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    Default Nice looking truck

    Quote Originally Posted by Catch22
    Here's our new truck that just got delivered Friday. 2,500 gallon, 1,750 Waterous. '06 KW chassis with a Rosenbauer body.

    Now the wait is on to hear about our gear and SCBA for this year.

    Looks alot like what we have ordered - only difference was we didn't go with the top mount (lenght issue).

    Central States is finally talking to us - Truck was to be delivered last week. They are starting construction and we should have the truck around the middle of January, 2007. That's almost 365 days after we signed tghe contract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchkrat
    Looks alot like what we have ordered - only difference was we didn't go with the top mount (lenght issue).

    Central States is finally talking to us - Truck was to be delivered last week. They are starting construction and we should have the truck around the middle of January, 2007. That's almost 365 days after we signed tghe contract.
    Sounds about par for the course. We went over the year mark by about a week or so. You'll be happy when it does finally get there, I'm sure. right now, that's really the only complaint I've had. Other than they've got the linkage of two of the discharges swapped. When you pull Discharge 1, Discharge 2 opens. Honest mistake I guess when you're messing with that many levers.

    Make sure to post some pics, I wanna see them.

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    Default time frame

    Same for us when we purchased our rescue pumper from them (2004 Grant), but we did know about the time frame upfront from our local dealer. The only issue we had was they had the chassis for several months and did not start on it. Once they did start they flew on it though. We have been extremely happy with it since delivery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catch22
    Here's our new truck that just got delivered Friday. 2,500 gallon, 1,750 Waterous. '06 KW chassis with a Rosenbauer body.

    Now the wait is on to hear about our gear and SCBA for this year.
    Catch 22 do you mind listing some of the general specs on your new Apparatus. And maybe the builder.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by batt403
    Same for us when we purchased our rescue pumper from them (2004 Grant), but we did know about the time frame upfront from our local dealer. The only issue we had was they had the chassis for several months and did not start on it. Once they did start they flew on it though. We have been extremely happy with it since delivery.

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    What's with the 3 reds under the windshield? Do they spin, flash?
    I'm dy'in here WHAT DO THEY DO??

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    That's a roto-ray. They spin to help clear traffic.

    Thay have been around a looooong time on the urban depts. This ad below is from 1928.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RES81CUE
    Catch 22 do you mind listing some of the general specs on your new Apparatus. And maybe the builder.

    Thanks
    '06 KW T-300, 330 Cummins with auto trannie and differential lock
    Rosenbauer-Central States was the builder
    LED lighting (except lightbar)
    Kussmaul with the air system pump (can't remember what it's called now)
    Waterous 1,750 pump
    2-rear 2 1/2" discharges
    3-crosslays
    LDH discharge on the Passenger side
    3" tank-to-pump
    2 1/2" tank fill
    10" dump in rear compartment
    4" gated direct tank fill in the rear
    Full hose bed with two dividers
    2,500 gallon capacity
    2,500 gallon dump tank above passenger side axles

    Dunno what all you want. If you'd like, drop me an email and I can give you more.

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    Default New Tanker Finally here

    '06 KW T-300, 330 Cummins with auto trannie and differential lock
    Rosenbauer-Central States was the builder
    LED lighting
    Kussmaul with the air system pump
    Waterous 1250 gpm pump
    3 crosslays with foam (1 2.5", 2 1.75")
    2.5" rear discharge in rear hosebed preconnected to Blitzfire portable gun, mounted on rear
    2 - 2.5" discharges driverside
    1 rear 2.5" discharge
    1 officerside 2.5" discharge
    LDH discharge on the officer side
    4" tank-to-pump
    2.5" gated rear tank fill
    4" gated rear tank filll with 5" stortz
    10" Electric Newton Dump on rear
    10" Electric Newton Dump on each side right behind pump panel so driver can see the dumps
    Full hose bed with 3 dividers
    2,500 gallon capacity
    2,500 gallon dump tank driverside
    Ladders mounted on officerside
    Suction hose and pike poles in compartments in rear of truck
    Akron 1250 gpm deckgun with portable base.
    800" of 5"
    800" of 3"
    200" of 2.5"
    450" of 1/75
    1.75" jump line at pump panel
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    Very nice mitchkrat. Are you going to sleep in the hosebed tonight?

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    You didn't find anything wrong that they had to take it back and delay it for a bit longer, eh? Nice truck man, big ol' thing.

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    Very impressive tanker. Looks like no details left out....where's the kitchen sink?

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    Default Only a couple issues

    Waiting on rest of 5" LDH - the short lengths came in, waiting on the 100' lengths.

    Problem with some of the pump panel lights

    Biggest issue - Wrong type of Stortz adapters on the steamers. The hose we have in has the normal 2 lug stortz.

    The adapters on the steamers are all a 3 lug stortz - never have seen this type before (normally 2 lugs). Nothing like a square peg in a round hole. Stole officerside piston intake off our engine and out on rear suction to get it in service.

    One cool thing we added - a 2nd primer which is setup to allow you to prime your suction infront of the gate valves on the driverside and rear side. Allows you to fill suction line before you open the valve. Have a swivel ordered for rear suction to make a beaver tale for quick drafting.

    Nice to have a tanker the goes straight (old one felt like the rearend was trying to pass the front) and has brakes.

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    We found out on ours (on it's first fire, mind you) that they crossed the linkages on two of the discharges. When you pulled Discharge 1, #2 opened and vice versa. Gave up waiting on them to deal with it so we got in there and swapped them out ourself.

    I can't say as I've ever seen 3-lug storz, either. Interesting. At least it's there and in service.

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    Did Candid Camera put that truck together Mike? That would have made for good footage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC79er View Post
    Did Candid Camera put that truck together Mike? That would have made for good footage.
    The swapped up discharges wasn't near as funny as when a certain member who is a certified driver/operator and a driver/engineer on his career department couldn't figure out why in the world the LDH discharge wouldn't open. Kinda forgot that those have the slow-open/close valves.

    I jerked on that thing a dozen times before it hit me. If we ever get to buy another new truck, it's getting specced with a wheel valve on the LDH discharge to preven that sort of embarassment.

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    I've been waiting to dig this topic back up for a long time!

    Today we distributed our new fire gear to each of our firefighters which we received with a 2006 AFG grant. Here we are also posing in front of our 2006 Pierce Dash CAFS Rescue/Pumper which we received from a 2004 award. Maybe I can show you my gear washer in a few weeks, and hopefully it will be sitting next to 2007's Cascade and Fill Station!




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    SLY,

    Nice to see a bunch of smiling firefighters with their new equipment. Which of the motley crew is you.....let me guess....you're taking the photo.

    Sharp looking engine.......interesting color scheme.

    I guess you guys are no longer singing the "Blues".

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    Front row, third one in -- big shiny new white frontace!

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    Based on your helmet shields the rank structure is:

    Chief Officers.....all white/blue numbers
    Firefighters........all blue/white numbers

    White/blue center...?
    Blue/white center...?

    would be lieutenants & captains or something else?

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    Id put a picture of 2600 feet of 5 inch LDH on here, but it wouldnt be as exciting as Sly's pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onebugle View Post
    Based on your helmet shields the rank structure is:

    Chief Officers.....all white/blue numbers
    Firefighters........all blue/white numbers

    White/blue center...?
    Blue/white center...?

    would be lieutenants & captains or something else?
    Some people were missing for the photo, but here's how I did it.

    FIREFIGHTERS: Black front/blue insert/white letters
    LIEUTENANTS/CAPTAIN: White front/blue insert/white letters
    CHIEF OFFICERS: White front/white insert/blue letters
    EMS OFFICERS: Blue front/white insert/blue letters

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLY4420 View Post
    Some people were missing for the photo, but here's how I did it.

    FIREFIGHTERS: Black front/blue insert/white letters
    LIEUTENANTS/CAPTAIN: White front/blue insert/white letters
    CHIEF OFFICERS: White front/white insert/blue letters
    EMS OFFICERS: Blue front/white insert/blue letters
    I think I'm starting to see a little bit of a pattern here. You guys don't like white do you?

    I am actually curious, is blue school colors or something? Just curious where it comes from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catch22 View Post
    I am actually curious, is blue school colors or something? Just curious where it comes from.
    It was just decided to change to blue back in the 80's. Lonnnnnng story!

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    It is a quick attack / mini-pumper. It's actually replacing our brush unit and an older front mount pumper that we have. It's going to be very busy when we get it in service. We're going to run our first responders out of it as well.
    We'll run it first out on first responder, grass fires, and anything else that we no could be tight for our bigger engines. (We're pretty rural so we have some bridges, etc that have pretty drastic weight reductions in the winter months.) Structure fires it will mostly run the fill site unless we send it to the scene to utilize the foam.
    Let me know what else you would like to know about the truck. I have tons of other pictures if you want to see anything else about it.

    *********** How much does the beauty cost??? I would love specs and information on this style truck to apply on next year's grant......we could use a vehicle like this.....

    thanks,

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    Gotta bring this topic back up to the top again as promised:

    Just finished installing our Milnor Gear washer/extractor which I got with the 2006 grant with 30 sets of gear we received posted above. Just a few days later, I got 2007's award delivered: Our Bauer Unicus III complete air fill system. (Cascade/compressor/fill station with a reel)

    Total cost out of pocket for this year's award was $2,175 for the air fill system. We have relied on other departments to fill our SCBA for our entire history and have never had even so much as a bottle system to refill. This is a welcome addition to our station!

    Completion of the 2006 award: Gear washer/extractor



    2007 Award: Complete Air Fill System



    Compressor and gear washer sitting in the back of our Engine Room:



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