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    in your area -is it a fire call- a run/ or a roll ? Wagon /engine/pumper ? Brush truck/buggy/.brush pumper/ type 6 tactical ? Ever use the term "pulled " as in "I pulled the tanker (tender) on that grass/woods/field fire? Tap out an alarm /punch out an alarm ? and of course the term squad --- any one but Texas call a midi a booster truck ?
    Last edited by slackjawedyokel; 01-29-2018, 11:28 AM.
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    Originally posted by slackjawedyokel View Post
    in your area -is it a fire call- a run/ or a roll ? Wagon /engine/pumper ? Brush truck/buggy/.brush pumper/ type 6 tactical ? Ever use the term "pulled " as in "I pulled the tanker (tender) on that grass/woods/field fire? Tap out an alarm /punch out an alarm ? and of course the term squad --- any one but Texas call a midi a booster truck ?
    Tapped out on a call, took the engine, had to call for a brush truck, the bus transported 2 pts to the er... Some call the ambulance the bandaid wagon also heard it called stretcher truck
    Last edited by L-Webb; 01-29-2018, 04:44 PM.
    Get the first line into operation.

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    • #3
      did you pull a red line/reel line/booster line /hard line or live line off the brush truck ? (Or as some in Pennsylvania call it "field truck")
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        Toned out. Brush truck, engine, tanker. We don't use the term "squad" for an apparatus - but many do around the country. And there a several variations on that - in some places, it means a rescue vehicle, in others, it's an ambulance (which some people call a rescue), and in others a squad is a utility vehicle.

        Only one department around here even has an apparatus that fits the description "midi," but in the county numbering scheme it's simply an engine. That department does call it a midi amongst themselves, however.

        A brush truck with a skid unit is usually called a brush truck, and is numbered as a utility. If it's got a built in pump (under 1000GPM), it becomes a mini-pumper and is numbered as such.
        Opinions my own. Standard disclaimers apply.

        Everyone goes home. Safety begins with you.

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          We pull a booster. By the way does anyone know how it got that name

          Some will say instead of inch and a half they'll say one and a half or one and three quarter
          Last edited by L-Webb; 01-29-2018, 06:33 PM.
          Get the first line into operation.

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            How about the deck gun? Wagon pipe,Deluge gun, Canon how about Smooth Bore nozzle are they straight pipe, straight tip, solid tips.
            Get the first line into operation.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by L-Webb View Post
              How about the deck gun? Wagon pipe,Deluge gun, Canon how about Smooth Bore nozzle are they straight pipe, straight tip, solid tips.
              and if you take that "master stream" off the engine ---is it a street set? a multiversal? monitor? and hopefully no one uses a "combo" (or "fog") nozzle -(or tip) on it.
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              • #8
                What is a 'midi'?

                Around here, a mini-pumper is simply not a full sized engine/pumper, regardless of the pump size. We have an F550 with a 1500 gpm pump that is considered a 'mini', and it has a bigger pump than our first due engine.

                I think it's a Massachusetts thing, but how many call crosslays "Mattydales"? I'd never heard the term until we got a kid on the department from Mass....

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                  Originally posted by L-Webb View Post
                  We pull a booster. By the way does anyone know how it got that name

                  Some will say instead of inch and a half they'll say one and a half or one and three quarter
                  always figured cause the booster line was for fast water off the booster tank
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                  • #10
                    Around here the terminology is thus:
                    Engine
                    Ladder, includes platforms, although a few adamantly call themselves a truck, most everyone else just rolls their eyes...
                    Rescue, often has Heavy Rescue Squad in the lettering, but nobody uses the full term
                    Medic-ALS ambulance
                    Squad-BLS ambulance
                    Buggy-Chief's car
                    Tanker-Any apparatus with more than 1000 gallons of water
                    Deck gun- becomes a multiversal on the ground
                    Grass trucks are the norm here, not much call for the bigger brush style trucks.
                    You take a Run, when the last unit leaves it's a Signal 0
                    A Blitz line is a 2 or 2 1/2" crosslay

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by dfelix22000us View Post
                      What is a 'midi'?
                      I think it's a Massachusetts thing, but how many call crosslays "Mattydales"? I'd never heard the term until we got a kid on the department from Mass....
                      The Mattydale is so called because it was invented in Mattydale, NY (just outside Syracuse). Sounds like the MA folks have simply embraced the term.

                      The story goes that Mattydale had a line set up for a quick pull on top of the regular hose bed. For some reason, they had to move the apparatus sideways, which they did by bouncing the truck, and in the process, the line jounced off the hosebed and into a snowbank, where it turned into a frozen mass. The chief sought a solution and came up with packing the preconnect over the pump panel.

                      There is some thought that a true Mattydale isn't a crosslay.
                      I've read that the first Mattydale lay didn't go all the way across - it only pulled from one side. The distinguishing feature, though, is that the hose was deployed from over the pump panel.

                      The "speedlay" is similar, but the difference is chiefly semantic. All of these involve a pre-connected attack line located above, or near, the pump panel and pulled from the side of the rig, rather than the rear.

                      The truck involved (a Buffalo) is in the museum at the NYS Firemens Home in Hudson.

                      Opinions my own. Standard disclaimers apply.

                      Everyone goes home. Safety begins with you.

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                      • #12
                        Tree- that's a cool bit of history! Learn something new every day!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by tree68 View Post
                          The Mattydale is so called because it was invented in Mattydale, NY (just outside Syracuse). Sounds like the MA folks have simply embraced the term.

                          The story goes that Mattydale had a line set up for a quick pull on top of the regular hose bed. For some reason, they had to move the apparatus sideways, which they did by bouncing the truck, and in the process, the line jounced off the hosebed and into a snowbank, where it turned into a frozen mass. The chief sought a solution and came up with packing the preconnect over the pump panel.

                          There is some thought that a true Mattydale isn't a crosslay.
                          I've read that the first Mattydale lay didn't go all the way across - it only pulled from one side. The distinguishing feature, though, is that the hose was deployed from over the pump panel.

                          The "speedlay" is similar, but the difference is chiefly semantic. All of these involve a pre-connected attack line located above, or near, the pump panel and pulled from the side of the rig, rather than the rear.

                          The truck involved (a Buffalo) is in the museum at the NYS Firemens Home in Hudson.

                          some more regional terms --I always heard a speedlay as opposed to a crosslay is the speedlays were down low -many times under the seat
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                            speedlay
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                              Originally posted by slackjawedyokel View Post
                              in your area -is it a fire call- a run/ or a roll ? Wagon /engine/pumper ? Brush truck/buggy/.brush pumper/ type 6 tactical ? Ever use the term "pulled " as in "I pulled the tanker (tender) on that grass/woods/field fire? Tap out an alarm /punch out an alarm ? and of course the term squad --- any one but Texas call a midi a booster truck ?
                              Volly FD goes on a fire call, my career FD caught a run. Pumper is common among volly FD's once again, career, or combination FDs more commonly use Engine. I have never heard anyone in my area use the term wagon. Brush truck, although Brush buggy is far cooler sounding. I'm taking the tender, or past tense I took the tender. Tap out, punch out...would be paged out here.. Rescue Squad is an ambulance.

                              We pull a booster. By the way does anyone know how it got that name

                              Some will say instead of inch and a half they'll say one and a half or one and three quarter
                              When we had them they were booster lines. Inch and 3/4, although by us it is 2 inch.

                              How about the deck gun? Wagon pipe,Deluge gun, Canon how about Smooth Bore nozzle are they straight pipe, straight tip, solid tips.
                              Deck gun, stacked tips. Portable master streams are called deluge guns, things like Blitzfires or Rams are called pocket deluges by some.

                              Crosslay, speedlay, preconnect, jumpline...all used here depending on the department.










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