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    Talking Manufacturer Name Acronyms

    You guys have been around long enough to see apparatus manufacturers come and go, be bought and sold, merge and consolidate. What are some of the nick names given to their company names. We were trying a few weeks ago at work to remember some of them.

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    KME - Keep Mechanics Employed

    AI - Aerial Impersonators

    LTI - Likely To Invert

    ALF - Almost Like Firetrucks

    Any others. And keep in mind, this is all in fun and in no way implies that their nick names are true reflections of their apparatus. LOL.


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    Pierce

    Poor & Inferior Excuse for a Real Custom Engine

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    that pierce line looks familiar
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    Here are a few:

    K. M. E.

    K-Mart Engineering: Martha would be proud.


    E. V. I.

    Every Vehicle Inadequate
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    S.V.I. - Sorry, Vague and Inadequate

    Smeal - I have one for them but it might offend FF43065. LOL.


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    Stay low and move it in.

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    Sutphen = S#*!phen
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    I like the one about Sutphen. We kick one of our 3 every week.

    Pierce:
    Proud Innovative Example for a Real Custom Engine
    Proud Innovative Emergency Ready Custom Engine

    HME: home made engine

    KME: keep mechanics employed

    Smeal: Superior made emergency aerial ladder

    Spartan Quality: they said that themselves
    do we want a fire truck with spartan and quality on the same truck.
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    Station2 - I would really like to hear the Smeal one, as I have never heard any good ones.

    How about:

    Pierce Contender is actually the Pierce Pretender.

    Central States is Central Mistakes.

    FMC - Fu Man Chu

    HME - Homos Make Engines

    Smeal - Strong Mechanically Engineered Aerial Ladders

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    ff43065,

    Smeal - (S)ome (M)oron (E)xcreted (A) (L)adder


    Stay low and move it in.
    Stay low and move it in.

    Be safe.


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    L.T.I. Long Term Investment

    Emergency-One Enima One

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    SMEAL = Shi*y Made Engines And Ladders
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    Everytime something goes wrong with one of the Pierces in one of my FD's, I tell them it was because they bought a "Pierce of S**t"
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    Not really a true acronym, but:

    E-One : Electrical One

    -or- E-Won't
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