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    does any one know of a 100% volie dept with an aerial platform??

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    Many depts on Long Island New York have them,why?

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    Mine does Pierce cab with Sutphen aerial ....and I know of a number of others.
    Some are paid per call (my dept.) or stipened (does that still count as vollie?)
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    I believe Rockport, Texas has one.

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    I think Pasadena TX has one.
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    I know of one dept that has a Platform around me.
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    We are a 100 % all Vol department here in Woodbridge Township, N.J. fire district # 4. We run a Mack/Baker 75' Aerialscope apparatus. The other fire districts in the Township are District 5 - 95' E-One RM Platform , District 9 - 100 ' Seagrave RM Stick , District 12 - 93' ALF/LTI MM Platform !...
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    well were lookin into a crimson 100' rear mount and i was just wonderin because no one around us has one and i have never heard of a vollie dept with one

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    Quote Originally Posted by nfddrew View Post
    does any one know of a 100% volie dept with an aerial platform??
    What difference if they have a straight stick, or a tiller? Why does it matter what the type of apparatus is?

    Do you want to be a firefighter?

    Or are you asking because you think you will fill your chest with medals and get inside all the girls underwear because of them if you are on a "aerial platform"?
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    There are probably 85 all-volunteer departments in Montgomery and Bucks County, Pa. that run platforms. And thats just 1/2 of southeastern Pa (not including Delaware and Chester Counties)
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    Try Cy-Fair VFD , Harris County, Texas. We have two 100' platforms and a 75'stick.

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    add us to the list ..........POC>............
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    Quote Originally Posted by nfddrew View Post
    does any one know of a 100% volie dept with an aerial platform??
    most departments or fire districts in NJ that are 100% tend to have their own aerials.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nfddrew View Post
    does any one know of a 100% volie dept with an aerial platform??
    I know of so many, I couldn't even begin to count. Hundreds, maybe thousands. Matter of fact, I'm sure there are more total platforms in all-volunteer depts than career depts in the US. There are 14 platforms in our county alone, out of 26 all-volunteer depts (county is 100% volunteer). Point being, it's the NORM, not the exception.

    Now you want to talk about unique situations with aerial apparatus, how about the all-volunteer dept in our county that runs two TDA's? THAT is highly unusual. Aside from that one dept, there are two other all-volunteer depts in our county that each run a TDA.

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    We do, are POC, and are the only one in our region that has a stick (no platform).

    I suspect that will change for at least one other local dept in the next 5 years though. There are some very cost effective small aerials out there these days. This one of ours (65' telesqurt) was the cost of a mid-level custom pumper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocVBFDE14 View Post
    What difference if they have a straight stick, or a tiller? Why does it matter what the type of apparatus is?

    Do you want to be a firefighter?

    Or are you asking because you think you will fill your chest with medals and get inside all the girls underwear because of them if you are on a "aerial platform"?
    “doc” I have seen some really stupid, pot stirring & “pot-shot” posts from you but this is one of your best yet.

    Did it ever occur to you this gent wants to maybe get in contact with other departments like his so they could talk of platform benefits for small volunteer departments? Maybe he wants to give his city / purchasing authority some examples of 100% Volunteer departments that also use platforms?

    I have a real problem with you and people like you who like to look like “the big man” on this board – make no mistake about that. You’re a trouble maker and a poor example. If you can’t provide a helpful answer to this fine Volley – shut your mouth.

    NOW to “nfddrew” - original poster: Below please find some pics of some all volley departments with platforms like you asked about.
    Bay city TX
    Nazareth PA
    LeMars IA
    Latham NY
    (and not pictured)-Clarion PA

    (to my knowledge these departments may have one paid member or so, but an all Volley force) TL
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    And Nazareth PA
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    I have a real problem with you and people like you who like to look like “the big man” on this board – make no mistake about that. You’re a trouble maker and a poor example. If you can’t provide a helpful answer to this fine Volley – shut your mouth. J

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    My dept does. We are 100% vollie.
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    We are trying to get a Quint but may get a stick.
    of course the flexability of the Quint would be nice, but right now we have no way to get above 2nd story roof. Small Dept. 24 members covering approx 100 sq miles 3 manufacturing areas and 4 schools 2 of which we cannot access the roof. 5+ 3 story bldgs. City council doesnt see the need. we have 2 engines one of which is barely able to respond. Really need to get a reliable engine and would really like to see some sort of aerial platform to do the job better.
    I can see why you would ask. according to some in the city no Vol dept's should have one.
    Not trying to pound my chest just wanting to do my best for my city. For the "Do you want to be a firefighter?

    Or are you asking because you think you will fill your chest with medals and get inside all the girls underwear because of them if you are on a "aerial platform"?"
    Married and dont need another to nag at me.
    Oh when did they give medals for the apparatus you have?
    As far as I know and I could likely be wrong but most Vol's dont get medals we get to go home.

    Thanks for the info on Vol dept's with Aerials and maybe we can use it to get the city to listen. Doubtful but never hurts to try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFRDxplorer View Post
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    That looks alot like our old truck that we just retired
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost62 View Post
    We are trying to get a Quint but may get a stick.
    of course the flexability of the Quint would be nice, but right now we have no way to get above 2nd story roof. Small Dept. 24 members covering approx 100 sq miles 3 manufacturing areas and 4 schools 2 of which we cannot access the roof. 5+ 3 story bldgs. City council doesnt see the need. we have 2 engines one of which is barely able to respond. Really need to get a reliable engine and would really like to see some sort of aerial platform to do the job better.
    I can see why you would ask. according to some in the city no Vol dept's should have one.
    Not trying to pound my chest just wanting to do my best for my city. For the "Do you want to be a firefighter?

    Or are you asking because you think you will fill your chest with medals and get inside all the girls underwear because of them if you are on a "aerial platform"?"
    Married and dont need another to nag at me.
    Oh when did they give medals for the apparatus you have?
    As far as I know and I could likely be wrong but most Vol's dont get medals we get to go home.

    Thanks for the info on Vol dept's with Aerials and maybe we can use it to get the city to listen. Doubtful but never hurts to try.

    Located in North Texas, Farmersville.
    Our fire department only covers 3 sq miles and has 4 apartment complexes that are over 35' tall .Back in 1985 we got our very first Aerial apparatus a remanufactured Mack/Baker 75' tower ladder, it was not easy trying to get the " VOTERS OF THE FIRE DISTRICT " for approval to spend $ 225,000 in capital funds . With todays fire truck prices of $ 550,000 - 1000,000 for a aerial it will be a tough fight !.. Good Luck & Stay Safe . NJFFII

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    WOW i cant belive all the response THANKS a lot aerials is a virgin territory for a Vollie dept in my area the city thinks that they souuld be the only ones with the right. but with an industrial park in our back yard we need some serious equipment.

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