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    Hey has anyone else heard about a city dept taking orders of fire apparatus that can transport a patient like an ambulance. Is this just firehouse bull**** or is this true. If so does anyone eles kno any other info. I mean were runnin alotta medical locals but thats insane....!

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    I know that Seagrave markets an engine capable of patient transport but I have never heard of a quint or aerial with the same capability.
    Here's the Seagrave link:
    http://www.seagrave.com/Products/Res...port_unit.html

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    Around here, it would be hard to get them under the canopy at the local ER. As for the question, I recall seeing something in one of the trade magazines that someone was making a Quint with a cot mounted inside. The reasoning was that many larger departments use their ladder company for auto extrication so that rig would be on the scene if you needed to transport more victims. You think the ride in the back of a modular squad is rough for a patient.....
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    Some engine companies around with the custom cabs do have the option to mount a foldable stretcher (a carryable litter) into the cab in the case of an MCI / MPI . Not used as general ambulances here, only in special cases...
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    I live in Sycamore Twp (Cincinnati), the department has 2 Seagrave patient transports , or as they call the "Squmpers". There are 2 hospitals in the district and the idea was to transport and keep units inservice. In a nut shell they don't use them. Let me say this again, they don't use them. They pile all their turnout gear on the cot and if another Medic unit is needed, they call mutual aid. The second unit is nicer than the first with a hinged door in addition to the cab door for access. Horton did all of the cabinetry and cot mounting. My tax dollars went for this unit and I don't really mind. If someday they do need to use it, great, but day in day out they just don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckdog
    I live in Sycamore Twp (Cincinnati), the department has 2 Seagrave patient transports , or as they call the "Squmpers". There are 2 hospitals in the district and the idea was to transport and keep units inservice. In a nut shell they don't use them. Let me say this again, they don't use them. They pile all their turnout gear on the cot and if another Medic unit is needed, they call mutual aid. The second unit is nicer than the first with a hinged door in addition to the cab door for access. Horton did all of the cabinetry and cot mounting. My tax dollars went for this unit and I don't really mind. If someday they do need to use it, great, but day in day out they just don't.
    And just a little bit over from you, you guys have Epinepherine's Pumpbulance right? Kickass little ambulance... hehehe
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    Sandy, Utah had, or maybe still does, transport pumpers with the stretcher setup in the cab.

    Cleveland, Ohio has transport capabilities in their Heavy Rescue Squad Co. rigs and USE them to my knowledge.

    And we thought the city here in Houston was crazy for toying with the idea of selling advertising on the side of the rigs. LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greggreg59
    Hey has anyone else heard about a city dept taking orders of fire apparatus that can transport a patient like an ambulance. Is this just firehouse bull**** or is this true. If so does anyone eles kno any other info. I mean were runnin alotta medical locals but thats insane....!
    If you added another function to a quint such as patient transport then it wouldn't be a quint anymore... It would be a SEX



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    I didn't think it was possible to add another egg to the basket called a quint. Man, all they need on one now is a roof mounted turret for riot control, a side pcik-up arm to take care of trash cans and maybe a wheelie bar type device to paint street stripes and the cities can really save more money. Oh, can't forget the asphault container on the side to patch the roads on the way back from the hospital. LOL.
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    First of all....

    Quote Originally Posted by Res343cue
    And just a little bit over from you, you guys have Epinepherine's Pumpbulance right? Kickass little ambulance... hehehe
    You have piqued my intrest...I wish I knew what you were talking about here!

    Anyways, on the subject...to get a better view of Sycamore Township's Rigs, visit their website here...

    http://www.sycamoretownship.org/e_92...e92/index.html

    Neat truck, but it does seem to have its limitations.

    We are awaiting delivery of our new Rescue Truck which combines a rescue style vehicle with an ambulance. We are a small rural department that does first response, but have been faced with a few instances where transport would have been a nice option...not to mention having the space to treat a patient out of the weather/public view while awaiting the ambulance arrival.

    Its being built by Alexis Fire Equipment and is very similar to this truck...

    http://www.alexisfire.com/Literature...gvilleS593.PDF (requires PDF reader)

    The cot loads sideways through the double doors...the front half of the module is essentially a sideways ambulance....very novel idea!

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    http://forums.firehouse.com/showthre...light=sycamore

    http://forums.firehouse.com/showthre...ansport+engine

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    Thanks for the effort 201!!! As my chemistry teacher would say "You Went The EXTRA Rep!".

    Those are some interestig rigs.

    DOes anyone have pics of the cleveland rigs.
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    There are photos of one of the Sycamore rigs and a similar Seagrave transport engine that was constructed for Groveville, New Jersey on the Youngstown Fire Message Board. Use this link: Seagrave Transport Engines.

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    Oh man, a quint ambulance!!!! I can just picture the tandem axle rear mount aerial quint arriving with 4 truckies to an EMS alarm...full bunker gear, a set of irons, Hydra-Ram, K-12, roof rope, Stokes basket and "Mongo" (every truck co. has a Mongo) for an abdominal (or "abomydibal" for those "ethnically diverse" response areas) pains call..."hey, hey man, why'd you hafta break all my windas????

    Think this is taking the multi-purpose apparatus a little too far...how soon will it be before a FD in California orders a tillered "quintulance"???!!! With the area I ride in, the crew cab could be useful though...for the 8-10 kids the pt. has plus the 3-5 relatives, all who will come to the hospital with you but can't drive any of the 9 cars in the driveway ...either the cars are each missing a vital part (i.e. engine, wheels) or the relatives can't drive due to their legal "predicaments" (suspended/revoked/general lack thereof of a license).

    Just my 2 cents..hope it provided some comic relief..Stay Safe...

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    The old phrase was "10 lbs. in a 5 lb. sack." It sounds like this needs to be updated to "20 to 25 lbs. in a 5 lb. sack"

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    I would not want a transport fire rig. Kind of wierd. I would only be comftrable transporting type green ambulatory.
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