Need help to justify buying quint and related questions
I'm a civilian trying to help our small town FD get first quint. General public only views the aerial as justification. I'm sure that there are other non-pumper non-aerial functions a quint would give us. We have a 26 yr old pumper that will be replaced by quint. Been told that max size std ladder on our pumpers is 24' ext and that quint would give us 36'+ or so.
What types of equip is common on quints that would not be on pumpers that can help justify need for quint? Would we carry some of our tech rescue stuff that we now have in a trailer? Because the more types of calls we can use quint for helps make case for it.
Also, what is the typical setup time on scene for aerial? I presume it varies depending on type or brand but there must be some minimum as nearest mutual aid ladder is 6+ miles away so travel time alone makes it less than ideal. If I were able to say that setup takes "x-y" min, that helps justify need to have our own.