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  • Engine/Pumper

    14 66.67%
  • Aerial/Squirt

    6 28.57%
  • Boat/Brush

    1 4.76%
  • Rescue/Special Services (EMS, etc.)

    2 9.52%
  • Special Operations (Hummer, Deuce, etc.)

    0 0%
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  1. #1
    Fighting81st
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    Question Whats your #1 apparatus?

    What is your department's best apparatus? DONT BE AFRAID....VOTE I SAY VOTE.


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    Fighting81st
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    Default Don't Be Fooled!!!!

    There is a big difference between Special Operations and Special Services. Here are some:
    Special Operations
    1. Any unordinary truck
    given to the fire dept
    for specific reasons
    such as a deuce to
    tow a boat, or a
    Hummer used for
    a Rapid Access Team.
    2. Salvage/Floods
    and Disasters

    Special Services
    1. Any AED equipped truck
    used for EMS/Medic calls only!


    *Unordinary truck= Any apparatus that is not designed to participate in any firefighting acitvity*
    Thank you and have a Happy Easter.

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    such as a deuce to tow a boat
    What kinda boat are you hauling ??? I dont think a small cruise ship will make a good rescue boat there chief.

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    Fighting81st
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    Default Ohh its a nice size boat

    dfdex1,
    It is a pretty big boat. the army gave it to us because they took the Hummer which they originally gave us but took back because they said it wasnt for street use then they went and cut it down. The Hummer aka R.A.T. (Rapid Access Team) was replaced by the boat and the deuce to pull it the deuce is still army colored (camo) and should be Cruden Cream (the color of our trucks) painted so that the national guard doesn't get the credit which has happened before. I have only seen it in action twice once at fire school where it broke down on the river and they had to draw water from the river and pump it back out through 1 and 1/2 inch lines. It was pretty funny they were comin near the dock and someone said hey chris (our chief) "slow down these people are going to go in front of you." and chris said "I'm givin it all i got". anyway yes a deuce to pull a boat. Happy Easter

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    81st, what do you mean by best unit. The best made truck.Or best to ride in?
    No longer an explorer, but I didn't wanna lose my posts.

    IACOJ 2003

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    1st due engine..its just so sweet to be the 1st to roll up to a heavily involved worker.

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    Default Im Back.......

    I say the best peice of fire equipment in our quaters/station would be the Ladder Co.
    Rob aka Squinty

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    Westville Fire Department
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    LA County Copter 16 (FireHawk)
    http://www.code2high.com/LACoFD/firehawk1.JPG
    or
    LAFD Heavy Rescue 56
    http://www.code2high.com/LAFD/lafdhr56.JPG

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    Fighting81st
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    Default To explr985/Engine101

    The Best truck in your station as in runs the best, usually first out to all your calls, that sort of thing.


    Special Operations (Hummers, Deuces, Aircraft) NOW VOTE

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    we have twin 2002 Luverne Fire Pumpers with Onboard Class A & B foam systems. Last Luverne's ever made.

    If you want to see them, go here:

    http://www.delhi.oh.us/newsletter.htm

    or go here, and see a little bit better pic and also a little more info:

    http://www.luvernefire.com/crimson/r...?DeliveryID=38
    Last edited by fyrfyter33; 04-21-2003 at 10:19 PM.

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    Got to thinking about it and Winston-Salem Fire Departments best
    piece of appartatus would be the 104+ Sutphen aerial ladder. Nice truck, but sorry no pic.
    No longer an explorer, but I didn't wanna lose my posts.

    IACOJ 2003

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    And what is wrong with the LAFD Heavy Rescue and LACoFD FireHawk?

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    Default Re: To explr985/Engine101

    Originally posted by Fighting81st
    The Best truck in your station as in runs the best, usually first out to all your calls, that sort of thing.


    Special Operations (Hummers, Deuces, Aircraft) NOW VOTE
    If you want to know which runs "the best", that means you want to know which is most mechanicly sound. You want to know what runs the most, I think.

    Our truck runs the most (95' Sutphen), but it doesn't run the best. Our 2001 Seagraves are the most comfortable to ride in, they don't run the best. I vote would be our 1958 Anniversary Series Seagrave. Even though it's a bear to drive (compared to todays standards), hotter than hell in the cab, and not very comfortable. It has the most class.
    Last edited by SFDchief; 04-22-2003 at 06:16 AM.

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    its an all wheel drive engine with a rear mounted pump. very nice.
    never forget 343 FDNY
    in memory of 40 ENGINE/35 TRUCK
    normal people spend their life's avoiding intense situations.....a fireman's life is an intence situation.

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    Fighting81st
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    Default that is what i meant SFD Chief

    I'm Glad you understood what i really meant alright this is what i want to know VOTE BY THE NUMBER OF CALLS THAT THE APPARATUS GOES ON.
    THANK YOU.

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    i went to LA county for spring break, i didnt see that heavy rescue or the chopper but i did see station 70 in malibu.

    now for the post, the best truck we have is our 100' tower ladder, if it was a tiller i would be in heaven but o well its still part of the truck co.

    TRUCKIE 4 LIFE

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    our best truck would be a tie between our pumper and tanker they both due at least 75mph. but the most valuable most of the time is our brush truck. it is worth its weight in gold. if it wasnt for that we would have to drag alot of hose. i dont think it has ever got stuck and it has pulled out another fd's tanker before at a fire.
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    The pumper is usually the workhorse of any department.
    Ceredo Fire-Rescue
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