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    I'm looking for some successful narratives in Heavy Rescue...We are a surb dept that is moving to increase our rescue capabilities and don't have anything to transport the equipment on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Super64 View Post
    I'm looking for some successful narratives in Heavy Rescue...We are a surb dept that is moving to increase our rescue capabilities and don't have anything to transport the equipment on.

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    A rescue is Priority 2 for suburban depts......no chance of being awarded too many Priority 1's vehicles being requested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onebugle View Post
    A rescue is Priority 2 for suburban depts......no chance of being awarded too many Priority 1's vehicles being requested.
    Would we have a better chance of doing a combo 105' and rescue?

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    Any priority 1 that, "by the way", happens to have room in compartments for your rescue equipment is in the relm of the possible. If you apply for any priority 2 or 3 (as a rescue) not much point in even bothering with the app.

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    I do not know the number given out this year, but less than 5 rescues were awarded prior to this year (we are 1 of them in an urban area).
    Try for a pumper or aerial with big compartments.
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    super 64, I know a suburban dertment that aregue they were a urban department because of target hazards and population, making the vehicle a priority one vehicle. I don't kknow if it was a heavy rescue but they use it for rope rescue and rehad now. It is basically a toolbox on wheels. Just a thought.

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    Brian got a heavy rescue early in the program, and maybe a second a little later on, might bounce your options off of him, but I agree that anything above a priority 1 would not stand much of a chance. I also agree with the above post, unless you are just looking at an exclusive rescue unit, you can deck out a pumper with enough compartment space to utilize it as a rescue.

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    The hybrid truck thing is a bygone idea. Throwing out rescue/aerial is no longer an effective way to sneak a heavy rescue in as a higher-scoring truck. Once that stick is on there, it's a ladder. If you want to carry rescue tools on it, so be it, and you may spec the thing accordingly. But there's no rescue/aerial in the selection menu.
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