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  • #16
    Originally posted by PaulJr93:
    Do you need tankers?
    Do you need air?
    Richard Nester
    Orrville (OH) Fire Dept.

    "People don't care what you know... until they know that you care." - Scott Bolleter

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    • #17
      That was funny metal, I had to laugh.
      We have two engines at 1000 gallons each, and a new rig coming in March 2002, that will carry 1500 gallons. Half of the town is on hydrants and for the rest we rely on tanker ops. We are surrounded by tankers if we need them. Eliot Maine has a 2500 gal tanker, South Berwick Maine has a beautiful 3000 gallon tanker, and Berwick Maine has a tractor drawn tanker that I believe carries 8500 gallons.

      "Do you need air?" Too funny.
      Take care, stay safe, & stay low!

      Lt.

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      • #18
        Remember when you come out west that if you call dispatch for a tanker, you just spent $6000+, and you are about to get painted red (especially this time of year). And I'm not entirely kidding.
        Seriously, out of 19 apparatus, 6 of ours carry more than 1000 gal, and all but one of those has a 500 gpm or better pump, along with several 200' preconnects. We would not be able to operate in 90% of our district without tenders.

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        • #19
          Out here in the rural areas you better have tankers and lots of them. As for the big tankers, I'm always happy to see them show up. We have a 5000-gallon tanker that we recently acquired. These large tankers are becoming quite popular in our county now. We now have 5 of them in the county and they are really nice when you start getting into large fires out in the country. We also have a 1500-gallon tanker.

          But to answer your question.....yes...we need tankers

          If you would like to see pictures of our 5000-gallon tanker and a couple of other ones in the area, you can see them on our website. There on the bottom of the page http://pionet.net/~danbury/dfd/index.html

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          • #20
            We definetly need tankers here in Lincoln Parish, we have no hydrant sytems, and have 20 2500 gal., 1500 gpm tankers spread out in stations, where no station is farther than 5 miles from any structure. Each is equipped with 2, 1 1/2 crosslays, and 1, 3 inch preconnect, and 1200 ft of 5 inch supply hose. We have one engine, that we keep at central station with 1000 gal. tank, but it is mostly used for foam.

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            • #21
              Water?

              We use two 5000 gallon tractor drawns, a 1500 gallon 4x4,a 1800 gallon 4x4, a 2000 gallon and a 3000 gallon tenders to supply our heavy brush/structure units which carry 1200 gallons ea. but in a wheat field fire moving at 15 mph it still isn't enough.
              thats when we call in the tankers (aircraft)

              [ 08-29-2001: Message edited by: engel702 ]
              Be Safe Out there.

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              • #22
                We have hydrants, but they're on aging mains. If we were to pump at max cababilities, we would collapse the water mains! We pratice (and used) tanker shuttles with the county fire dept. They have a 2500 gal tanker nearby and 1000 gals on a pumper. If needed there is another 1500 gal tanker only 6 miles away. They usually are paged automatically for a structure fire here. Sometimes it still doesn't seem to be enough! I'd rather have to drain a half full dump tank than to run out of water In tanker shuttles, practice really does pay off!
                Stay Safe and be careful out there!!!
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