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    Danville, Illinois

    Default Apparatus Purchasing Questions

    My Department is going to purchase 3 new pieces of apparatus within the next month and we are looking for anyone who has or has had experience with Danko, Midwest Fire Equip, and U.S. Tanker to give good and or bad comments or suggestions on purchasing from these manufacturers. We are going to purchase 2 Tankers and 1 Pumper/Tanker. Please let us know either way with your experience.

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    Dec 1999
    NW Ohio


    did they get the bid ? or .....are they the maker of choice /? do you have specs ? I hope you arent going and planning to just go buy a pice of apparatus ......that could be very bad ju-ju !
    IACOJ both divisions and PROUD OF IT !
    Pardon me sir.. .....but I believe we are all over here !
    ATTENTION ALL SHOPPERS: Will the dead horse please report to the forums.(thanks Motown)
    RAY WAS HERE 08/28/05
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    I'm sorry, I haven't been paying much attention for the last 3 hours.....what were we discussing?
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    http://www.firehouse.com/forums/show...60#post1137060post 115

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    Flanders, NJ


    Chief William Peters of Jersey City Fire Dept. has written a series of texts and at least one video on purchasing and specing new apparatus. This guy is the guru of apparatus. They are available online from Fire Engineering. Buy these books and read them before you spec or bid these pieces and you won't be sorry.


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