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    Question Battalion?

    What defines a battalion? Does 15FF 5 per sift, 1 manned station and 1 unmanned station fit that classification?

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    In firefighting terms, in general a battalion is a grouping of fire companies within a geographic region within that department, usually commanded by a Battalion Chief.

    How many companies and firefighters make up a battalion will vary from department to department.

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    Size of a battalion in LA is defined under the civil service law.

    I beleive it is a maximum of 4 stations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Size of a battalion in LA is defined under the civil service law.

    I beleive it is a maximum of 4 stations.

    Typical in CA-

    A Battalion could be anywhere from 4-10 stations.

    A Division could hold 2-3 Battalions.

    Orange County, CA Divisions and Battalions-



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    Quote Originally Posted by CALFFBOU View Post
    Typical BC ride-
    Yeah, in 1978.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MemphisE34a View Post
    Yeah, in 1978.
    You guys need to upgrade....sheesh!!
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    using something from 1978? that's not very progressive

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    Quote Originally Posted by MemphisE34a View Post
    Yeah, in 1978.
    I guess the picture being black and white throws off the morons. Thats a late 90s Suburban.

    Here is a new picture-



    I bet Memphis doesnt have anything newer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CALFFBOU View Post
    I guess the picture being black and white throws off the morons. Thats a late 90s Suburban.


    I bet Memphis doesnt have anything newer.
    Not that it matters, but that doesn't look like the same truck as the second picture, nor a late 90s Suburban.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAFirefighter06 View Post
    Not that it matters, but that doesn't look like the same truck as the second picture, nor a late 90s Suburban.
    He never said it's the same vehicle, which it isn't. Those are two different generation Suburbans - they're actually two generations apart. The B&W pic is a 1990's model. The second one is probably a 2002 model (give or take a year).

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    Quote Originally Posted by CALFFBOU View Post
    I guess the picture being black and white throws off the morons. Thats a late 90s Suburban.
    late 90s my *****. The crease in the body, the D post, and the headlights indicate this suburban is from 1981 to 1991.

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    The rims on the truck too. Buddy of mine had a 1990 3/4 ton Subruban just like this. (Minus the warning lights, etc.) She was an absolute tank.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by nameless View Post
    late 90s my *****. The crease in the body, the D post, and the headlights indicate this suburban is from 1981 to 1991.
    To be more exact, the headlights indicate it is a 1989-1991.
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    What defines a battalion??? Battlions are defined as men with many years on the job, they wear white shirts and do alot of pointing, gets to drive the cool command car, or if so lucky gets an aid to drive for them. These men usually love the job and are always shocked that the depts they love so much would hire people like us!! But as they think about the youth over the terrible coffee we just made,they are reminded of themselves!!

    I know, I know this post is corny!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CALFFBOU View Post
    I guess the picture being black and white throws off the morons. Thats a late 90s Suburban.



    I bet Memphis doesnt have anything newer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyckftbl View Post
    When in doubt, attack! Status quo!!!!
    You nailed it, almost. Except no one is talking about FDXX here, as usual, you came too early.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GAFirefighter06 View Post
    Not that it matters, but that doesn't look like the same truck as the second picture
    You're a real sharp cookie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CALFFBOU View Post
    You nailed it, almost. Except no one is talking about FDXX here, as usual, you came too early.
    Sorry Napoleon, didnt mean to upset you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nameless View Post
    using something from 1978? that's not very progressive
    Not that you would ever know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ffnj40 View Post
    What defines a battalion??? Battlions are defined as men with many years on the job, they wear white shirts and do alot of pointing, gets to drive the cool command car, or if so lucky gets an aid to drive for them. These men usually love the job and are always shocked that the depts they love so much would hire people like us!! But as they think about the youth over the terrible coffee we just made,they are reminded of themselves!!

    I know, I know this post is corny!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CALFFBOU View Post
    Not that you would ever know.

    I know what general time frame the suburban was from, what'd you say Late 90's? Yea 10 years off big shot

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    Let me guess, if it was a FDxY Battalion unit, all would be great, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CALFFBOU View Post
    Let me guess, if it was a FDxY Battalion unit, all would be great, right?

    Yeah, nameless is known around here for being an FDNY buff. you pegged him.

    Or it could be that your inferiority complex wont allow you to admit you made a stupid mistake and got your panties in a bunch, as per your usual MO.
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    Bou has been back 5 minutes and things are already back to normal

    And as far as progressive goes, everyone knows progressive with vehicles means going from a Suburban to one of these:

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    that Excursion not very green. gas guzzlers aren't progressive haha


    you're partially right bou, I would like it better if it was from the East Coast.

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