Firehouse.com Forum Rules & Guidelines

Forum Rules & Guidelines

Not Permitted or Tolerated:
• Advertising and/or links of commercial, for-profit websites, products, and/or services is not permitted. If you have a need to advertise on Firehouse.com please contact [email protected]
• Fighting/arguing
• Cyber-bullying
• Swearing
• Name-calling and/or personal attacks
• Spamming
• Typing in all CAPS
• “l33t speak” - Substituting characters for letters in an effort to represent a word or phrase. (example: M*****ive)
• Distribution of another person’s personal information, regardless of whether or not said information is public knowledge and whether or not an individual has permission to post said personal information
• Piracy advocation of any kind
• Racist, sexual, hate type defamatory, religious, political, or sexual commentary.
• Multiple forum accounts

Forum Posting Guidelines:

Posts must be on-topic, non-disruptive and relevant to the firefighting community. Post only in a mature and responsible way that contributes to the discussion at hand. Posting relevant information, helpful suggestions and/or constructive criticism is a great way to contribute to the community.

Post in the correct forum and have clear titles for your threads.

Please post in English or provide a translation.

There are moderators and admins who handle these forums with care, do not resort to self-help, instead please utilize the reporting option. Be mature and responsible for yourself and your posts. If you are offended by another member utilize the reporting option. All reported posts will be addressed and dealt with as deemed appropriate by Firehouse.com staff.

Firehouse.com Moderation Process:
Effective immediately, the following moderation process will take effect. User(s) whose posts are determined by Firehouse.com staff to be in violation of any of the rules above will EARN the following reprimand(s) in the moderation process:
1. An initial warning will be issued.
2. A Final Warning will be issued if a user is found to be in violation a second time.
3. A 3-day suspension will be issued if the user continues to break the forum rules.
4. A 45-day suspension will be issued if the user is found to be a habitual rule breaker.
5. Habitual rule breakers that have exhausted all of the above will receive a permanent life-time ban that will be strictly enforced. Reinstatement will not be allowed – there is no appeal process.

Subsequent accounts created in an effort to side-step the rules and moderation process are subject to automatic removal without notice. Firehouse.com reserves the right to expedite the reprimand process for any users as it is deemed necessary. Any user in the moderation process may be required to review and agree to by email the terms and conditions listed above before their account is re-instated (except for those that are banned).

Firehouse.com reserves the right to edit and/or remove any post or member, at any time, for any reason without notice. Firehouse.com also reserves the right to warn, suspend, and/or ban, any member, at any time, for any reason.

Firehouse.com values the active participation we have in our forums. Please ensure your posts are tasteful and tactful. Thank you very much for your cooperation.
See more
See less

Pumpers and grass fires

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Pumpers and grass fires

    Do you use your class A pumper out in fields for a fire? If you do, have you every damaged the truck?

  • #2
    We use our class A for grass fires, and yes we have damaged it. Only once and it was nothing serious. We have a crossmount pump and I usually have one of the guys put an 1 1/2 nozzle on the deck gun and run it from the panel position. It works well. It is not the first due to a grass fire, but if it is a big enough fire I see no reason to leave something that can help put it out sitting in the shed.
    Jeremy Quist
    Laurel, NE

    Not the end of the earth, but you can see clods falling off from here.


    • #3
      What we run......

      We run a dispatch of combination Engines...........
      We dispatch 2 Type ones (Structure Engines) and 3 Type three Engines, depending on the area and the time of year.
      During Fire Season, the primary responsibility for the Type 1s is Structure Protection. The primary responsibility for the Type3s are for handling the vegetation (punching in hose lines, etc.)
      In the off season, we will flip flop the dispatch...... 3 Type ones and 1 Brush Engine.
      There have been numerous times that we have had an Engine return to the house with damage to it........ not saying it's ok, but at least the crew made it home safely.
      "Be LOUD, Be PROUD..... It just might save your can someday when goin' through an intersection!!!!!"

      Life on the Truck (Quint) is good.....

      Eat til you're sleepy..... Sleep til you're hungry..... And repeat.....


      300x600 Ad Unit (In-View)


      Upper 300x250