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    I am intersted in what type of equipment you carry on your aerials, resuces and pumpers(Fans, tool boxes, cutting torch, ect)? I am trying to come up with a list things that are a must have on each specific type of apparatus. <img src="confused.gif" border="0">

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    This could definitely be a long post so I will just highlight a few things. First, with the engine, you want to have smoke ejectors, vent saws (both chainsaw and K12). Some companies in my area carry none of those on the average engine which causes problems sometimes. Of course, in some larger areas with more ladder companies, this may not be true. Around here there are only about 10 ladders in the county with around 120 departments). You should also carry some absorbant material and other supplies for small fuel spills and such. <br />Rescue truck -- at least a set of spreaders and cutters, rams, airbags, AED, other ems equipment based on the type of service you provide, vent saws, ejectors perhaps, specialized rescue equipment be it trench, rope, etc. Feel free to email me if you would like more specific information about the equipment my company carries.

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    Well, let me start out with our heavy rescue squad and if I get time I'll out up another reply later. I'll work from the front to the back. In the bumper we have a variety of chains and a winch (I'm not sure on the capacity of the winch) Of course the assortmant of mag-lights in the cab and a hand held radio. A 4 bottle cascade system on board, spine boards, confined space rescue equipment, 1 electric fan, 1 gas fan, 2 SCBAs 2 extra bottles, a few hundred feet of air line, various hand tools, air chissel, air bags, 2 rams, 2 cutters, 2 spreaders, 1 on board hydraulic unit, 1 portable, hand hydraulic tools, jacks, cribbing, EMT equipment and defib, PTO driven generator, cutting torch, chain saw, K-saw, exstinguishers, 250 GPM PTO pump, 400 Gal. poly tank (I think) 20 gal. class B foam tank, 2 command light towers, onspot tire chains, air reel, electric cord reel, and I'm sure there are some more odds and ends that I have missed but for the most part that is it.

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    Default Overhall



    Are any of you out there using plastic or tar paper rolls for overhall.

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    Are any of you out there using plastic or tar paper rolls for overhall.
    why would you need that?
    " truck till the casket drops "

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    To cover holes in a roofs and broken doors and windows.....

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    We use sheet plastic for overhaul and weather exposure protection... We carry a couple of oil skin type drop clothes to be used closer to any actual fire ops.....you can really **** someone off if the TV is free of water but has plastic melted to it!!!!

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    Originally posted by mnfireguy
    To cover holes in a roofs and broken doors and windows.....
    oh i see, up here in ny we have companies that chase fires that take care of that, and its handled by the insurance co. they are called board up companies. When possible we try to salvage clothes and other items before extensive overhaul.
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    We also have companies that come and do the clean up and such but why leave a hole in the roof for the rain and birds to come thru while the resident waits the two or three hours for commercial services...Also serves as a great PR....The fire dept came out and put out my house and then they cleaned it up....blah blah

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    We carry plastic , tar paper and red resin paper for a runner when on service type calls

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    After all the stuff to meet ISO, we also carry cheap plastic tarps from KMart, Wal-Mart, wherever that we can use for overhaul and leave with the homeowner. We also carry the heavy canvas tarps, too and reusable runners. Then, we don't have to retrieve and clean tarps when they only cost a few bucks, but sometimes we get them back at the end of the call anyway.

    Our Ladder is also our extrication toolbox, so it carries cribbing, hydraulic tools (jaws, rams, cutters), sawzall (cordless), adjustable posts for bracing and an exothermic torch (you never know what you're going to want to cut and I love using that thing!)

    Our engines also have gas monitors and thermal imagers.

    We don't staff or run a "heavy rescue" so I can't help you there, but our Technical Rescue trailer is loaded woth trench, confined space and collapse rescue tools and equipment.

    Good luck on your list. Maybe you should take inventory of what you have and add to it what you always wished you had - you never know when your wish will be granted.

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