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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. Feb 23, 2012 at 3:29 PM
    #121
    fireturk41

    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    SAS, Locked front rear, Ufab sliders and bumpers, air compressor, 35" BFG KM2 on steelies and 36" TSLs
    im on 2 volly depts one i catch what ever truck i can or drive my POV, the other i always drive my POV cause im too far out to catch a rig
     
  2. May 15, 2012 at 8:17 PM
    #122
    06TACOFIREMAN

    06TACOFIREMAN BaNgArAnG

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    toytec 2in lift, 2nd gen trd offroad wheels, yakima roof rack, tool box, magnaflow muffler in the mail
    City of Huntsville Alabama FD Im stationed at st.11 any given day I could be on the engine, ladder or a rescue truck. much rather be on the engine though. More fire experience. but the rescue truck is pretty fun when ya got a good wreck to work
     
  3. May 15, 2012 at 8:19 PM
    #123
    Fightnfire

    Fightnfire Recklessly tired

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    Softopper, Bilstein 5100's @ 1.75 in the front, TSB Rear, 17x8.5 Lvl 8 Guardians, 265/70-17 Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs, Scooped, Anytime fog mod, Osram Nightbreakers, LED Interior lights, Debadged, Painted valance, Removed rear head rests, De-flapped, Hidden Hitch installed, Weather Techs, Flyzeye'd A/W/A, Cover Kings,... oh and the hot wife mod.
    When I was in, drove and rode in the engine, ambulance and ladder.
     
  4. May 15, 2012 at 8:38 PM
    #124
    rcflyer

    rcflyer Active Member

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    Basically whatever is going out I'm on unless I'm at work. We're a call/vol
    dept. We have 2 engines, 1 tanker w/cascade, a brush, rescue squad and 1 rescue boat. I joined 3 1/2 years ago at kind of a late age(45 and out of shape) I'm cleared to drive our Rescue Squad, brush truck and boat. I have my driving time in on the engines but still need to take the pumps test before getting cleared on them. I thought I was going to die when the burn building class came up. I made it through 7 rotations but just couldn't do the eighth. It was still fun and quite a learning experience. Most of our calls are medicals and being a small farm town, you know who you're going for. The kids know a lot more than I ever will but I enjoy it and it gets me out of the house on Thursday nights.(drill night) There's a public safety employee skydive coming up this summer and I'm looking forward to that. There's always something interesting.

    Greg
     
  5. May 16, 2012 at 5:58 AM
    #125
    rbishopp

    rbishopp Well-Known Member

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    So far I've added an Advance folding bed cover and since removed it. FS to go a good home. GT perfect fit seat covers. Weathertech floor mats and window vent visors. Waag center brush/grill guard. Hose clamp tailgate mod. Turned off the seat belt chime. Added Ultra-Gauge. Trailer hitch. Softopper. Replaced sun visors with slide out style. Toyota bed extender. More mods to come; Fog lights, locking storage in bed, intermittent wipers. Now looking for Radio/HU upgrade. and maybe a lift way down the road.
    Driving the engine tonight and the next three. Next rotation I'll be driving an Oshkosh Striker. Hope I can wheel it in some mud.
     
  6. May 16, 2012 at 6:02 AM
    #126
    LieutenantFF

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    I work at Altus AFB Fire department in Altus oklahoma. work along side military members in the same position. our response area is anything inside the base fence. 2 Engines, 5 P-23's (aircraft response) 2 tankers, 1 medium Rescue and 1 heavy rescue....we run BLS on the Engines and work with the county for ALS and transport.
     
  7. Jun 4, 2012 at 5:17 PM
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    squad314

    squad314 Thinks he's Steve McQueen

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    In my career I have worked everything on our job......Assigned to an Engine for the first seven years, a 100 foot ladder tower for a year, our heavy rescue for seven years, two other engines for seven years and now a 75 foot quint for the past two. Well since the first of the year I can now add Platoon Chief 's truck to the "units worked" list.......Qualified as an Acting PC and move into that position every couple of months for a tour or two. :)
     
  8. Sep 5, 2012 at 11:45 PM
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    Aku

    Aku Well-Known Member

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    There should be an "All of the Above" box.
     
  9. Nov 5, 2012 at 9:25 AM
    #129
    Doc4216

    Doc4216 Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?

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    Not a ff but couldn't resist getting this pix today! Highest respect goes out to you guys!

    uploadfromtaptalk1352136341882.jpg
     
  10. Jan 1, 2013 at 8:37 AM
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    Deuxdiesel

    Deuxdiesel Well-Known Member

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    I miss the fire service- I was paid on call for years, had to retire due to so many injuries it was interfering with my other job. We had two houses (covering 36 sq. miles), each with a tanker, engine, rescue and medical rigs, plus one airboat, and you had to be proficient on all of them because you never knew where you where going to end up. Be safe, everyone.
     
  11. Jan 1, 2013 at 12:55 PM
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    rbishopp

    rbishopp Well-Known Member

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    So far I've added an Advance folding bed cover and since removed it. FS to go a good home. GT perfect fit seat covers. Weathertech floor mats and window vent visors. Waag center brush/grill guard. Hose clamp tailgate mod. Turned off the seat belt chime. Added Ultra-Gauge. Trailer hitch. Softopper. Replaced sun visors with slide out style. Toyota bed extender. More mods to come; Fog lights, locking storage in bed, intermittent wipers. Now looking for Radio/HU upgrade. and maybe a lift way down the road.
    I'll be on a crash truck when I go back to work on Thursday after four short days off.
    Buried two brothers on the 30th and 31st who were gunned down responding to a house fire on Christmas Eve.
    Ask me why I don't like people.
     
  12. Jan 1, 2013 at 6:29 PM
    #132
    fireturk41

    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    SAS, Locked front rear, Ufab sliders and bumpers, air compressor, 35" BFG KM2 on steelies and 36" TSLs
    i ride engine company..hose humper ftw
     
  13. Jan 1, 2013 at 6:32 PM
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    Hoyal

    Hoyal Whiskey bent and hell bound.

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    OME 3 inch suspension lift Toytec 1in body lift Rodger brown diff drop ARB front bumper Big tires, but want bigger! :) Xrc 8000 winch Hella3000 lights Deck plate mod Diff breather relocate Cb radio 1st gen roll bar Addicted sliders Spider trax wheel spacers.
    I guess we are changing how our station assignments happen with the new year. I hope I stay on the truck or move to the tower. To be honest I don't care what I'm on engine or truck company as long as my pay checks keep coming! :D
     
  14. Jan 1, 2013 at 6:36 PM
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    Swank

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    Does it count if i'm a Junior? :D
     
  15. Jan 1, 2013 at 6:37 PM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    SAS, Locked front rear, Ufab sliders and bumpers, air compressor, 35" BFG KM2 on steelies and 36" TSLs
    it depends, where you a junior at?
     
  16. Jun 1, 2013 at 10:14 AM
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    RearViewMirror

    RearViewMirror Saw things so much clearer once you... were in my

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    Too much shit to list.... See "My Build" page
    Captain on the Busiest Truck Co. in the State


    2003 Pierce Tiller 100' Aerial

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    Stuck in the Ice

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    View from the Tiller Cab

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    Me top left a few years back when I was still a Engineer. Just got through venting the roof (you can tell where the thick black smoke is where my hole was) when it vented itself in the back.
    Lot of good that did huh? lol


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  17. Jun 1, 2013 at 10:16 AM
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    CanisLupus

    CanisLupus Previously "MGMTacoFF"

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    Your buddy behind you might get a little hot on his calves when he's interior the next time...

    Sweet self-venting ;)

    Matt
     
  18. Jun 1, 2013 at 10:21 AM
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    RearViewMirror

    RearViewMirror Saw things so much clearer once you... were in my

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    Haha.. That's exactly what I told him.

    BTW... He no longer works with us lol

    On a side note... It is amazing how far turnouts have come since then. Those were "Quest" turnouts and now we have "Morning Pride" and it is night and day difference. Then I've got a set of "Globe" boots that are amazing. Imagine what it will be like in 10 more years?
     
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  19. Jun 1, 2013 at 3:50 PM
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    Hoyal

    Hoyal Whiskey bent and hell bound.

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    Nice pics! This is our tower 51 which I am on now.

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1370126807.098766.jpg
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  20. Jun 1, 2013 at 5:24 PM
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    mntbiker2008

    mntbiker2008 First I derp.. then I herp

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    I miss the service too... Had to get out of it for the same reason... injury... Mainly my choice because if I went at it any longer, my back and knees were messed up, I would be in a wheel chair by the time I was able to retire.

    To my fellow FF's, stay safe out there.

    Also, RIP to the 4 FF's that were killed the other day out in Houston. Hopefully the others that are in the hospital make it out alright and can get back to work soon.

    This was the truck I road on:
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