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Truck Assignments?

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  • Truck Assignments?

    So I was wondering if anyone out there that is a Junior/Apprentice FF that are restricted to a certain truck. I personally can ride any truck as long as there is a spot for me to sit. I have only ridden on our New Engine, Old Engine, and Rescue Truck because those just happened to be the ones leaving the station when I arrived (The old one I rode back in with the Captain because we are retiring the Old one soon so he wanted me to get a feel for a real beauty of a truck, a 1987 Pierce Dash, It's being replaced with a 2016 Sutphen Rescue Engine.)
    - Apprentice Firefighter at Polk Township Volunteer Fire Company in Monroe County, PA

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    Most or much of all vollys including juniors staff all the rigs. even in stations with say a rescue truck juniors can ride the truck. If theres an ambulance ems side most stations dont want you interfering with partners on the ambulance but Qrs you could most likely ask the driver or crew to go with them... with the chiefs permission. I would keep that captain as a role model. Thoughs trucks are great. I miss them.

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    • #3
      I just got promoted to explorer (instead of probie explorer) so soon after I do drill for a bit I get to go on calls, I’m I’m only restricted to go on highway calls, go on ladder trucks, go on ground ladders (at the fire scene) and go in the burning house. Other then that I’m not really restricted
      Last edited by ffandrewd; 11-04-2019, 11:00 AM.

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      • #4
        When I was a junior on a department in texas about 10 years ago, we were restricted to exactly one truck, our Rehab unit. Our main role was to assist the fire police in staging the scene and setting up rehab for the firefighters. If the Rehab didn't roll out, you were going nowhere for that call. As we got more experience we were allowed to take on a few more roles around the scene, such as assisting with overhaul on structure fires (outside the structure only), but still restricted to only riding out on the Rehab.

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        • #5
          No truck assignments where I am from, just depends on the staffing on the trucks, certified members get priority.

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