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    Rescue 101, Do you know of any fire depts in the USA that have there own Tow trucks that respond to accidents?

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    L.A. Station 56 heavy rescue, Capt. Dane Jackson
    They run the a Heavy Duty tow truck 24/7


    I don't know if this is what you are looking for.

    I also know of a volunteer dept. in Texas, Fulton, Tx, that runs a Surplus 5 ton military wrecker. They use it for heavy rescue, truck recovery and rescue.
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    7,Hrt10 beat me to it.LA County is one of a very few that do.However,a very dear lifetime mentor and friend of mine who moved here from across the pond started a core of towing professionals from across the US(and now the world)who have had several names along the years.I believe the new name is X-men.The people who belong to this "club"agree to respond with equipment and highly trained manpower to the scene to effect the RESCUE of a trapped driver at no charge.I'll try to find accurate and up to date details of this group,but at this moment I can't seem to find my notes.There are increasing numbers of towtruck operators training with/working beside emergency service organizations across the country and the world.As you know from your training they are a powerful and valuable resource to any agency. T.C.

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    Talking Cant' find your notes!!!!!!

    Come on Rescue101 get your "you what together". Can't find my notes!!!! Clean your desk! Let the wife handle the important stuf. You know you can't do it.... OH boy. My chance to pay you back for that slow boat from China remark Tim!!!!

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    Tomcat,you know better than to kick a sleeping Rott.30 days to Springfield and your A** is mine.Check with your boss,maybe we can do lunch(more like dinner). T.C.

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    Tim my good friend. Kick a sleeping dog? Not me! As far as Springfield goes I am looking forward to it and your “visit”. Yes lunch would be difficult because we are there working and most days don’t get lunch but dinner would work. Where you taking us?

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    Not a tow truck, but has a crane and has got to be one of the coolest heavy squads.

    Sorry, I don't have the time to resize the pics so here is the link...................................... http://www.aberdeenfd.org/251.htm
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    Now that is toooooo cool. What is the capacity of the crane? Anyone know?

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    At the fire show in Baltimore, MD last year they had another heavy rescue with a crane on it, looked amazing. They use it for farm rescues and things like that. Not sure where it was from, I really can't recall. Anyone got any more info on that?

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    The vehicle featured at the Expo was delivered to 5th District FD, in MD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haweater
    Now that is toooooo cool. What is the capacity of the crane? Anyone know?

    not sure....you may be able to shoot them an email (address is probably somewhere on their site) and find out...
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    Lutherville, MD FD has had a rescue squad equipped with a crane for several years now. You may search their site for info also.
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