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  • #16
    Originally posted by slackjawedyokel View Post
    3260 - in my opinion --- bad idea - the area will be slick enough already. along with the spray bottle of deicer (not antifreeze) we keep oil dry and de-icer granules.
    As well, dumping water on the roads with Q. Public driving on them, is hazardous to them as well. Close it up and make your run to your refill site.

    FM1
    I'm the one Fire and Rescue calls, when they need to be Rescued.

    Originally posted by EastKyFF
    "Firemens gets antsies. Theys wants to goes to fires. Sometimeses they haves to waits."

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    • #17
      Usually no matter how hard you try tankers/tenders always seem to drop water after being filled and running back to the scene. We call that "tanker tracks" usually can be used by Mutual Aid companies or the nosey public find the fire (sarcasm). That said when we have had a winter fire with a tanker shuttle we try to have County Highway or Township plowtrucks out on the route from water supply to the fire to throw some salt down.

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      • #18
        We don't usually have problem with tankers freezing but we see the pumpers freeze up. WE purchase small salamander heaters that run off kero and 110v on each pumper. Once things are set up pumping the operator sets up the heater. A keeps pump warm, keeps operator warm and can thaw equipment that freezes.

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        • #19
          Anyone using "Firemans Friend" (autoclose) tanker fill valves in cold climate? In theory less freeze problems. Interested in how they have worked.

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