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    Default Never seen this before

    I was looking around the net and came upon this picture. It looks like a LaCo department.

    Anyone know whats behind the windows?

    http://www.angelfire.com/mt/matt2677...es/Lacopro.jpg
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    Looks like blast shields. Could have used them in Washington Heights several years ago.

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    Roll down heat shields for wildland protection, just in case they get over run.
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    Yes, they are heat shields. KME built at least one for evaluation a couple of years ago. It was part of a wildlannd safety program. I haven't heard anything about it since though. I don't see any mention of the shutter system on their web site at present.

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    L.A. County had a rig get stuck at the Kinneloa Mesa fire in Pasadena in '93 while they were trying to pull out...the crew had to hold their shelters up against the windows to protect themselves. I believe the County came up with this concept shortly thereafter in conjunction with KME.

    Arcadia FD, just south of me, has a new KME with these as well. If you look closely, you can see it in the stowed position at the top of the officer's window.

    Chris Gaylord
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    What those guys said. KME calls it FLAMESHIELD and claims it is an exclusive feature.

    Here's a link to their description of the pumper

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    Default Yes-

    Yes- That enigne is from an LA County department,
    infact it is the LA County Fire Dept.
    www.lafdco.org

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    ditto to all the other replies ............
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