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    My department is looking to go towards a mini pumper, I was wondering what people typically use there mini pumpers for. Any help would be great.

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    Originally posted by bryan8138 View Post
    My department is looking to go towards a mini pumper, I was wondering what people typically use there mini pumpers for. Any help would be great.

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    • #3
      My dept purchased a mini pumper in 03 from e-one. It has a 750 gpm pump and a 240 gal tank. Our city is seperated by Norfolk Southern rail line with a side track. We have 2 crossings in our city and one street goes under the railroad however this trestle only has a 8 ft clearance. This railroad line is one of the busiest in the country (45 -55 trains a day.) This was the reason we purchased a mini-pumper.
      We also use this for all our medical calls and MVA calls. Our truck named Squad 25 (The little engine that could) carries 500ft of 3" supply, 200ft of 2 1/2, 2 cross lays of 200ft each and a trash line of 100ft. It has a 5000w generator and 2 500w tripod lights. We carry a holmatro combi-tool and ram and a battery operated dewalt sawzall. We carry 2 SCBA and 2 spare bottles. We also carry a stokes basket, 2 backboards and rope rescue equipment.
      Needless to say the truck is very full. The service man that mounted the equipment kept telling me this is a mini-pumper not a regular engine.

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      • #4
        Bryan,
        I hope if you're looking at at mini-pumper, your dept already has a pretty clear idea on how your going to use it. A couple years ago our dept was replacing an aging van that we used primarily for EMS, manpower, etc. We were looking to replace it with something along the lines of a F-450/550 with a small rescue body. However, in committee the thing grew to a mini-pumper and then talk of rescue tools, etc. Finally, common sense won out and we went back to the crew-cab 550 with small rescue body and to run it the same as we had the van - for EMS and as manpower with SCBA, etc.

        We have a heavy rescue and there was already some plans in the works to replace our two front line pumpers eventually with rescue-pumpers to have a set of rescue tools on apparatus at each station. So the plan to include rescue tools on the new 550 were scrapped. From a pump/tank standpoint, it was determined that we didn't really have a hole in our apparatus capabilities that a mini-pumper would fill.

        It was never considered and it wouldn't have been a fit for what we used the truck for, however, one area we do have a small hole is with regard to properties with very large set-backs and limited driveway access that makes it very tough to get a full size pumper in. Something along the lines of midi might be a good fit. Two-man commerical cab with say a 1000 gpm Q-pak and a 750 tank with a full supply hose load. You could lay in from the street and you would have 750 of water to work off of until a supply was established. I think the real drawback of the mini's is the water tank size and you don't have that problem with a midi.
        Good luck.

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        • #5
          some company's use it as a first attack truck to get the jump on the fire and have the big boys supply them with water.... for instance we have a junk yard that we can't get a pumper through and a mini pumper could walk rite through it and be supplied by a pumper from the street
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          • #6
            mini pumper

            here is what we did f550 custom flatbed with a hp55o minuteman pump
            Last edited by Station25C1; 08-03-2008, 04:53 PM.

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            • #7
              Also looking

              Hi all,
              My Dept is also looking to purchase a mini pumper. Our needs for this truck would be:

              1. Qrs medical calls.
              2. Daylight rescue truck for mva, car fires, brush fire. Used when there is light manpower
              3. Specialty rescue for high angle rope recue, water rescue.
              4. Support/rehab vehicle

              If anyone knows of ANY mini pumpers please post them.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by bryan8138 View Post
                My department is looking to go towards a mini pumper, I was wondering what people typically use there mini pumpers for. Any help would be great.
                Some depts. get them for quick response. Due to some areas where they have bridges or what not, that the big trucks can't cross so they use the mini for a quick attack/bandaid while the other trucks go around the bridge.Some also get them for tight areas in their response area as well. We all know trucks these days aren't the easiest things to jockey around as they seem to be getting bigger and bigger.Good luck!

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                • #9
                  Mini Pumper

                  Bryan,

                  I know where you can get new or used mini pumpers with whatever you want and probably out bid everybody. If interested, write me at rescue2400.

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                  • #10
                    Mini Pumper

                    I can get you mini pumper. I need your email address so I can send a quote with the specs you want.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by rescue2400 View Post
                      I can get you mini pumper. I need your email address so I can send a quote with the specs you want.
                      Ahh yes you're the FAKE represenative trying to represent Butterfield Enterprises. Bryan don't fall for it.

                      Mike

                      Below is copied from the Butterfield Enterprises forum topic:

                      There is person under firehouse s/n RESCUE 2400 that is trying to Representative our company that 100% has not a thing to do with our company. If anyone has been emailed by this person claiming to be a sales representative for Butterfield Enterprises it is not correct. I am the national sale manager and we have done some research through our paper work and found NO paperwork for this person or his company. I would like to Thank the one person so far that has contact us about this matter. Thanks and sorry i should have look closer to all the comments before posting that book before this that was my fault that i didn't i only went by what i have been told by the owners and other employees and didn't read all of them agin that was my fault. The apparatus pictures are from our website that have been used and are pictures of one of our vendors trucks. if you need a any of our company's contact numbers there are all listed on our website at the link provided below. Sorry for any problems that this might have caused and again rescue 2400 is not a employee of butterfield enterprises. The owners of our company are looking in to the matter closer it is not over and will be taken care of very soon. Again sorry for any problems that this caused. Please don't make this come back on Butterfield Enterpreises our company had not a thing to do with this matter. Thank you Jason for bringing this to my attention.

                      Bryan May
                      Butterfield Enterprises
                      Sales Manager

                      http://butterfieldenterprises.com/contactus.htm

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by FireBuffR1L2E3 View Post
                        Ahh yes you're the FAKE represenative trying to represent Butterfield Enterprises. Bryan don't fall for it.

                        Mike

                        Below is copied from the Butterfield Enterprises forum topic:

                        There is person under firehouse s/n RESCUE 2400 that is trying to Representative our company that 100% has not a thing to do with our company. If anyone has been emailed by this person claiming to be a sales representative for Butterfield Enterprises it is not correct. I am the national sale manager and we have done some research through our paper work and found NO paperwork for this person or his company. I would like to Thank the one person so far that has contact us about this matter. Thanks and sorry i should have look closer to all the comments before posting that book before this that was my fault that i didn't i only went by what i have been told by the owners and other employees and didn't read all of them agin that was my fault. The apparatus pictures are from our website that have been used and are pictures of one of our vendors trucks. if you need a any of our company's contact numbers there are all listed on our website at the link provided below. Sorry for any problems that this might have caused and again rescue 2400 is not a employee of butterfield enterprises. The owners of our company are looking in to the matter closer it is not over and will be taken care of very soon. Again sorry for any problems that this caused. Please don't make this come back on Butterfield Enterpreises our company had not a thing to do with this matter. Thank you Jason for bringing this to my attention.

                        Bryan May
                        Butterfield Enterprises
                        Sales Manager

                        http://butterfieldenterprises.com/contactus.htm
                        If you go back and read the butterfield enterprise forum and look at forum number 21 it specifically states that he does not work for them!

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