Chicago FD new Engine/ Business Class vs. Custom Class
This topic may have already been talked about to death, however I just got my copy of the Pennsylvania Fireman and I found and interesting picture.
Yes this is a Chicago Fire Department Engine Company. My understanding is that they have purchased 15 or 20 of these units. Not exactley sure on the amount. I talked to Freightliner and they told me several reasons why Chicago went to this type Apparatus.
MONEY was the top reason for this. Has anyone heard anything different?
Is this the way of the future? I personnally do not see anything wrong with the Business Class chassis being in the fire service, other than I REALLY LIKE MY CUSTOM CABS! But when you can nearly buy two Business Class for the price of one Custom Class... what is going to happen?
Captain Grant Mishoe
North Charleston Fire Department
North Charleston, SC
[This message has been edited by sconfire (edited 06-12-2001).]