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    Question Pierce walk in heavy rescue

    Any department out there using a walk in heavy rescue?
    Pierce or other for all season ops. I need some pros and cons.

    Thanks guys

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    Talking I Ride Both......

    I am the Asst. Chief of a vfd with a walkaround style squad. there are some good and bad with it, such as quite a bit of unusable space overhead in the compartments. The good points are that the crew is all in the cab together, visibility and communication is better, some compartments are open all the way thru to the opposite side. This unit is going on 11 years old and almost everyone likes it and would buy another. See it at www.gdvfd18.com Now, Part 2. I am also a member of a second vfd about 10 miles from the first. I am a driver on the Squad there (Heavy Rescues are called Squads in this area) EVERYONE likes this one, It's a 22 ft walkin box on a Ford LTL9000 built by Ranger. Lots of accessable compartment space, great place for rehab, seats 8. Downside is intercom is needed for communication between driver and officer up front and crew in back, Having crew and tools in same space, poor visibility outside for crew. See it at www.Arundelfire.com The only thing I know about Pierce is that his first name was Franklin and he was president of the US around 1900. Stay Safe....
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