Does our area assign departments jobs?
In our district, one company is water supply, one is fire attack, and one is ladders. Also, our company (fire attack)runs heavy rescue with hurst tools, air bags, high angle, confined space, etc. etc.
I haven't been a member of my company for long, so I can't speak from personal experience, but this seems like a good idea to me. Except for my company being fire attack. I cant imagine another comapny running arould laying LDH while we do all the fire attack.
This seems like it would be a good way to keep neighboring companies from going out and all buying ladders, heavy rescues, hazmat, etc. I am not sure how well it works out in reality though. Another of the companys in our small district (less than 10 square miles) has a rescue pumper also equipped with the jaws, air bags, and i'm not sure what else. I kind of wonder why this is necessary with us being at most 10 minutes away from their first due area. We are the only company assigened on the only hiway in town anyway.
Just wondering, does anyone else have this kind of setup? Obviously, every company has to be able to do fire attack and initial ground laddering, but not every company needs to run every specialty, except maybe where mutual aid is far out.