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  • John King
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    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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  • engel702
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    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 ]

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  • lpfd572
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    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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  • toddmcbr
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    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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  • MtnFire
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    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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  • smokeeater51
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    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.

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  • MetalMedic
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    Originally posted by PaulJr93:
    Do you need tankers?
    Do you need air?

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  • DON DELANCEY
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    Only when you need water

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  • cfr3504
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    um, yes. We don't have hydrants, so we need tankers. Why? Do you have one you want to give away? We've got one OOS!

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  • CHIEF103
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    we have a 3000 gallon ford F9000
    1500 gallon mounted on a Ford f800 with an amercian hooklift (we can use truck for several different bodies.)
    a 8200 gallon tractor trailer pulled by a Ford F9000 tractor.
    We also rely on mutual aid from a neighboring dept. with a F-9000 Ford with 2500 gallon. We are going to challenge the ISO water Movement by tanker shuttle in the next few months. Currently ISO class 4 getting ready to have a PPC review hope to go to a class 2 working toward a class 1

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  • 911WACKER
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    YES, We have two-

    1992 white/volvo 3000gallon

    2001 international/e-one 2000gallon

    For working fire we usually call the nearest aide company's bringing 2 more-

    1500,3500 gallons more, can flow around 500-650 gpm usually with these all in shuttle 1-2 mile range. We will be getting hydrants in the main town area soon but most of our district will still be rural. Anything needing flows larger brings ldh task force with well over a mile of hose, and flows around 1250-1500gpm.

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  • nichmar
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    Do we need tankers,oop's "tenders" well I live on an island so mabey not. But I sure can tell you that life's been a little easier since we got one. A 3,000 gal Fiberglass tank on a freightliner chassis and 1200 gpm pump. our s.o.p. is first due engine and tanker roll together on any suspected structure fire. We seem to pump a lot less salt water this way and that helps to cut down on the post incident clean up time, not to mention easer on the trucks Wev'e been down one of our two engines for about a year now and have had to make due with our heavy rescue/pumper 500gal water & 1200 gal. pump. our other engine carry's 1,000 gal. of water as does our ladder truck.
    We are curently waiting on delivery of two new trucks a 1,000 gal rescue/pumper and a 1,500 gal. pumper /tanker we hope to get them in about a month. Pumping salt water through the old trucks for twenty five years has certainly taken it's toll on them. and laying a half a mile of L.D.H. to a draft site is a bitch to deal with. we still have to from time to time but it's a lot less often.thank goodness!

    keep it safe out there!!

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  • NFD270
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    We have three tankers:

    79 American La France- 1500 gal.
    76 White GMC- 1500 gal.
    65 Maxim-Deuce and a Half- 2800 gal.

    We have these and we still have automatic mutual aid for engines an tankers... Just because we need the man power and out in the country areas....the water...

    Why do you ask?

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  • WillB
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    hydrant? huh?

    We have a 3000 gallon stainless 79 4guys/gmc and we used to have a 1500 gallon FMC I believe, until january when it was rolled... PA guys probably saw the story on the news if they are in the philly area...

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  • killerb
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    Not always, but when we need one, we need one REAL BAD.

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