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    hey guys, im a highschool senior, and i need to either invent something, or inovate an exhisting product. It would really help me if you guys could give me any problems you experience with your gear!! I work at Task Force Tips, so any issues with nozzles would be great, but any problems will be appreciated!!!

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    Lightbulb

    This is related to apparatus and I do not know if this is already an option but I have not seen it on any engine or truck I have ever worked on.

    I am always putting ice chests together with ice and drinks every morning. A compartment should be made strictly for drinks that is built into the apparatus.

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    We placed a small fridge in a compartment on our new rescue that was delivered early this year. It runs off shoreline power that way everything will stay cold, even when the truck is not running.

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    Invent a TFT nozzle that doest suck.
    Take pistol grips off an nozzles that are not a booster or trash line.
    Get rid of selectodeath nozzles. NO moving parts.
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    Incorporate sliding doors into the cabs of the apparatus. Braun ambulances already have this. Can't see why the fire service can't too. Would make it alot easier to exit a piece on a highway, then having to worry about if you're gonna get slammed in the face by the door if an errant motor vechile comes speeding by.

    While we are on the topic of doors......incorporate a hinged door @ the top of the back of the ambulances instead of the side to side style now present in america. This would provide cover for you and your patients while trying to get them into the back of an ambulance during inclement weather.

    Sorry for tying this up w/some EMS stuff, but it's been on my mind for awhile.

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    Automatic wheel chocks!

    Somehow, mechanically, they have to be designed to fall or stay in the deployed position upon failure of the system, but with a locking device that both prevents failure-deployment while in motion and also allows them to be manually stowed and locked if they fail (so your rig isn't stranded by a failed auto-chock system).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElectricHoser View Post
    Automatic wheel chocks!

    Somehow, mechanically, they have to be designed to fall or stay in the deployed position upon failure of the system, but with a locking device that both prevents failure-deployment while in motion and also allows them to be manually stowed and locked if they fail (so your rig isn't stranded by a failed auto-chock system).
    I agree with this... i allways forget to put my chocks down after stoping at the call. maybe incorperate them into the air brake when its pulled it drops down and when you release it the chocks retrack

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    an automatic chocking system could actually work out very well, but how do you guys feel about this...the ability to tap right into the line right behind the nozzle. So if it was required to use a piercing applicator while you're in a structure, you wouldnt need to run a new line, or spend the extra time to kill the exhisting line while you swap out the nozzle for the applicator. also, a few other tools could be modified to run water through, such as a pike pole.

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    Add an extra hydrogen molecule to H20.

    It should put the fire out faster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingKiwi View Post
    Add an extra hydrogen molecule to H20.

    It should put the fire out faster.
    Nothing like a little Hydrogen Peroxide to make things interesting, huh?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fireman4949 View Post
    Nothing like a little Hydrogen Peroxide to make things interesting, huh?!
    Thats an extra oxygen molecule!

    What Kiwi is talking about is Trihydrogen Oxide. Might be a little flammable. The fire would go out sooner though. Might look cool at night though.
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    See what I get for reading too fast...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLSboy View Post
    Invent a TFT nozzle that doest suck.
    Take pistol grips off an nozzles.
    No, no, NO! Please keep the pistol grips on.

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    Pourquoi?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLSboy View Post
    Invent a TFT nozzle that doest suck.
    That's already been done. TFT nozzles are great.


    NO moving parts.
    How are you going to open the bale?

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    Invent the perfect hand tool that I can carry that can "do it all". Don't make it too heavy or too long but don't make it to short or too light either. Thanks.

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    Invent a TFT nozzle that doest suck
    Think about it.

    If your nozzle sucks then obviously the problem exists a long way before the nozzle.

    Get your pump fixed first.
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    I know that TFT arent the best for foam applications. Possibly find a way to improve that?

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    Come up with a cookbook guys in the Engine can read!

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