How many miles on your rig?
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I'm looking for ballpark estimates on the miles you put on your rigs every year, or the mileage and age of your busier rigs. I'm sure there must be departments that put more miles on compared to us. Please include career/volunteer, run volume, and circumstances that contribute to your mileage.
For my suburban career dept, we run approx 10,000 runs out of 5 stations, 5 engines and a truck. A fire alarm may get all 6 rigs, so our busiest engine does approx 3500 calls/year. The spare engine is a 93 Pierce with 135K miles, and it has been in reserve for 5 years. The engine I am assigned to is a 2005 Sutphen which has 65K miles on it. We run ALS first response, hazmat, etc, and have no utility vehicles for shopping/details.
If you are really motivated, include the engine hours. That way the guys who get 2 fires a day a block from the station can brag about the wear on their rig too.;)