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    Default Pumper Rescue?

    Looking for a pumper rescue or just a plain rescue for a rural
    fire Dept in Maine we are looking for something new and not to
    big. 4 man cab any ideas??

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    Guilford Maine We are looking for something fairly
    large.

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    Default Re: Pumper Rescue?

    Originally posted by EKIM701
    we are looking for something not to
    big.
    Originally posted by EKIM701
    We are looking for something fairly
    large.

    well which is it?

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    Sorry about the confusion. We have a ford f350 with
    a utility body now. We want to replace it with a pumper rescue.
    this rig also goes on a lot of first responder calls.
    the idea was to replace our aging pumper and the rescue also.

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    A lot of departments in my area (including my own) are finding success with something like a F-350 chassis and a contractor's body. By putting a skid unit in the back with a small booster tank, you've got a truck that can handle a variety of calls.

    Does anyone know how well something like this:
    http://www.alexisfire.com/fire_equip...ionseries.html
    works in real life? For stations (like mine) that see heavy EMS volume, it seems like it might make sense. Of course, it goes against what I was preaching in the rear-mounted pump thread.

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    Found this on Smeal.com website under new deliveries. It went to Fairview, NC.
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    That Alexis Fire Equipment truck was built for my hometown. It is a sharp piece of equipment. Never had a chance to look over it up close and personal, but from talking to a lot of the local guys, they really like it. I belive they run it first due for the city, so it sees a lot of action.

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    Your best bet is to figure out what you want the truck to be able to do, what you want to carry on it, and how long, how high, and how wide are the maximums that you want it to be.

    I'm sure being in Maine with Bullwinkle, you'd probably want 4WD for sure. If it's ever going to be the first out piece to a fire, put CAFS on it for that quick knockdown with the limited manpower it can carry. For the same reason, I wouldn't go with less than 500 gallons of water.

    If it's just going to be a first responder/rescue unit, keep the CAFS so you can take MVCs with fire, but a 250gpm pump and 250 tank would be enough to handle that. And if you wanted to stay pick-up truck chassis, F550 would probably be sturdy enough for that that plus a decent amount of extrication tools and equipment, and EMS supplies.

    The best advice I've heard for compartment space, was take everything you want to put on the truck, and lay it out on the floor. Hose, SCBA, jaws, saws, ropes, backboards, whatever it is you're going to stick on it, and see how much space it actually takes up.

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    How big are you looking for? Take a look at this pumper 2000 ALF Eagle 7 man cab with 750 Gal tank, 1500 GPM two-stage pump with rescue body


    http://www.haddonfirecompany.org/images/1411.jpg

    or

    http://www.americanlafrance.com/NewDeliveries/Truck/89


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