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    Quote Originally Posted by bull321 View Post
    that bulls "alf chrome fire engine yellow", quint!
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    Or before my Chief jumps on here and corrects me. The Sylva Fire Department"s "ALF Chrome Fire Engine Yellow" quint.
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    Bull,

    What's the response matrix of the quint...what kind of assignments will it be first-due, second-due, etc on?
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    She will be first out on all commercial fires those in our district and to our Mutual aid depts.

    She be first out to all residential fires in our district unless the area or conditions prevents access to the home. examples very sharp switch backs, hog tails for driveways etc. (In other words you better know where you going!) She will also roll to MA house fires if requested.

    For MVAs on the 4 lane she will roll out 2nd after the rescue pumper.
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    Very interesting that you'll be rolling this ahead of pumpers on residential assignments. Have you all found a great need for a ladder company on many of your residential fires?
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    Box and Bull, as you both know, that is some areas, if the Truck or Quint doesn't go first and get to the builidng first to have the front, they may get blocked out.

    You can always pull hose line but you can't pull that stick if it in a position to use.


    BTW lets stick to the issues of the post and stop the banter on who has the biggest willie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    Box and Bull, as you both know, that is some areas, if the Truck or Quint doesn't go first and get to the builidng first to have the front, they may get blocked out.
    Don't get me wrong, I understand that completely, but I have a feeling that Bull's residential response area and ours at home are very similar, and we've run across only a handful of fires ever where a ladder company would have been helpful - not needed per se - just helpful. I just like learning what drives different departments decisions....
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoxAlarm187 View Post
    Very interesting that you'll be rolling this ahead of pumpers on residential assignments. Have you all found a great need for a ladder company on many of your residential fires?
    Due to limited space in most peoples driveways and the fact that more than most residents homes are very far from the "curb" and us that term very loosely, We going to roll the ladder first then the engines to give the ladder the prime real estate.

    I wouldn't say that we have necessarily have had a great need for a ladder truck on most house fires, but then we have never had a ladder truck. We figure that it would be best to have it up front and ready to go then sitting at the barn. When we spec'ed this truck we did it with the understanding that we wanted to run it as much as possible than leave it at the fire station and only pull it out for the Christmas parade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    BTW lets stick to the issues of the post and stop the banter on who has the biggest willie!

    If you want it to end why bring it up again? It hadn't been mentioned in 7 posts until YOU brought it up.

    Carry on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    It never ceases to amaze me the number of self appointed moderators and censors on this site.

    This was a disagreement between me and one other poster until others jumped in.
    If that was the case, take it to a PM and not air all the laundry.
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    Thanks for the insight, Bull!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoxAlarm187 View Post
    Don't get me wrong, I understand that completely, but I have a feeling that Bull's residential response area and ours at home are very similar, and we've run across only a handful of fires ever where a ladder company would have been helpful - not needed per se - just helpful. I just like learning what drives different departments decisions....


    Brother I understand. As you know the City isn't all cake and ice cream. There are areas that if the Truck or Quint doesn't go first and get their position, they will get blocked out by the wagon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    If that was the case, take it to a PM and not air all the laundry.
    Are you another self appointed moderator?

    There was no laundry. It was a simple disagreement over compartments. Sorry it was so stressful for you.
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    It's funny, I tried to direct this back to talking about Bull's ALF Chrome Yellow Quint and I get dragged back into this nonsense.
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    Any time Chief, anytime.
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    Bull,

    Have you got all the equipment on board yet? I would love to see pics of the compartments to see how you loaded them.
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    We've not got all of the equipment on the truck yet. It came in a month earlier than we had expected so we are still waiting on some/most of the tools to arrive. As soon as we get everything and installed I'll post some more pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    Are you another self appointed moderator?
    I wish I was a moderator.
    I am now a past chief and the views, opinions, and comments are mine and mine alone. I do not speak for any department or in any official capacity. Although, they would be smart to listen to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefKN View Post
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    Oh? Is that a subtle kill me off hint?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BULL321 View Post
    Or before my Chief jumps on here and corrects me. The Sylva Fire Department"s "ALF Chrome Fire Engine Yellow" quint.
    Your ALF Chrome Fire Engine Quint is the wrong color Bull.
    However, in spite of the school bus yellow, it is a nice looking quint. Maybe we could have a painting party. I'll bring the brownies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    Oh? Is that a subtle kill me off hint?
    It's not paranoid if it is true.

    Just kidding.. You like Macks, so you are a rock star in my book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefKN View Post
    It's not paranoid if it is true.

    Just kidding.. You like Macks, so you are a rock star in my book.
    Whew! Somebody that doesn't hate me here...LOL

    When I was a kid I thought Mack and Firetruck meant the same thing. And when I got to ride on one on my POC FD I knew I was right! Now that Mack CF is MINE!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BULL321 View Post
    She will be first out on all commercial fires those in our district and to our Mutual aid depts.

    She be first out to all residential fires in our district unless the area or conditions prevents access to the home. examples very sharp switch backs, hog tails for driveways etc. (In other words you better know where you going!) She will also roll to MA house fires if requested.

    For MVAs on the 4 lane she will roll out 2nd after the rescue pumper.
    Just keep in mind that when you commit that truck to pumping a fire, that is where it will stay. So if you're running hand lines for fire attack on side Alpha and someone calls for the stick on Charlie, it's going to be a process to get it there.
    Just food for thought...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefKN View Post
    I wish I was a moderator.

    OH, you aren't, ummm!



    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    Whew! Somebody that doesn't hate me here...LOL

    When I was a kid I thought Mack and Firetruck meant the same thing. And when I got to ride on one on my POC FD I knew I was right! Now that Mack CF is MINE!!

    I was the same way with Pirsch and American LaFrance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    OH, you aren't, ummm!
    I just play one on TV.
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