No More Bronto's in Toronto?

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rescue1cal
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No More Bronto's in Toronto?

Postby rescue1cal » Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:11 am

Noticed Toronto now has Aerials (straight sticks) at stations 331 and 333 where Towe's used to be. 331's Aerial is a truck not a quint, as is 315's new aerial. Is Toronto getting rid of the Towers or are they being relocated? Also are they moving away from quints now and back to true trucks? Seems odd they only have Tower 114 and the one Platform in the West Command now.

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Postby Probie91 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:33 pm

[quote=""rescue1cal""]Noticed Toronto now has Aerials (straight sticks) at stations 331 and 333 where Towe's used to be. 331's Aerial is a truck not a quint, as is 315's new aerial. Is Toronto getting rid of the Towers or are they being relocated? Also are they moving away from quints now and back to true trucks? Seems odd they only have Tower 114 and the one Platform in the West Command now.[/quote]

mmm my understanding is that the new aerials were supposed to be easier to manoeuvre downtown in tighter quarters. The Towers have been moved into spares because they are so heavy, and take such a beating, which is why T114 is always out of service.

I was told (not sure if this still applies) that the towers would be placed into the category of specialty required truck, like the haz support unit. It would be called into service if it was actually required, again, due to the amount of strain on the truck just running regular old calls.

Pretty sure in every other command they are sticking to the quints, seeing as Toronto just got a few new quints from smeal.

but then again, I could totally be all wrong *shrugs*

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Postby brad305 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:58 pm

I heard that T331 and A315 were being replaced by the single axle trucks due to the tight streets in their first due. But I could see Probie91's point of trying to take the strain off those heavy rigs running pointless calls

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Postby TFS426 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:19 am

Last I heard was that T331 was being moved to 333 to act as a spare and we would run 2 towers in the city. A331 and A315 are single axle 100' aerials with no pumps because having 100' ladder and a pump and water tank is too heavy for a single axle. The reasoning for the single axle aerials is the tight roads in 331's and 315's run areas.

My understanding is that when the towers come to the end of their lifetime they will probably not be replaced with brontos again. This can change though.

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Postby Roree403 » Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:07 pm

Actually pierce has come out with a 107' single axle ladder with a pump and on board water. But I say to hell with that, time for a tiller!!!!!šŸ˜€. Kramers got the caboos
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