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firefighters: what piece do you ride?

Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by jackwithcorona, Apr 16, 2010.

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What piece?

  1. Engine

    63.0%
  2. Ladder

    22.2%
  3. Rescue

    24.4%
  4. Ambulance

    14.8%
  5. Other (describe)

    14.1%
  1. jackwithcorona

    jackwithcorona [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Here's an idea, how about we create a poll for what type of apparatus we ride, and write about it. Also, a little about your department.

    I'll start it off saying I'm on Engine 3 Newton, Ma L863. Its a full time dept west of Boston, about 200 ff's. 6 engines, 3 ladders, two ALS, and two BLS ambulances (Private ambulance)
     
  2. arrowhead

    arrowhead Active Member

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    I ride boots
     
  3. cruda

    cruda Well-Known Member

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    Engineer on an Engine:)
     
  4. NewMexiTaco

    NewMexiTaco Abron Cabron

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    Weathertech mats; Wet Okole seat covers; Kobalt Lowpro truck box,(sitting in the shed) Snugtop Hi-liner camper shell; AFE Pro Dry air filter, Tailgate Hoseclamp mod; 5100s all around, Light Racing UCAs, OME 885 coils, OME Dakar Leafs, CB Drop, Driveline spacer. Epoxy Satoshi; Redline Hood Struts. 4x Mil Spec. bed D rings; Brute Force Fab custom DCLB Hybrid Sliders, ARB w/ Warn M8000 wench, Diff Breather mod, Alpine Deck w/ ipod cable. Iphone ziptie to rearview mirror 4wd-cam mod!
    Paramedic. always on the med. except maaybe on OT shifts.... We are county FD. We serve a large area- thousands of square miles. Santa Fe County. 6 regional meds, with 2-5 person crews, Med and engine or med and brush truck respond to all calls. We're 90% EMS call ratio, so at least I can stay busy in between fires...:]
    also work/ respond with 4 Volunteer departments per region. I am in the Northern Region. Serving the Communities of Pojoaque, Tesuque, Chimayo, and La Puebla. (Say that 5 times fast:] )
    Thats my truck down there. Medic 50<<<<:tumbleweed:Its a good truck. except not 4wd. we carry extrication tools, a Thermal imaging Camera, holmatro PPU with a combi tool, and a 30 gallon CAFS tank onboard. which = 300 gal of foam. which = A big fire extinguisher. and a bunch a other stuff. :cookiemonster: :D
     
  5. jackwithcorona

    jackwithcorona [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yeah were like maybe 15 square miles, you got me there...
     
  6. NewMexiTaco

    NewMexiTaco Abron Cabron

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    Weathertech mats; Wet Okole seat covers; Kobalt Lowpro truck box,(sitting in the shed) Snugtop Hi-liner camper shell; AFE Pro Dry air filter, Tailgate Hoseclamp mod; 5100s all around, Light Racing UCAs, OME 885 coils, OME Dakar Leafs, CB Drop, Driveline spacer. Epoxy Satoshi; Redline Hood Struts. 4x Mil Spec. bed D rings; Brute Force Fab custom DCLB Hybrid Sliders, ARB w/ Warn M8000 wench, Diff Breather mod, Alpine Deck w/ ipod cable. Iphone ziptie to rearview mirror 4wd-cam mod!
    I bet you know your district well tho.... =]
     
  7. DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    I live in a smaller rural town that revolves around casinos. We are a combination dept. so we have 4 full-timers and about 20 volunteers on the roster. Since we dont have full crews for all our apparatuses, everyone rides everything depending on what the call-out is for.

    We have 3 structure apparatuses, 1 Rescue/CAFS engine, 1 type 6 brush truck, air truck for SCBA's, 1 Hazmat trailer, 1 Decon trailer, RV for Special Operations, 3 command vehicles, 2 six-wheelers, 1 safety kiddie trailer that simulates hurricains, tornadoes, and house fires. Last but not least our live semi-burn trailer for live fire burns. Great piece of equipment for training and new firefighters. It travels all throughout Nevada and Idaho.;)
     
  8. VixTacom

    VixTacom SYC TACO

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    LED's and Neon Glow inside, Blacked out front end, 4X4 with Locking Diff, 5spd Manual, TRD package, CB Radio, Gray Wire Mod, Thrush exhaust system, Tinted marker lights, tailights, interior lights
    best part of our firehouse is the fact that we can chillin the rescue bay.. our best truck is an 06 saulsbary rescue with a field com. and we also have to 2 peirce engines an 09 and a 95. we just got the 09 and its f*cking sweet!
     
  9. jackwithcorona

    jackwithcorona [OP] Well-Known Member

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    bestop supertop, rubber bed mat, weathertech floor mats
    Damn haha I cabt wait to get a new Pierce, we have an 04 e one engine
     
  10. jackwithcorona

    jackwithcorona [OP] Well-Known Member

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    bestop supertop, rubber bed mat, weathertech floor mats
    sorry i forgot about smoke jumpers too... haha other i guess could work
     
  11. PPower05

    PPower05 Well-Known Member

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    Engine 33 in Montgomery County, MD... L1664 borders Washington DC... 1200+ FF's.... 120,000 + calls per year (both fire and EMS) Over 30 firehouses, just recieved a new batch of Crimson Engines (40), 5 New Peirce All Steer Towers, and 5 new Rescue Squads
     
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    Brush 621
    Ambulance 621,624
    And the good old American Ford pick up (personal)
     
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    Engine 14 Charlotte NC.
     
  14. Stillfly199

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    Engine 2468 until July 11th, then I retire from firefighting.
     
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    Ahh the smell of fire season is here.

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    retiring at 23? why?
     
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    D.Will Mr. Clean

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