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    Default Orlando lost a truck....

    Looks like it was last week.....

    http://www.wftv.com/video/27704659/index.html

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    now that qualifies for a oh s*** moment. looked like a fairly new truck.

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    I hate it when that happens!
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    Ouch. Appears to be a Stuphen, which doesn't make any difference as they all will catch on fire and burn.
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    It was a reserve truck but still in good shape.
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    Hey rfperry or any of the orlando guys...whats with the different colored gear? Are you all switching slowly, spares, etc?

    I was at OFC this year and saw half wearing black and half wearing tan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpferry View Post
    It was a reserve truck but still in good shape.
    Man, that was a damn nice reserve engine. Key word was. We have Sutphens at Dalton too. Love 'em. Glad everyone is ok though. And I'm curious about the gear colors too, noticed it in my Fireengineering mag with the Rescue 2 guys' article.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deluge059 View Post
    Hey rfperry or any of the orlando guys...whats with the different colored gear? Are you all switching slowly, spares, etc?

    I was at OFC this year and saw half wearing black and half wearing tan.
    Been there. Done that. Always sucks.
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    Tan was the old gear and is the back-up gear now. If the front line black gear is being washed or fixed the tan is used. The switch was made a few years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Been there. Done that. Always sucks.
    You suck, I didnt ask you. How about you mind your own business and keep your stupid opinions to yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpferry View Post
    Tan was the old gear and is the back-up gear now. If the front line black gear is being washed or fixed the tan is used. The switch was made a few years ago.
    I see. Thanks.

    By the way, great group of guys you got up there, I had a great time and got to play a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deluge059 View Post
    You suck, I didnt ask you. How about you mind your own business and keep your stupid opinions to yourself.
    huh?

    Was commenting on havbng a piece of apparatus burn as I have experienced the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    Ouch. Appears to be a Stuphen, which doesn't make any difference as they all will catch on fire and burn.
    Cobra going to the funeral?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rescue101 View Post
    Cobra going to the funeral?
    That's funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Been there. Done that. Always sucks.
    Maybe if you quoted the OP instead of a post asking a question about a different topic your intent would've been clearer.

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    As they say, "It Happens". Tough to have your truck on the news burning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    Ouch. Appears to be a Stuphen, which doesn't make any difference as they all will catch on fire and burn.
    Ummmm....?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    Ouch. Appears to be a Stuphen, which doesn't make any difference as they all will catch on fire and burn.
    In fact just last week, i was on watch and heard Rescue ___ to radio. Take us off the call, our truck is on fire!!! Call the shop mechanic and Go ahead and send a quint this way just in case we can't get it out!!!

    Turns out it was a huge deal just a transmission leak that caught the under carriage on fire. Truck was back in service the next day!!! dont worry the city shop fixed the problem haha.

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    I don't care who's it is. That just plain sucks.

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    Glad everyone is safe....From what I heard, they barely even made it out of the truck. Once the cab had caught fire, they just barely had enough time to pull over, and jump out. All gear, and any personnel items in the cab were lost....Glad everyone is alright.

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    Default lost one here

    We had a fire on engine 10 a few years back, in the bay during the night. The guys were woken up by the smoke detectors in the sleeping quarters. THe bay was filled with smoke by then. called a box on it

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    i wonder what the SOP state. do you put the truck in pump gear before bailing out of the burning cab? do you attempt to put the fire out with tank water?

    glad no one was hurt

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    Dont know or care about SOPs in that situation - a dry chem possibly followed by a pw to cool things off. Im no mechanic , but to me ,the quicker you can kill the engine and safely scotch the wheels, the better.
    That would be a good question for the wrenches on here - in the age of electronics , could a running engine possibly shift into gear(or out of pump back into road) if wiring is cooking?
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    They were rolling down the 417, smelt diesel, there was an old lawn trailer passing by so they figured it was the old truck pulling it, smell hung around a few mins later they moved some gear from the back where it was resting against a vent since they noticed there was some smoke coming out of it, and here comes the fireball. Like VES said they barely got out some couldn't undo seatbelts and bailed out just in time. The cab was in flames in seconds, pretty wild but I'm glad my brothers and sisters were all okay. Side note....The truck looks like the NTSB is conducting an investigation on it lol, everything laid out on tarps, pretty wild to see the gear all toasted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shott8283 View Post
    i wonder what the SOP state. do you put the truck in pump gear before bailing out of the burning cab? do you attempt to put the fire out with tank water?

    glad no one was hurt
    Really? Hmmm, the cab is on fire, which means the engine compartment probably caught fire which in turn means a fuel line is bound to rupture eventually, if not already. So you tell me, you want that deisel running full blast while it's on fire so it can squirt fuel out once that fuel line does rupture? How about pull over, shut her down if possible, in this situation it was not, and get the hell out.

    Cost of apparatus $300,000-$500,000+. Cost of a lost firefighter, incalculable. I agree with slackjawedyokel, try to use the extinguishers, if possible. If not, call it in and stand by. That's what insurance is for.

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