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    Default Aerial dunnage area storage

    Looking for ideas on how and what to store in dunnage area under aerial main.

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    The NFPA & Ins. Services Office have suggested equipment lists for aerials. Take a look at your training (who knows how to use what type of equipment) and your traditional types of truck service. Compare these things with your current equipment compliment, and then put the least used things or those that do not require rapid deployment in the more difficult to reach location(s).

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    Are you talking about a quint? Depending on your water tank size, you may not have much dunnage space.

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    Yes, sooooo, not much area there. Trying to fit a combination ladder, xtra cribbing(we also run rescue), and rope rescue equipment. Do not want to put boxes in there because it necessitates putting main up to access it. Wish I woulda thought more about this when we were speccing the truck. Though the manufacturer did suggest putting 2 doors on it. I opted to not go with that option due to having to raise the main to open them. Looking for different ideas.

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    Already did those preconstruction. Problem with having a quint is stuffing 10 pounds in a 1 lb bag. We also run rescue first due. Need to make storage, without necessitating raising main, to place some equipment in there.

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    We put our non-emergency long tools up there like squeegies, brooms and shovels. Maybe some extra cribbing pieces (4X4 & 6X6) and a bag of extra absorbent if we need more than the buckets we carry. We run Smeal 105' quints as truck companies (2000/370/30).

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    Any one have some pictures i can use? Do not want to reinvent the wheel here. QueenCityFF - You have the equipment covered? If so, how?

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