I need some assistance and opinions on this matter, being that my Fire Company is looking at upgrading our rescue tools in the very near future. Currently, we're running with portable gas powered generators and are looking at getting a truck-mounted unit with preconnects to the tools. We still want to be able to take the generator off of the truck in the event that we have a car over a hill or something and don't have enough line.

Any suggestions, one way or another?

I'm in the process of comparing costs - but what are the other advantages and disadvantages?

I've heard that the electric units are much quieter and quicker to start, but you lose about a minute of tool time and you cannot take the unit off of the truck. Any other insights?

Ron, what do you think?