Fyrchaser

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    Bill Raddatz
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    North Hills, CA
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    Photography, Tactics, LAFD History.
  1. When the LAFD bought the first Emergency Air 1, it had a blue light to make finding it on the fire ground easier. It was not used enroute, but only at the incident. The CHP had a fit and the blue light was removed.
  2. The property belonged the DWP, and was a storage/maintenance yard for the Power side. The neighborhood is trading a dusty lot with very large trucks coming and going, for a cleaner facility with about half the vehicle traffic.
  3. From what I have seen, the Tractor Company moves all sorts of things, including helicopters and the other heavy equipment belonging to the LAFD. If it needs a flat bed trailer, the Tractor company will move it, availability not with standing.
  4. There appears to be a small pump panel behind the crew compartment door, and a pump panel amidships.
  5. Sorry for the confusion over the term volunteer. I did mean regular LAFD personnel working an extra shift, as opposed to "Assign Hired", or being forced to work overtime.
  6. Here is some additional Information. The units are numbered FR 201 which operates from FS 20, and FR 401 which operates in FS 91's district. FR 401 is kept at FS 98. They do not respond from any station, but can attach themselves to an incident if they want to. FR 201 drives a set route, while FR 401 just drives around in 91's district. They work a 4/10, starting at 0800. They are staffed by volunteers. The units are both older Brush Patrols, and not new purchases.
  7. The LAFD introduced the two new Fast Response Vehicles yesterday. They are a combination Paramedic unit and Brush Patrol. Attached is the LAFD press release. . http://www.lafd.org/news/lafd-unveils-innovative-fast-response-vehicles
  8. I always thought it was the possessive "S", as in 88's engine or 111's quarters.
  9. The new FS 7 is now in service. The Engine and RA both respond from the Heavy Apparatus side, at least for the moment. The new station is on Plummer St. near Van Nuys Blvd. This is about 3/4 mile from the old station.
  10. For those members who are interested; the Pulse Point App now covers the LAFD Bureaus. The App has been updated to allow up to four areas to watch. It is available for iOS or Android.
  11. There will be celebration at the Plaza Firehouse on Olvera St., in Los Angeles to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the first city owned firehouse in Los Angeles. The date is August 16th, and runs from about 10am to 3pm. The LAFD will be participating along with Burbank, Vernon, the Crown Firecoach Enthusiasts, and FDNY Rescue 5 which is on a national tour. LA County Fire, Glendale and the USFS have also been invited to attend. Everyone is invited come and see some of the more unusual apparatus from the Greater LA area. The LAFD will have HR 56, USAR 3 and Hazmat 21. Burbank will have their '67 Crown there.
  12. It is my understanding that they went to a rebid with a five day window.
  13. It appears that the LAFD is adding a quick attack type capability to their new trucks. Air Kwik has a unit similar to the ones on the Brush Patrols that can be mounted in a forward compartment in the trailer. Their website shows Truck 9 with such a unit installed. Very limited water, but enough to at least knock down a small fire.
  14. RA 102 has a Dodge