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    Maybe someone can help me out here. I used to be an explorer for a dept in Florida and the trucks had a pressure pedal on the floor they used to activate the airhorn. I'm trying to find the exact same one to hook up to the train horn on my truck but I don't know the manufacturer. I can tell you it's black and round. About 2-3" in diameter. It's about 1/4-1/2" thick. It had a wire coming out of the side that routed into the floor. Any help here would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance

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    http://www.linemaster.com/Industrial...?catNo=Compact
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    • #3
      Thank you! I'm 99% sure that's the one but either way it works

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      • #4
        Why on earth would you want one of those @#$% things? All they're good for is accidentally stepping on them and scaring the living $#!+ out of yourself or whoever happens to be standing near by.

        Or:
        Officer: Why are you on the air horn?
        Driver: I'm not, you are!
        Officer: Oh.

        Or:
        Driver: Why are you on the air horn?
        Officer: I'm not, you are!
        Driver: Oh.

        Seems like every time I climb in our out of the rig I hit that stupid thing, but can I find it when I'm actually driving? Heck no.

        Another good one is sirens activated by the steering wheel horn. Filling out an EMS report with the clipboard over the steering wheel....



        Andy

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Pelican631 View Post
          Why on earth would you want one of those @#$% things?
          Wire 'em to the emergency master switch and you cut out the accidental activation.
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          • #6
            or just be in control of your body

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Pelican631 View Post
              Why on earth would you want one of those @#$% things? All they're good for is accidentally stepping on them and scaring the living $#!+ out of yourself or whoever happens to be standing near by.

              Or:
              Officer: Why are you on the air horn?
              Driver: I'm not, you are!
              Officer: Oh.

              Or:
              Driver: Why are you on the air horn?
              Officer: I'm not, you are!
              Driver: Oh.

              Seems like every time I climb in our out of the rig I hit that stupid thing, but can I find it when I'm actually driving? Heck no.

              Another good one is sirens activated by the steering wheel horn. Filling out an EMS report with the clipboard over the steering wheel....



              Andy
              If you're the driver, it should be tied into the steering wheel switch, switched from another switch, as air horn or electric horn. Drivers should NEVER have a foot switch. Simple as that.

              As for the EMS activated sirens on the steering wheel, again, another switch to turn on or off. As well, should be tied into the Master switch for emergency lights.

              Not rocket science here boys.

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

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              "Firemens gets antsies. Theys wants to goes to fires. Sometimeses they haves to waits."

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              • #8
                Originally posted by FIREMECH1 View Post
                If you're the driver, it should be tied into the steering wheel switch, switched from another switch, as air horn or electric horn. Drivers should NEVER have a foot switch. Simple as that.

                As for the EMS activated sirens on the steering wheel, again, another switch to turn on or off. As well, should be tied into the Master switch for emergency lights.

                Not rocket science here boys.

                FM1
                I would rather have the driver use a foot switch so that he would not have to take his hand off the wheel to activate the horn.
                I can't believe they actually pay me to do this!!!

                One friend noted yesterday that a fire officer only carries a flashlight, sometimes prompting grumbling from firefighters who have to lug tools and hoses.
                "The old saying is you never know how heavy that flashlight can become," the friend said.
                -from a tragic story posted on firefighterclosecalls.com

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by IronsMan53 View Post
                  I would rather have the driver use a foot switch so that he would not have to take his hand off the wheel to activate the horn.
                  As a company officer, I completely agree. Having a drivers foot switch allows him to activate the air horns and/or mechanical siren while I look through the map book, change the radio channel, and the like. Furthermore, he can keep both hands on the wheel.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by BoxAlarm187 View Post
                    As a company officer, I completely agree. Having a drivers foot switch allows him to activate the air horns and/or mechanical siren while I look through the map book, change the radio channel, and the like. Furthermore, he can keep both hands on the wheel.
                    No problem here, or with our drivers having a foot switch for the siren. This part I do agree with. With that said, 90% of our drivers like the air horn switch on the steering wheel. It is more natural to hit it for the "horn", then do a foot search for another switch.

                    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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                    • #11
                      I am thinking the OP is talking about hooking this up in their POV. I could be wrong though.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by FIREMECH1 View Post
                        No problem here, or with our drivers having a foot switch for the siren. This part I do agree with. With that said, 90% of our drivers like the air horn switch on the steering wheel. It is more natural to hit it for the "horn", then do a foot search for another switch.
                        FM1
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Trkco1 View Post
                          I know it's a safety thing, but man, I loved the cord hanging from the ceiling.
                          A fricking Men!
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by wischief View Post
                            I am thinking the OP is talking about hooking this up in their POV. I could be wrong though.
                            Thats the same impression I got.
                            probably a 1990 S-10 with a $3000.00 light bar bolted through the roof.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by FIREMECH1 View Post
                              No problem here, or with our drivers having a foot switch for the siren. This part I do agree with. With that said, 90% of our drivers like the air horn switch on the steering wheel. It is more natural to hit it for the "horn", then do a foot search for another switch.

                              FM1
                              Is that the only reason against the foot switch? It just sounded from your other post that you were very against it.

                              After a few weeks of driving, its pretty natural to remember where to press my foot for horn and for siren.

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