Just been messing around with mounting a camera on our Tillered Truck... I know it's nothing special but you can kinda get the idea of what it's like to ride in the Tiller box. Here is a link to the video..
Sit back relax and enjoy the ride...
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04-21-2009, 12:05 AM #1
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- Tehachapi, Ca
Tillercam Video of LACoFD Responding
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04-23-2009, 11:01 PM #2
seems to have been removed by youtube....Originally Posted by madden01
"and everyone is encouraged to use Plain, Spelled Out English. I thought this was covered in NIMS training."
04-24-2009, 10:15 PM #3
Oh how I do miss the day's of running with Squad 33 while working at A.M.R. in Landscater, CA.
Mmmmm...Coaches wing's, Primo breakfast burrito's, wave at L.C.H. on the way by, Louies Burgers, past Lancaster Blvd, Essex House.
Load 'em up A.M.R.
Look's like you guy's were in 129's district? Nice vid...keep 'em coming!
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04-24-2009, 10:22 PM #4
04-27-2009, 01:19 AM #5
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- Eastern MT
very cool video. im from a town of about 5000 so we dont have to worry about any of that traffic problems like that! make it nice for response times.
04-27-2009, 02:05 AM #6
Daddy like tillers!!
Nice vid!Jason Knecht
Altoona Fire Dept.
IACOJ - Director of Cheese and Whine
EAT CHEESE OR DIE!!
04-27-2009, 12:17 PM #7
Thanks for posting such a great video! I always wondered what a run looks like from the tiller, now I know!Mark Zanghetti
Goshen Fire Dept.
04-27-2009, 01:05 PM #8
04-27-2009, 03:34 PM #9
I wonder how many times the tillerman wished heíd had his own brake pedal or that we wasnít the last through the intersection
Sure would be a Way Cool Ride!
04-28-2009, 12:27 PM #10
Only in California! Truck running red traffic signals, stop signs and in the opposite traffic lane. They are leaving themselves open for big law suits should they had an accident or hit someone! Had this truck done this in my city, the Driver and Officer would be on the carpet before the day was over!
04-29-2009, 03:04 PM #11
Glad I don't work there
I went back and watched the video again after reading the post above and wondered if it was just my imagination or is there no rearward facing LEDS on the lightbar attached to the tractor cab? Is that so the tillerman doesn't get blinded at night or other lowlight conditions or did I just not see them?
Still a Great Video,
Goshen Fire Dept.
04-29-2009, 05:20 PM #12
As far as lights facing the rear all they do is blind you at night and make it difficult for the tillerman to see. Many years ago we had strobes on the cab roofs of all rigs. The guys on every tiller, ten at the time, painted the backs of them black to prevent tiller blinding. There also were strobes next to the tiller seat and the tops and sides facing inward of those were painted too.
04-30-2009, 08:39 PM #13
Also, the two major fire apparatus collisions we have seen on the national level did NOT take place in California, so dont worry about us, thank you.
04-30-2009, 09:09 PM #14------------------------------------
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05-01-2009, 09:48 PM #15
I'm simply outraged that you neglected to stop at the green lights...outraged, I say!
05-02-2009, 02:14 PM #16
05-02-2009, 05:58 PM #17
You have to understand that every firefighter isn't in California and have the nice wide streets and avenues as you guys have. We on the side of the country don't have the wide streets unless you are in the downtown part of DC where their streets are much wider than in other parts of that town.
Regardless on how you guys drive, we wish you good luck and a good response. We do it some what different on our side of the US.
As far as a major apparatus accident, knock on wood, we haven't one for sometime. Not wanting to be in any more as I have been in one that scared the bijeebies out of me when I had been on the job for about two years.
It isn't any fun.
Yes we have the usual scrapes and brusies that other vehicle(s) jump out on us and hit the side or a driver will catch a tree limb or utlity pole every now and then.
05-02-2009, 11:25 PM #18
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- S.E. Idaho
Excellent video Dave!
Tillers are awesome. But I can't believe that the captain didn't honk the horn at that first controlled intersection!!!FTM-PTB-RFB-EGH
05-03-2009, 01:17 AM #19
"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." -- Benjamin Franklin
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05-04-2009, 02:44 PM #20
Had you read my post in its entirely, you would have seen that back in the 1970ís we did what the guys do in California as the Utube video shows. Yes we went into the oncoming lane.
We have had the opticom system for about 20 years and yes the apparatus trips the signal control box and allows that vehicle a green signal to proceed.
Who is on whose high horse? We have rules and regulations, SOPís/SOGís that our department adheres to. In part it states that all apparatus on an emergency response shall come to a complete stop at all red traffic signals and stop signs, and can proceed when the other traffic has stopped yielding to the responding apparatus. This means that if an apparatus on a run comes to a traffic signal that is red and the opicom system has not changed that light or if no opitcom is connected to that signal, then the apparatus must come to a complete stop and proceed when the traffic has yield. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Having said that members who choose to violate them will be discipline accordingly. This means the Officer and Driver/Operator of any apparatus.
Being a Chief Officer and having companies in a Battalion I ensure that the Officers of the Companies are properly training their members in all safety and procedural guidelines.
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