Everytime a new apparatus rolls into your bay, all the firefighters gather round the rig and say, "well, that's ok" or "I would have made that compartment bigger" etc.... Even though you may get to see the specs or help spec your rigs it's never the same until you get to lay hand upon the new rig. We all are guilty of the above comments or have heard something like it. But have you ever looked at a new apparatus and said to yourself, "That's the coolest thing I've ever seen? Tell me about it. One of mine was when we got our new Quint... I had no idea that the ladder and nozzle could be run from a radio remote.
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06-01-2001, 04:23 AM #1dfwscottyFirehouse.com Guest
That's the coolest thing I've seen!
06-01-2001, 08:45 PM #2Resq14Firehouse.com Guest
Some "That's the coolest thing I've ever seen"s:
- The front bumper on Fitchburg, WI's Heavy Rescue (Spartan/Saulsbury). Hydraulic combination tool preconnected to a reel, sawzall preconnected to an electric reel, and miscellaneous support equipment. The nice part was they were protected by a custom enclosure... not just sitting out saying hello to road salt, acid rain, and the like.
- The 'Saulsbury Diagrammatic Pump Panel' on Tempe, AZ's Engine 271(?). Very cool way of using a picture of the truck, color coding, and electric valves to simplify the pump panel.
- The Detroit Diesel electronic throttle (DDEC). Not necessarily new, but new to us. I like.
- Any of LHS*'s beasts.
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06-05-2001, 05:14 AM #3mike021Firehouse.com Guest
There will be alot of WOW that's cool in a week at our station. Our new 10 man cab with a CAF system, hydraulic generator, light tower, rescue and engine type compartments with the top side bins, 1000 gallons of water. Should be interesting.
Norwood Fire Co. No. 1
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