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    Since everyone has borne witness to our current SCBA debacle I thought I'd share some "good news". -46

    New Trucks for SAFD Mean Better Safety For San Antonio
    LAST UPDATE: 1/13/2006 9:15:58 PM
    Posted By: Lauren Jenkins
    This story is available on your cell phone at mobile.woai.com.

    Out with the old and in with the new. The San Antonio Fire Department is getting 32 new trucks to replace trucks that are now out of date.

    The department unveiled five new ladder trucks and two new pump trucks on Friday. The trucks are part of a $6.6 billion upgrade which includes 11 new ladder trucks and 21 new pump trucks. Fire Chief Robert Ojeda tells News 4 WOAI it was less expensive to replace the trucks than it would have been to try to repair the water and rust damage to the older trucks. The City Council approved the purchase which is also a major investment into the security of San Antonio.

    “It allows the city to equip its firefighters with state of the art technology, enhanced safety and effectiveness that they deserve as they put their lives on the line to protect the citizens of San Antonio,” says Chief Ojeda.

    The Chief also says all the new trucks will be red, because that’s the image everyone grew up with; he says the switch to yellow trucks was because there had been some concern about people being able to see the fire trucks, but with the lights and sirens that is not an issue.

    The department will be getting five more ladder trucks by the end of January and 19 more pump trucks by the end of this fiscal year.

    PICTURES HERE: http://www.sanantoniofire.org/news/p...ers_2.htm#matt

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    It's a beautiful thing. GREAT pics.

    Congrats on your new "deliveries". Cigars for everyone ????

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    he says the switch to yellow trucks was because there had been some concern about people being able to see the fire trucks, but with the lights and sirens that is not an issue.
    HAHAHA, yeah.....right. We all know this is true.
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    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm pierce

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    Does this mean the Ferrara's are gone? Say it isn't so...

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    Are you getting one of the new units? Guess that you could have been getting one of Bou's American La Chance instead of a Pierce
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    Maybe some VOLYs can "up grade" with the old out of date trucks, even if they are they are panted wrong
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    Wooops sent twice
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    Just need to get some Draegar BA and your all good to go!!
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    We at 33's got one of the new trucks (T-33 in the pics). Very nice trucks. Our trucks were ordered to have the air intake on the side of the cab vs. under the front bumper where they normally are. This was done due to the use of our ladders durring high water rescues etc. The truck should be good for water crossings up to the fram rails. It's about time these truck monkeys got something nice. LOL
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    I didn't realize how much snow they got in San Antonio. This has been a really weird winter so far.

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    Detroit went to Pierce in 2000 and the department is now planning on a standard Pierce fleet. Just about all the apparatus were replaced before I retired. I think you'll be pleased with them. In the 5 years I rode Pierce apparatus I never saw a major problem with them and Pierce was excellent at taking care of any warranty (5 years) problems of which there were very few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IFDFFENG20
    I didn't realize how much snow they got in San Antonio. This has been a really weird winter so far.
    ROFLMAO! Nah, those pictures were taken at the Pierce plant in Wisconsin during testing. If I wanted weather like that I would've stayed in Boston.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 33motor
    It's about time these truck monkeys got something nice. LOL
    As quoted by another member of our dept. "PUMPIES DROOL, TRUCKIES RULE"

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    Sweeeeeeeet!! Nice looking rigs.

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    Pump trucks ? they changin' the name from motors too /> ?
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    Nah, just a typical reporter flub. I do think the idea here is to get guys to start calling motors, engines.. but the attempt seems half-hearted at best. I noticed that for a while they would call "Engine 33" vs. "33" .. or "33 motor", when a run came in. It still happens, but even the dispatchers are used to it (motor). I'm only going on a hunch, but I have an idea that someone down in the Chiefs office wants it to switch over. I don't see why.. it's just part of this Dept., it's part of it's history. It hurts nothing, so why change it? I thought "motor" was weird when I started here from another Dept.. but now it's just common .. as common as engine, or pumper, is to anyone else. Hell, I like it.
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    Hope all is well for you guys in San Antonio. So what is going to happen with the SCBAs? Also congrats on your new Pierce deliveries

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAFD46Truck
    Since everyone has borne witness to our current SCBA debacle I thought I'd share some "good news". -46

    New Trucks for SAFD Mean Better Safety For San Antonio
    LAST UPDATE: 1/13/2006 9:15:58 PM
    Posted By: Lauren Jenkins
    This story is available on your cell phone at mobile.woai.com.

    Out with the old and in with the new. The San Antonio Fire Department is getting 32 new trucks to replace trucks that are now out of date.

    The department unveiled five new ladder trucks and two new pump trucks on Friday. The trucks are part of a $6.6 billion upgrade which includes 11 new ladder trucks and 21 new pump trucks. Fire Chief Robert Ojeda tells News 4 WOAI it was less expensive to replace the trucks than it would have been to try to repair the water and rust damage to the older trucks. The City Council approved the purchase which is also a major investment into the security of San Antonio.

    “It allows the city to equip its firefighters with state of the art technology, enhanced safety and effectiveness that they deserve as they put their lives on the line to protect the citizens of San Antonio,” says Chief Ojeda.

    The Chief also says all the new trucks will be red, because that’s the image everyone grew up with; he says the switch to yellow trucks was because there had been some concern about people being able to see the fire trucks, but with the lights and sirens that is not an issue.

    The department will be getting five more ladder trucks by the end of January and 19 more pump trucks by the end of this fiscal year.

    PICTURES HERE: http://www.sanantoniofire.org/news/p...ers_2.htm#matt
    great looking rigs you have .. i do like brush 40s bumper nice work wildland unit

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    Looking Good!!!

    I do have a question.......Your engine companies do not go with the ambulances? You have first responder vehicles (vans) that do that? How are these vehicles staffed? Are there extra staffing for the first responder vehicles?

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    It's pretty simple actually Dickey. Any apparatus can first respond for our EMS units. At double companies (engine/ladder housed together) one guy off the engine and one off the truck also man the squad (van). If both apparatus are in house when a medical run comes in then the squad goes to first respond. That keeps the engine/truck available for other calls.
    If a fire comes in while the squad is out they just hook up with the other units on scene when they finish thier run.

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    46 Truck: 21 Engines and 11 Trucks, rough guess 15 million, how did you
    get to 6.6 billion?

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    We have single companies (just a motor), and double companies (a truck and a motor). Double companies generally have a squad which is staffed by a member of the motor company and a member of the truck company. Squads are supposed to save life of the larger apparatus and keep those apparatus in service during EMS responses ie. assist EMS, assist the public. Squads are neither liked nor disliked they are simply accepted in the department.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gfpdwh
    46 Truck: 21 Engines and 11 Trucks, rough guess 15 million, how did you
    get to 6.6 billion?
    The article said "part of a 6.6 billion" .. not the entire purchace. I'm sure that new stations along with staffing, and replacement of other stations, extra EMS untis along with staffing etc, are all counted in on that total.
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