Thread: Pierce Layoffs

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    http://www.lonestarpse.com/federal-s...cal-siren.html


    Brand: Federal Signal Q2B
    Regular Price: $1,276.58

    Specifications
    Voltage 12 VDC
    Operating Current 100A
    Sound Output 123 dB @ 10ft.
    Physical Specifications
    Length 14.0 in (35.6 cm)
    Diameter 10.0 in (25.4 cm)
    Height 10.5 in (26.7 cm)
    Ship Weight
    49.0 lbs (23.0 kg)
    With the 3 engines and aerial/truck that we have on order, we spec'ed them to have mechanical Q's. We are getting them for about $900 each.

    With the problems and issues of the EQ2B's, we WILL NOT, ever, EVER, spec them again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FIREMECH1 View Post
    With the problems and issues of the EQ2B's, we WILL NOT, ever, EVER, spec them again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voyager9 View Post
    You mean other then being confused with an Ambulance?
    This is a reason that I am a big advocate for a mechanical siren. Without a doubt, the Federal Q2 is the best, but even an old Wheelen mechanical siren is better than none at all. Really believe that using a Q is a big advantage, people hear the mechanical and are looking for a cop car or ambulance. No doubt that when a Q is screaming that a 20-some-ton fire truck is coming down the road. Not that it matters, drivers are supposed to yield right of way regardless of the type of emergency vehicle, but knowing what is coming at you in advance sure cuts down on the surprise factor that causes many driver to go into "stupid panic mode".
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    What about equipping fire trucks with a Train Horn (S) , Then you will stand out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skysthelimit View Post
    What about equipping fire trucks with a Train Horn (S) , Then you will stand out.
    Been there, done that, have the t-shirt.
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    Or all we do is READ the Forums and keep our mouth shut, that way we don't get our head handed to us, and our feelings hurt ..... )

    Quote Originally Posted by FIREMECH1 View Post
    Yeah, OK.

    Because I have 2 POS Pierces, and have learned the problems of them (outside of cost for proprietary parts), I am an uninformed, and unlikely to help someone that has a problem with one???

    Quite the opposite. I contribute to fixing the POS's, without calling them as I see them in the same post, or thread. That was there, this is here. If they need help, I'll give them the info, if I have it.

    Bashing and whining is a go around with every MFG. Some have even chastised my beloved Spartans, without proof. Pierce has, well, more than that, across the country for problems. They also have an issue of sweeping things under the rug.

    You be the judge, if it is warranted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RetJaxFF View Post
    Or all we do is READ the Forums and keep our mouth shut, that way we don't get our head handed to us, and our feelings hurt ..... )
    Head is still there, and was never removed. Feelings, totally intact, and cannot be hurt by anyone here.

    If you don't like what I post, then move on. If the truth hurts, get over it.

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    Just ordered a new tanker Monday with the EQ2B, plus we added the Rumbler to the rig. If they can't hear us, we'll shake them!

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    For Pierce, it's been good to be #1. However, when apparatus sales drop 50-60%, that means they take a much harder hit than everyone else. This is a good time for all of us to be putting pressure on our politicians to get our funding levels raised instead of shipping more money to other countries in the form of aid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FIREMECH1 View Post
    With the 3 engines and aerial/truck that we have on order, we spec'ed them to have mechanical Q's. We are getting them for about $900 each.

    With the problems and issues of the EQ2B's, we WILL NOT, ever, EVER, spec them again.

    FM1
    Are you sure you're only paying $900.00 for a Q2B on your new Toynes? As the Spartan pricing (Sparcon) is at least double that..

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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    Been there, done that, have the t-shirt.

    And the hat is nomex.
    So you call this your free country
    Tell me why it costs so much to live
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