View Poll Results: What is your (dept's) first in-service unit to Structure Fires?

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  • Engine/Pumper

    37 88.10%
  • Aerial/Squirt

    9 21.43%
  • Brush

    1 2.38%
  • Rescue/Special Services (EMS)

    2 4.76%
  • Special Apparatus (check first poll if confused)

    1 2.38%
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    Fighting81st
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    Default A different maybe more understandable poll

    What is your first in-service unit to Structure Fires?

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    Fighting81st
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    Default 81-1 and 81-2

    Any Structure Fire in Monessen, PA. 81 Engine 1 will roll first.
    81 Squirt 2 will be the first unit from company #2.
    Here is a list of all apparatus in order that will respond to a Structure Fire in Monessen.
    81-1
    Engine 1
    Truck 1
    Engine 3
    Rescue 1

    81-2
    Squirt 2
    Engine 4
    Rescue 2
    Special Services

    And here they go with an announcement.
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    I'm a city explorer so it depends. Usually ours is a pumper but if its busy, it can be an arieal or a command unit.
    No longer an explorer, but I didn't wanna lose my posts.

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    Cool

    3 Station response with

    Hydrant areas getting Tower 2, Ladder 3 and Engine 1 first due
    and
    Rural areas getting Engine 2, Tanker 1 and Ladder 3.

    Wow only took three times to get it written the way I wanted it.
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    All Commercials get E74(st1),E72(st1),E71(st2),L71(st1) MA E83
    Residental if in st1 area E74,E72,E71 MA E83
    If in st2 E71,E72,E75 and MA E6,R2
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    Anything 2 story and smaller 2 Engine Companies,1 Aerial Company, 1 Command Unit. HighRise- 3 Engines,2 Aerials,1 Command. 10-50s 1 Engine, 1 Command. Medical/Service calls 1 Engine. My personal favorite truck is Aerial One. It is a 1999 Sutphen 104+ mid-mount ladder. Seating for 5,4 SCBA seats.
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    For any structure fire or possible structure fire this is the first alarm assignment:

    Engine 1
    Engine 2 (Tanker 1 second due if winter time or non-hydrant area)
    Casscade 1 (our little version of a Squad)
    Command 1

    Confirmed working fire brings: (second alarm)
    Engine 3
    Rescue 1
    Rescue 2

    Brush 1, Tanker 1 or Rescue 2 at that point becomes a "taxi" for extra hands.

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    Default Try to stay away from radio terinology

    Explr985 what is a 10-50? I'm sure that many of us are confused about your Departments terminology. Just like ppl would be confused if you told them to advance a hoseline and they were just watching the fire not even a member of a fire department. So please try to stay away from radio terminology. Thanks

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    for all structure fires or possible structures the engines roll first but if its a call at the hospitol or ne other high rises the tower ladder leaves almost in unison with the engine. idk if the 10-50 is the same in explr985's area but around here it is a car accident or mva or w/e u want to call it.

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    A 10-50 is a MVA, MVC, TC, Car Accident.
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    Default I would call it

    I would call it a Car Accident or a Multiple Vehicle Accident

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    Engine of course!

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    Default Not everywhere Gx

    I'm sure that there are some departments out there that have a really nice aerial that they would liike to represent.

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    We have a very nice Tower Ladder, BUT it ain't going first on anything. If something is burning, an engine goes first, that's what engines are for....... Stay Safe....
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    Default structure fire response order

    If the call is in our 1st due area, we respond

    engine, tanker, ambulance, as needed

    If its in our 2nd due area, we respond

    tanker, as needed

    We don't have an aerial period, so we have to make due with out. I think that we really really need a 75' or 85' quint, but I don't write the checks, you know!

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    Depends on which side of the city the fire is in as to who's "first due". We only run 2 front-line pieces. So if its in station 1's area, then it's the quint. If it's station 2's area, then it's the engine.


    In my opinion, the only times you should think about leading with an aerial to a fire in your first due area is:

    1. If the aerial is a quint.
    2. If no engine is available or runs from that station.
    3. The fire is in the aerial's first due, but not the engine's.
    4. You're already on the road with the aerial (returning from a call, training, etc.).
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    In the department that I am in, our chief said that Rescue 1 should roll first to any call. He said this becuase it takes a few minutes for the Engine to build up enough air pressure to release the brakes. We haven't been able to hook up a direct air line from the truck to the stations air compressor yet.

    Rescue 1 is a rescue/brush truck with 300 gallons of water. The order that the trucks roll is as follows: Rescue 1, Engine 6, Tanker 71.
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    Hello all. I am Fighting81st this is my new name. I chose to change my name for certain department issues that I probably avoided. I would like to know who marked Special Apparatus as their first to a Structure Fire? Thanks. Mike F.
    Cadet Fire & Rescue Deputy Chief 31
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