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by Firetruckguy
Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: Firefighting and Rescue Headlines
Topic: Paramedics file complaint against Winnipeg fire chief
Replies: 6
Views: 997

EMS Vs FIRE

Kudo's to the FC for stating the facts about this and its becoming more and more of a topic because of the limited $s the taxpayer who's the customer has!!! I recently called 911 (first time ever and last I hope) and Fire arrived first followed by EHS and both parties worked together and took care o...
by Firetruckguy
Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Apparatus and Vehicles
Topic: Vancouver Fire Rescue Service Selects Safetek For 25 New Apparatus
Replies: 0
Views: 2486

Vancouver Fire Rescue Service Selects Safetek For 25 New Apparatus

The Vancouver Fire & Rescue Service has awarded Safetek a valued order for 25 new custom apparatus consisting of 14 Smeal Custom High Pressure CAFS Engines, 10 Smeal Custom 32M High Pressure CAFS Quints and a SVI Custom Special Operations Heavy Rescue. The CAFS apparatus feature the Waterous One Ste...
by Firetruckguy
Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:25 am
Forum: Apparatus and Vehicles
Topic: Calgary FD Selects Smeal/Safetek For New Apparatus
Replies: 0
Views: 2617

Calgary FD Selects Smeal/Safetek For New Apparatus

Safetek the Canadian dealer for Smeal Fire Apparatus was just awarded a multi-year contract for Custom Top Mount Enclosed CAFS Pumpers on Spartan Gladiator Cab & Chassis's with the first order for 14 apparatus to be delivered in 2015.
by Firetruckguy
Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:46 am
Forum: Apparatus and Vehicles
Topic: Pink Fire Truck
Replies: 5
Views: 3741

Pink Fire Trucks

[quote=""FLASHOVER05""]Sudbury was the first in Canada to wrap a truck in Pink.[/quote]

Flashover I don't think your correct as the Edmonton SVI Heavy Rescue was covered in the Pink graphics 2 years ago and Coquitlam Fire/Rescue has just done a Pumper to promote this very worthwhile cause.
by Firetruckguy
Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:09 am
Forum: Apparatus and Vehicles
Topic: pre connect configuration
Replies: 7
Views: 4113

Transverse Pre-Connect Deployment

Yes they can be located on the front face of the Transverse Module in what's commonly called Speedlays that are easy to deploy and reload. I'd recommend NOT using trays as they are more work (effort) to reload and lift in vs simply reloading the hose. I've even done 3 consisting of two 1-1/2" and on...
by Firetruckguy
Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Communications, Computer & Software
Topic: Vancouver Fire Tones.
Replies: 5
Views: 4806

Scanners

I'm interested in purchasing a good hand held scanner that I can monitor the Metro Vancouver FD's and also other cities when I'm visiting so can someone provide me with the good, better best models and features?

Thanks
by Firetruckguy
Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: The Fallen
Topic: Houston TX FD lose 4 FF's
Replies: 2
Views: 4106

Houston TX FD lose 4 FF's

My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and members of the HFD who lost 4 FF's yesterday at a massive motel fire in the SW part of Houston TX while searching for apparent victims in the hotel when tragically the ceiling collapsed trapping them and injuring numerous other FFs. I hope the polit...
by Firetruckguy
Fri May 03, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Apparatus and Vehicles
Topic: Applying for EVT positions.
Replies: 2
Views: 2098

Evt

There is a great demand for EVT's as many are now retiring and also the private sector who are apparatus dealers need EVT's as well. It's a rewarding career and pay levels (in many cases) and you can get your EVT certifications while you work. The technology advancements in apparatus with electronic...
by Firetruckguy
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:31 am
Forum: Firefighting and Rescue Headlines
Topic: View Royal Fire Chief Rescues 9yr Old Girl
Replies: 3
Views: 1626

View Royal Rescue Of Family

That's a great story and kudos to Paul and his staff on their heroism and valiant effort to protect and save their citizens. I know Paul and I'll buy him a Scotch the next time I see him!! [quote=""FFbeaumont""]I checked and saw that this hasn't been posted yet. The girl is now home with her family ...
by Firetruckguy
Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: Apparatus and Vehicles
Topic: Fogging up in the cab
Replies: 13
Views: 5315

Cab Fogging Issue

Your welcome and I understand and this issue ISN'T limited to just Spartans but the nature of our climate/conditions but that's not to say there isn't an issue with the moisture etc. The Spartan roof top HVAC (IF your truck has it) isn't the best and we know that and they are endeavouring to design ...