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  • 500-750

    23 29.49%
  • 750-1000

    20 25.64%
  • 1000-1250

    21 26.92%
  • 1250-1500

    8 10.26%
  • 1500 or more

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    Default How much water does your 1ST out dwelling engine carry?

    Vote,I'm curious as to see if some companies run like us, 2 engines one with 1250 and the newest engine 1500. Post thoughts,comments,etc


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    where a urban/suburban company with a great Hydrant System Avg is around 1000gal /min hydrants so are engines only carry 500gal

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    So which one do I click if we carry 1000 gallons? 750-1000? or 1000-1250?

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    1000-1250

    if you have exactly 1000 click 1000-1250 if you have 1250 click on 1250-1500 and so on and so forth

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    750
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    You wanna be sick,

    My department runs a quint out first and it carries 300 gallons. To make matters worse it is a Top-mount pump, wich means you have to throw the ladder to use the pump and yet no-one see's a problem with this except the lower line officers, go figure.

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    our first out could be one of two. they are 1000 gallon but by the time they leak a little more like 985gallon. we are rural with two tankers/tenders one 1500 and the other 1200. we also have a mini pumper for ems jaws calls with 300 gallon.

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    We are mostly (very) rural but with some high value built up areas and lots of vegetation fires to contend with in summer. We have always had 500 gallon engines as does everyone around us but we got one with 830 on a low bid. It is over the road limit on the rear and is very tall. We do not like it. Our 500 lasts us long enough for a tender to get to us.

    Tenders are very large here. Recently they have been 3000 in order to stay under the center of gravity requirements of NFPA and not be too long. But in the past they were more like logging water trucks (in fact one of them was one) so they were not as long, and taller. Some of the old ones were 4500 to more than 5000 gallons. In any case they are better staffed now than they were then so we still have a lot of water on wheels when there is a fire. We just don't carry that much on the engine.

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    Originally posted by CaptainS
    You wanna be sick,

    My department runs a quint out first and it carries 300 gallons. To make matters worse it is a Top-mount pump, wich means you have to throw the ladder to use the pump and yet no-one see's a problem with this except the lower line officers, go figure.
    A top-mount quint???

    I have never heard of such a thing. Do you have a link to pics?
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    Everything with a lightbar in our dept. is 1250 gal.
    If we need more water, we call mutal aid for the 4000 in the neighboring dist.
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    We run 1250-1500's(water & pumps) on first due.It works well for our demographics. T.C.

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    First out is a 750/1250 pump. Reserve is a 500/1500 pump. Our quint, which has a small area that it runs as first due, has a 500/1500 pump.
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    Structure Fire in the Boro (looped hydrant system, good pressure):
    1st out: Quint 500gal
    2nd Out: Rescue 500gal
    3rd Out: Engine 1000gal


    In the Township (dry hydrants here & there):
    1st Out: Engine 1000gal
    2nd Out: Tanker 2500gal
    3rd Out: Rescue 500gal
    4th Out: Off-Road Engine 500gal - For a Fill Site
    (Quint only if requested)

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    Station #1 rolls out with 750 gallons and a 1500 GPM pump. This engine responds to all rural calls and is first out for calls in a designated response area inside the city.

    Station #2's engine has 500 gallons and a 1250 GPM pump. This engine only responds to in-city calls (ie. hydrant area). On a rural response, Station #2 responds with our lone tanker (1500 gallons).
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    Ours carries 500gal onboard. Around here "hydrant" is spelled
    T-A-N-K-E-R. Also there is 30gal foam onboard.

    If we are responding to a structure fire, we do have a 3k gal tanker, and will MA for additional water carry assist from our neighbouring depts.
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    station #2 rolls out and is usally first on the scene with 750gal engine.

    station #1 rolls out with a 2200 engine, 300 quitn.

    station #3 rolls out with a 500 gal ladder.

    if we need more water, station 2 rolls the 2500 gal tanker. more than that, we send for mutual aide.

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    We have 1000 gallons on both first out pumpers. The 3rd has 750. The hydrant system is much better than it was when the last pupmer was built (1995) so the next one we order may have a 500 gallon tank.

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    The pumps at 4 of our 5 stations carry 1,250 gallons. The fifth station's first out (and only) apparatus is a 3,000 gallon tanker-pumper. We are a primarily rural-water department.

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    1000 gallons, 1500 gpm pump.
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    3 Engines with 1000 gallon tanks

    1 Pumper/Squad with a 750 gallon tank

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