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    .....To this (3000 gal.)

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    Very nice rig. Kinda like going from a Gremlin to a Cadillac, I bet. Definately will want to get in some practice driving it and the EVOC will really be of benefit.

    Congrats on the new tanker. That extra water on scene is worth its weight in gold, and then some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WBFD25 View Post
    Very nice rig. Kinda like going from a Gremlin to a Cadillac, I bet. Definately will want to get in some practice driving it and the EVOC will really be of benefit.

    Congrats on the new tanker. That extra water on scene is worth its weight in gold, and then some.

    especially since we can now draft fill this 3000 gallon tank in about the same amount of time it took to fill our 1800 gallon tank(we don't have hydrants in our district).


    I lied on the 1250 pump as well. We originally wanted to get a 1250, but in doing so we would have had to outfit the truck with all the neccesary tools that the pumper has (ladders, pike poles, etc.) Being we are such a small department with limited funds (along with everyone else.....)and call volume is low we rarely have to use the stuff on the pumper, our powers that be went with a 750 gpm pump instead.

    Man i tell you too, those LED lights on the thing are insanely bright!!!
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    for those that may have missed it, the pics of our old tanker are at the bottom of the 1st page.

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    Fantastic upgrade! Good luck with it, I'm sure it will serve you guys very well and for a long time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daped01 View Post
    for those that may have missed it, the pics of our old tanker are at the bottom of the 1st page.
    Ah - an old milk tanker! Still one or two of those in this area.

    Just because you put a big pump on a tanker doesn't mean you have to set it up as a class A pumper. Our old spec for a "pumper-tanker" in the radio numbering system called for minimum 750/1000, and implied that it was, indeed, a class A pumper. That was set up when 500's were common, 750's were becoming the norm, and 1000's were rare. Now pretty much everyone has a 1250/1000 as their first due, so the spec for a P-T now includes having a quick-dump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tree68 View Post
    Ah - an old milk tanker! Still one or two of those in this area.

    Just because you put a big pump on a tanker doesn't mean you have to set it up as a class A pumper. Our old spec for a "pumper-tanker" in the radio numbering system called for minimum 750/1000, and implied that it was, indeed, a class A pumper. That was set up when 500's were common, 750's were becoming the norm, and 1000's were rare. Now pretty much everyone has a 1250/1000 as their first due, so the spec for a P-T now includes having a quick-dump.

    What I was told......and I took it at face value. that the stipulations of our grant said if we had a 1250 we had to have all the neccesary(sp?) equipment that a pumper has. Again, i'm a rookie so I didn't feel like I should question anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daped01 View Post
    yeah, i get the I before E's mixed up alot even though i know the saying. I try my best to spell and use proper grammar, but sometimes my excitement gets to me. At least thats the case here I think???? lol
    Now you know how to spell chief and as soon as you quit admitting that you make mistakes or get excited you to can go over to the dark side and be a CHIEF. Yes, your own family will be kind enough to introduce you as that firefighter everyone always see's doing a self prostrate exam at a scene. (My wife thinks she is a comedian), she also has devoloped a happiness formula based on B.T.U's or lack of. Yeah the unwashed masses get quite a jolly out of that type of drivel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller337 View Post
    Now you know how to spell chief and as soon as you quit admitting that you make mistakes or get excited you to can go over to the dark side and be a CHIEF. Yes, your own family will be kind enough to introduce you as that firefighter everyone always see's doing a self prostrate exam at a scene. (My wife thinks she is a comedian), she also has devoloped a happiness formula based on B.T.U's or lack of. Yeah the unwashed masses get quite a jolly out of that type of drivel.

    self prostate exam? Do I want to know what that is? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daped01 View Post
    self prostate exam? Do I want to know what that is? lol
    Finger in tucass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daped01 View Post
    ...stipulations of our grant...
    Rog. Funny things, those stipulations - they always end up costing us money.
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    Here are some pictures from our EVOC training class.

    Our chief and our primary driver "miss communicating" and touching the cone in a backing up drill
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    Nice rig, it will be great to have that extra water.

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