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  • ALF

    2 2.90%
  • E-ONE

    1 1.45%
  • Pierce

    5 7.25%
  • HME

    5 7.25%
  • Seagraves

    3 4.35%
  • KME

    4 5.80%
  • Nope! I think I'll keep protecting lives and property!

    49 71.01%
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    Default I'd quit to keep from riding on ?

    1. Career FF:
    If my department bought a fire truck from (pick below) I'd quit the fire service, and take up a job roofing to keep from riding on it.

    2. If your a Volunteer FF:
    If my department bought a fire truck from (pick below) I'd quit being a volunteer for the community to keep from riding on it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RetJaxFF
    1. Career FF:
    If my department bought a fire truck from (pick below) I'd quit the fire service, and take up a job roofing to keep from riding on it.

    2. If your a Volunteer FF:
    If my department bought a fire truck from (pick below) I'd quit being a volunteer for the community to keep from riding on it.
    If you quit because you don't like the badge on a fire truck, well, you shouldn't have been in the fire service in the first place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Res343cue
    If you quit because you don't like the badge on a fire truck, well, you shouldn't have been in the fire service in the first place.
    No kidding. What kind of questions are thoses?
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    I think it's an extreme hypothetical, or at least I hope it is.

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    I think his poll results are self explanatory.

    9 out of 10 firefighters agree, this is a stupid poll.
    Never argue with an Idiot. They drag you down to their level, and then beat you with experience!

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    My 16 yrs has included less impressive rigs from Boardman, E-One, FMC, a couple of dept built rigs, one with no power steering or POWER. 1975 Mack CF, and Sutphens with very small tight rear facing seats, with no air.

    Although these were not impressive, sharp looking rigs by any means, they got the crew to the call, got the job done and we went home. I have my opinions on which brands I "prefer" to ride, but if you are there to ride a particular brand of Fire truck, you shouldn't be in the fire service. It's not about riding the truck, it's helping the public and saving lives and property.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcaldwell
    I think his poll results are self explanatory.

    9 out of 10 firefighters agree, this is a stupid poll.
    What he said!

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    What is a "Seagraves" ???? I never heard of them????
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    Wouldn't matter to me. Might prefer one over the other, but in the end, its still a BRT or whatever color you have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFRDxplorer
    Wouldn't matter to me. Might prefer one over the other, but in the end, its still a BRT or whatever color you have.

    Been on everything listed, with the exception of HME and never saw a major problem with any of them. Now if I was expected to ride and operate from some old unsafe, rust bucket, piece of crap, then that's another story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RetJaxFF
    2. If your a Volunteer FF:
    If my department bought a fire truck from (picture below) I'd quit being a volunteer for the community to keep from riding on it.








    honestly, I don't care what make and model it is as long as it goes goes down the road (or ditch) and pumps water.

    I'm also from a volly department in rural ND with 2 early 80s trucks and a 70s tanker that dog walks. The 'old' rescue unit was and extremely overloaded 70s dodge 1-ton capable of 65 MPH for short distances only. (box now on a 04 F550)


    Budget forces us to work with what we've got, so that's what we do!
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