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    Default Chicago Cancels Aerials w/E-One

    Apparently Chicago has cancelled it's upcoming purchase for aerial ladders. I guess they will go to bid for a fourth time!


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    but if they had won the Olympics bid....
    "This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?

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    Default So did Orange County CA

    Orange County Also Canceled E-One Order.

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    I would like to submit a bid on behalf of the rest of people of Illinois to throw the whole city of Chicago out.

    And another thing. When I say I'm from Illinois DO NOT ASSUME IM FROM CHICAGO. I live 30 minutes from a place called Busch (beer, yummy) Stadium where champions roost. I live hours from a place called Wrigley (gum, on the bottom of my shoe) Field where said champions occasionally visit.

    Since this is the apparatus forum...

    I think fire trucks should be red.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gilamonster View Post
    Orange County Also Canceled E-One Order.

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    any additional information?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gilamonster View Post
    Orange County Also Canceled E-One Order.

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    Did OCFA cancel an existing order with E-One? I was under the impression the last bid was simply awarded back to KME.

    Edit: Thread about OCFA, with information from one of the apparatus committee members - OCFA returns to KME.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GFPD2005 View Post
    I would like to submit a bid on behalf of the rest of people of Illinois to throw the whole city of Chicago out.

    And another thing. When I say I'm from Illinois DO NOT ASSUME IM FROM CHICAGO. I live 30 minutes from a place called Busch (beer, yummy) Stadium where champions roost. I live hours from a place called Wrigley (gum, on the bottom of my shoe) Field where said champions occasionally visit.

    Since this is the apparatus forum...

    I think fire trucks should be red.
    Geez Dude, calm down before you throw an embolism.

    Did you visit Chicago as achild and get scared by a pigeon or something? You got one hell of a HUGE chip on that shoulder.

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    We (OCFA) are currently reviewing the latest information from E-One for two 95' Platforms. We went to Florida for our pre-con in late July and are still working with them to try and make their design work.

    Our Board of Directors has approved a request from us (apparatus committee) to cancel the order if E-One can't meet our specs and we should have a final answer in a week or two once our review is completed.

    For those that work on apparatus committees and such, you can understand that I can't give any specifics right now, but I will confirm that cancelling the order is a possibility.

    Does anyone know why Chicago cancelled their aerial order with E-One?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoxAlarm187 View Post
    Did OCFA cancel an existing order with E-One? I was under the impression the last bid was simply awarded back to KME.

    Edit: Thread about OCFA, with information from one of the apparatus committee members - OCFA returns to KME.
    These are two separate orders. The order that went to KME was for 10 pumpers - this order with E-One is for two 100' platforms.

    Hope that clears up the confusion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ocfafae View Post

    Does anyone know why Chicago cancelled their aerial order with E-One?
    Word is E-One could not meet the height requirement.

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    Cool Chicago Ladders

    For a city that is furlowing employees three days without pay in the last six months of 2009 because they don't have any money, I doubt if they have the money to order any new ladder trucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donethat View Post
    For a city that is furlowing employees three days without pay in the last six months of 2009 because they don't have any money, I doubt if they have the money to order any new ladder trucks.
    They don't have the money for the ladder trucks but somehow managed to budget for 4000 new Crown Victorias for the PD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ocfafae View Post
    These are two separate orders. The order that went to KME was for 10 pumpers - this order with E-One is for two 100' platforms.

    Hope that clears up the confusion!
    Thanks, that does help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GFPD2005 View Post
    I would like to submit a bid on behalf of the rest of people of Illinois to throw the whole city of Chicago out.

    And another thing. When I say I'm from Illinois DO NOT ASSUME IM FROM CHICAGO. I live 30 minutes from a place called Busch (beer, yummy) Stadium where champions roost. I live hours from a place called Wrigley (gum, on the bottom of my shoe) Field where said champions occasionally visit.

    Since this is the apparatus forum...

    I think fire trucks should be red.
    In Chicago this weekend. Good to be reminded why I don't live in a hive. Or certainly that hive.

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    Recall reading the specs back when they were on the Chicago Purchasing site, but what was the height requirement again and were these to be 100's or 110's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tms122 View Post
    Recall reading the specs back when they were on the Chicago Purchasing site, but what was the height requirement again and were these to be 100's or 110's?
    100' Heavy Duty Ladders. The height requirement was no higher than 11 feet.

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