Thread: The cost of fire apparatus...
06-04-2009, 07:50 PM #51
06-04-2009, 08:44 PM #52
It's a two-piece heavy rescue company. That's the "utility", the smaller of the two units."Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."
06-04-2009, 11:10 PM #53
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- PG Co. Md
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.
06-05-2009, 12:37 AM #54
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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06-05-2009, 12:55 AM #55
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.
06-05-2009, 08:12 AM #56
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.""Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."
06-05-2009, 05:30 PM #57
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.Fyrtrks
06-06-2009, 09:25 PM #58
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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