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    Default FDNY Trucks

    Seems like the best source on current FDNY vehicles. Very well done.

    http://fdnytrucks.com/


    This one's for you Fire304... does the boat look familiar?


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    Default Hmmm...

    Can't quite read the lettering on the sides...

    Must be a stainless steel body truck, you'd have to back that thing wayyyy into the water to float the boat off!

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    (was going to attach photo but cant figure out how!)
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    Originally posted by eng23ine
    (was going to attach photo but cant figure out how!)
    If the photo is bigger than 90K or is in the wrong format (jpeg is a good one) if will simply not appear, no warning.

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    Question FDNY Rescue's

    Just wondering what the rationale was to eliminate the 6 man cab on the famous 5 Rescue's of FDNY? It caught my eye and my department just sent out specs for one so I was wondering if anyone knew why they did this, and what anyone prefers....
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    The new designs return to the use of the bench seat in the rear walk-in portion. Any FDNY Rescue guy will tell you there were many problems with the HME rigs. Not the least of which was they were just too damn long in many cases. I don't know all the specifics, just what I was told by some FDNY FF's.

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    Arrow Re: Hmmm...

    Originally posted by Fire304
    Can't quite read the lettering on the sides...

    Must be a stainless steel body truck, you'd have to back that thing wayyyy into the water to float the boat off!
    FDNY TSU's are equipped with small cranes for putting the boats in the water-the crane just isn't visible from the angle the photo was taken at

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    Magnum771, FDNY had alot of problems with the 6 HME rigs. They reverted back to the 2 man cab, with seating in the body, which worked well for them with the previous Mack/Saulsbury rigs. One of the problems was that they were just too damn' big. Each individual department has to find that fine line between carrying the equipment you would like to carry, and keeping the rig from being too large for the area it serves. That is not always easy to do.....

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    Where was the 6th HME used at? Was it a dedicated reserve?

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    According to the Apparatus Journal's guide to FDNY rigs there was only 5 HME rescues. The reserve rig was a Mack MR chasis and now is a donated American LaFrance rig called "The Spirit of Oklahoma". The "6" was probably just a typo.

    As for the change from crew cab back to two man cab, R-1 Capt. Terry Hatton speced out the new design with size of the vehicle in mind and the fact that most of the guys rode in the walk-in rear area anyway.
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    Red face

    U.R. Right Engine5-FF. Meant to hit the "5" button.

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    As far back as I can remember since FDNY Rescue Co.'s got diesel engines, they have always used the "Squad Body" design with only the HME/Saulsbury rigs being different. The Old Mack "R" with bodies by Providence and then Pierce, the American LaFrance rigs, the Mack "MR" with bodies by Saulsbury and so on up to the HME giants. The latest E-One/Saulsbury rigs are a throw back to a proven design that worked well with no problems with crew capacity and tool storage. The newest ones actually maximize space better than their previous "Squad Body" bretheren by using available space behind the Officer & Chauffeur seats. One thing for sure. The streets of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhatten, Queens and Staten Island will tell for sure how the E-One chassis will hold up with a busy and diverse department.
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