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    Compressed imagery,hehe T.C.

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    It's a two-piece heavy rescue company. That's the "utility", the smaller of the two units.
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    343 Rescue, I thought the same thing, but being on the apparatus committee I have some "inside knowledge". We had many long meetings trying to come up with a way to get the Seagrave but to no avail. Pierce was the next best option and after driving and inspecting a few neighboring units we went with Pierce. 72 is gonna get a much needed break and then we will most likely alternate the Pierce and Seagrave as front line wagon. Hopefully we'll see her backing in the firehouse sometime in August.

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    Well, it's good to see that 7's getting a new wagon. Congrats.

    72's a beast, and one badass mo-fo of a wagon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyrtrks View Post
    Okay me thinks I have found it. I must say that Philly Rescue was Heavy. I should know because I spent two weeks delivering and training the guys on it and riding with them. I don't think I would classify the pictured unit a a heavy rescue but that's how I view it. I would say that this would be in the medium rescue classification primarily because of the chassis. I delivered many rescues in my time with Saulsbury and while I do not know everything about fire apparatus I feel I am fairly well versed in them. I met Chuck De Grandpe and he seemed to know fire apparatus. He worked with Pro Poly and built quite a few Poly-Built units.



    Credit do to the listed Photog.
    Yes that is the truck. It was taken at their shop during nfpa electrical load testing
    So as I understand the reasoning , if this had the second drive axel under it ,would it be a heavy?? We decided against a tandem due to road limitations.
    Chuck & his crew built a cafs engine for us in in 2001 in addition to U-2, in 2003 and the same folks that built them now sevice them under another business venture.

    Buff check your e-mail , lots of photos there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by islandfire03 View Post
    Buff check your e-mail , lots of photos there.
    Yes. Lots of photos of a UTILITY truck, that could HARDLY qualify as a "Squad" company, MUCH LESS a heavy rescue! There isn't even a complete set of tools for gawd's sake! If I am seeing the pictures correctly, I THINK I see ONE combi-tool! No spreaders, no cutters, no rams.

    If you got this piece for less than $300K equipped, all the power to you. I am sure it suits you fine and works well for you. Just don't call it a Heavy Rescue. Don't even call it a light rescue. "Utility" is a perfectly suitable name for it. In our own house we have an FL80 Freightliner with a box just a bit larger than yours, (including the crew cab running behind the main cab with SCBA seats for three.) We also have a tower, a cascade and lots of tools. It is also designated utility (although for purposes of our County system it is officially designated "Special Service 11."
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    Now Boys!

    I think it could be classified as a medium rescue because it is on a medium duty chassis. I delivered many units that could be considered heavy rescues and were on commercial chassis. The units I can think of as great examples are Port Penn De., Conneaut Oh., Pikesville, Md., Camden NJ., Hollywood Md.


    Again I am sure someone who knows nothing about firefighting from the federal groernment will be able to classify these units in NIMS and ICS. It will only cost the $300,000. That was spend on IslandFires' rescue to do so.
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    Oh,Nims will classify it as a heavy toolbox or some other term you never heard of before.Want something frig*ed up? Just get the Federal government involved in it.God knows they've done such a banner job of managing their own affairs. T.C.

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