Anybody here on the St. Louis FD, or know the story of their quints???
I happened to be at Interstate Detroit Diesel when I walked by one of their rigs. The ladder and pump was removed, and ALOT of new MAJOR parts were installed. Looked like it was going through a refurb.
Asked the service manager about all the new parts, and he said that it is one of 10 rigs to be refurbished. He also said another 10 rigs are being put to pasture. In total, they are to get 10 rigs refurbed, and 10 new ones.
Now my curiosity has the better of me. Is this a voluntary thing they are doing, or is it something that we went through 10 years ago. By that, I mean that we didn't do annual ladder inspections on them by a third party. When one had a very serious issue, the whole fleet of aerials got inspected, and most of them failed for one reason or another. We had to purchase 6 new aerials and have them delivered, like yesterday. (this happened a couple years before I started, not that it makes any difference)
I'm just looking for some info on them, and not trying to give the dept. a bad rap.