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    Default putting together a tanker narrative

    I am looking for anyone who might be willing to share a winning tanker narrative for review. I am replacing an old sewer sucker homemade tanker from 1974. Any help can be emailed to hoserbt@ticon.net.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoserbt View Post
    I am replacing an old sewer sucker homemade tanker from 1974.
    Bryan
    I haven't written one, but if the demographics (call volume, rest of fleet, etc) are there, your narrative is centered on that one sentence you already wrote.

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    Is it baffled to meet NFPA standards? If not that one point will likely make the project happen. And check the "will retire from fire service" item.

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    Default I appreciate the help guys :)

    are my chances better if i write to replace a pumper and a tanker with one rig. our call volume is about 150 fire calls a year, 30 vegitation fires, 400 ems, and about 30 mva a year, 10 car fires. How do those stats line up. Thanks

    of the 150 fire calls only working fires about 20 times. These are just estimates from my head, hard numbers may be a bit lower.


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    We were also looking to try and see if two vehicles would work for one purpose. We decided to keep it simple and go for exactly what we needed - A tanker. We dropped a 500 gallon pump on it so that if needed it could run 2 small lines or one large line. But only if needed. The need we had was to replace a 1970 dodge tanker and that is what we went for. It it to be delivered in about 3 weeks. We have about the same number of calls that you have, maybe slightly less. We did engage a consultant to review our narrative and the fee was well worth it. Keep it simple, stick to the facts, and it will sell itself.
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    Malcolm Cunningham
    Fire Chief - Hardin FPD
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenacres2 View Post
    I haven't written one, but if the demographics (call volume, rest of fleet, etc) are there, your narrative is centered on that one sentence you already wrote.

    earl

    Is it baffled to meet NFPA standards? If not that one point will likely make the project happen. And check the "will retire from fire service" item.
    Not a guarantee, but good bonus points. We had the same situation (homemade tanker, no baffles, no brakes, no belts, etc.) BUT our run volume killed us. Made it to the last round of DJ's. Probably can nail it this year, but they like to see the calls to justify the money.
    BAClair

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