines and tower + heavy rescue are all Pierce except for one but we have a new one spec'd out and will be here early next year.
We are very lucky to have all the equipment that we have.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 4:22:16 PM EDT
We have 5 Stations: 1 - Ambulance, Engine, Battalion Chief, Rescue + trailers (unstaffed)
2 - 75' (soon to be 100') Ladder, Ambulance
3 - Engine, Ambulance
4 (my station) - Engine, Ambulance
5 - 105' Platform, Brush Truck (unstaffed)

I'm a driver, so I don't ride the ambulance any more, but we are all Paramedics except for a couple of old guys grandfathered in. All of our apparatus are Pierce. I wish we would try something else, because we have a lot of issues. Of course, line personnel have very little say in the specs!
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 5:27:19 PM EDT
Engine 2000 Pierce commercial cab 1000gal (just started the search for a replacement)
2008 International chassis 3000gal pumper/tanker
1995 Chevy 5500 brush truck 500gal
2011 Dodge 5500 brush truck/500gal CAFS system
2015 Dodge 5500 Mini rescue/brush truck 550gal (not fully in service yet)
2010 Wynn Rescue/ 350gal CAFS system
200? GMC 2500 Squad (Chiefs pickup)

Only pic I have handy....Dear Chief,...........

Had been raining heavily for a few days, driveway was barely wide enough and decided to give out underneath me. Luckily the ambulance was already there, though we had to call a second to actually transport the patient because the first one couldn't get out. No damage to the apparatus thankfully, though it took a while to get the seat cushion unclenched from ass afterwards and I'm pretty sure you can still see where I was gripping the steering wheel lol.
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