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  1. Hose Complement on Engine Companies (in general) is 600' 4" Supply, 750' 2 1/2", 300' 1 3/4" 300' 1 1/2" 500' 1". The 1 3/4", 1 1/2" & 1" are crossbed loads. There are companies that carry more hose depending on their individual district needs and challenges. Pre-connects are not used because of several factors. Mostly your limited to a certain amount of hose per pre-connect. Engineers can monitor the hose leaving their apparatus and attach more hose quickly. In Los Angeles, some property lots are deep and it is quicker to just grab the nozzle, pay out hose as you go and pull sufficient hose to your objective. In LAFD training, they teach, when you get to your objective, you want to have enough hose to reach around the entire structure. I hope this helps.
  2. I wish I still had access to the Manual of Operations (MOPS) Volume 2. Emergency Operations. It spells out what the dispatch criteria is for different incidents.
  3. The only thing I can answer is FS 103 has RA 903 a 24 hr BLS resource.
  4. Thanks E0001. I got some incorrect info.
  5. I said the same thing to the person who gave me the info. He said the green OES rigs were received with quite a bit of miles on them. The past 2 years that LAFD has had the type 3’s, they were deployed all over the state and racked up more miles. LAFD came to some type of agreement with OES to be able to paint the type 3’s in the LAFD scheme. There will be a total of 5type 3’s..
  6. The red Type 3’s are replacements for the lime green/yellow OES Engines. There are 5 yellow OES engines that will be replaced with 5 red ones. They will remain OES rigs but painted red ( for whatever reason). The current assignments are 35, 87, 88, 89 & 98. Not sure where the first red one went.
  7. The Tillered truck above went to the Ashburn Volunteer Fire Dept. in Ashburn, Virginia.
  8. Will this be a replacement for HEAVY RESCUE 103, or in addition too it? If it's an addition, where would it be going. Thanks.
  9. The City of Santa Monica has allocated $29.1 million for a new Fire Station 1 which will be built on 7th St. near Santa Monica Bl. It will be a 3 story structure with underground parking. 27,000 sq. ft. Completion is early 2020.
  10. 1500gpm, 500gal tank & 30 gal foam tank
  11. Here is a 100ft tiller from Ferreira
  12. HT 1 is Heli-Tender RH 214 (I believe) is Rescue Helicopter HOA, HOB and HOC are helicopters. They label them as A,B & C instead of 1, 2, 3 etc. That's what I remember, I've been retired for 3 years now.
  13. I saw Sq. 111 yesterday and their rims are black.
  14. LA Co FD is hosting the Grand Opening of the Fire Museum on Saturday July 14, 2018 at 11am. 16400 Belflower Blvd. Bellflower, CA.
  15. The only LAFD vehicle that has a blue light is Emergency Air. The blue light is wired to have power only when the maxi brakes are applied then the operator turns on the light when they arrive at an incident so firefighters can (visually) locate them at the incident and exchange air bottles.