06-25-2006, 11:49 AM #1
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- Jun 2006
- wakevillage texas
old miltary crash trucks and using them for rescue and interstste big rig fires
I have a ideal. please tell me what do you think about it.
would it be smart to get a good sruplus crash truck and use it for inerstate rescue and fighting big rig fires? you can have foam and water and with most pump and roll.
please tell me what you thing
would love to hear from rual vol. on this
06-25-2006, 01:18 PM #2
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- Dec 1998
I am a retired USAF firefighter. You probably don'y want a surplus military crash truck because;
1. They are pretty well worn out when the DOD gets rid of them.
2. The older ones were often built to a military design and spec. Parts are extremely hard to come by and in most cases expensive.
3. Training is essential on the operation of these apparatus. They often have hydraulic, electric, or air assisted components that if engaged in the wrong sequence make for expensive repairs.
Your idea has merit but a used civilian airfield rig may be more practical. You need to look at the cost/beneifit ratio. How many times per year would the rig be needed? Could the same be done with a structural apparatus with foam plus pump and roll?
06-28-2006, 09:48 PM #3Originally Posted by wildcountryboyMontgomery Township Vol. Co. #1
Station 45, Belle Mead, NJ
Franklin District #2 Fire
Station 35, Griggstown, NJ
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