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  1. The rigs have been at the shop a lot more than rigs from previous orders, at least in the first year of having them. They are fast and the compartments are laid out well. The firefighters have a very large amount of space in the back but the officer and engineer have very little space in front ( would be nice if they evenly spaced it out). The air pack seats face backward and makes it difficult for the firefighters to see what's happening upon arrival when they are coming down the street. Hose bed is pretty high in the rear but I would say most members like the overall rig, lower crosslay bed, more compartment space in the cab, many emergency and scene lights as well as good A/C for when it's 120 in the summer. Several more are being made now, truck 7 is at the shop (hopefully soon to be in service), new Air Resource 1 is still at the shop (going on 3 months), the department won't take ownership until warranty issues are resolved and 5 new rescues have been in service for approximately 2 months now.
  2. It would be nice, but the department is figuring a lot of things out when it comes to apparatus
  3. At this time Truck 7 is in a pierce quantum quint, due to it being extremely slow going up hills for emergencies and constantly being out of service for electrical issues they are replacing it with this new Smeal, same features in regard to it being a quint since there is no longer an engine at 7. They went with a straight stick instead of a bucket due to it being a little bit less weight since the tank and pump take up a lot. Unknown where the current unit will go but we should see within the next month or so.
  4. Is there any word on them getting a new air and light unit?
  5. Does anyone have an updated list of apparatus within Battalion 6 and Battalion 22?
  6. Don't worry everyone, the raiders flag was there just for that picture.
  7. Oh it's just the American fire service at its finest haha but hopefully it all works out.
  8. Station 3 has been added to the budget for many many years now. Every time the budgeted money goes toward another project so I guess we'll see if it actually goes through or not. They plan to put all Haz-Mat personnel there (currently at 3 and 8). Rumor is potentially taking the haz-mat crew off truck 8, putting them on the Haz-Mat unit (currently cross-staffed by engine 3) and bringing truck 8 to either 4 or 10. But this will obviously be after new station 3 is built.
  9. Ya, talking to a few members there are some things that will take getting use to, can space is great, most of the compartments are well thought out, captains seat is a little small but for the most part the crews are happy with them, we'll have to give it some time to see how well they hold up and perform.
  10. Engines 4 and 201 are now in service with Smeals.
  11. They haven't been sent out yet, still at the shop, starting today all Spartacus are rotating throughout the department in an 'ATTEMPT' to reduce the wear on rigs. Haven't heard anything official but the smeals should be out on the street within the next few weeks.
  12. At this time 106, 201, 43, unsure what the other 2 are, possibly 3.
  13. The engines are very nice, clean interior, good space in the compartments. Two engines are at the shop currently with the other three on the way. Hopefully they run well. On a side note, old truck 9 (quint) recently returned from being refurbished and will be sent to Truck 7 after new decals and testing takes place. Current truck 7 will go to truck 6 with current truck 6 going to truck 8. Within the next few weeks all engines and trucks will be rotating to attempt to reduce wear and tear on rigs.
  14. I wouldn't hold my breath, department vehicles are beginning to get the new logos on the doors, not sure if the 'wonderful' block lettering will appear on the engines and trucks.
  15. Just talked to a friend and was told that starting this month LVFR is rotating apparatus in order to reduce wear and tear on rigs due to the department being unable to purchase new units as often as they are supposed to. Run stats came out recently and after the department inputted their new response plan 12/2015 the engines and trucks are running many more calls with rescues running less. SO it appears the department is attempting to put a bandaid on a problem they created. I guess we'll see how this works since many of their engines are over 15 years old and now may be going from a slow station to a busy one... and their shop is very short staffed. Also, new department logos are going on units soon and there is no 'ISO Class One' written on it which either means the department doesn't think it'll be able to keep the cert or it just doesn't care...