joeyk48

garden grove possibly going ocfa

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ocfa accecpted garden grove's request for full service last night. the options shoud be done in a few months.  looks like ocfa will grow by another 7 stations

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How many municipal fire departments will remain after Garden Grove becomes OCFA in Orange County?

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there will be 9 city departments left when the transition is complete

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Anaheim, brea, costa mesa, fountain valley , fullerton, Huntington beach, laguna beach, Newport beach. who is the 9th I'm missing one?

 

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It will be interesting to see what the make up of local government strike teams in the future with 9 local government departments remaining in the O.C.

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with Anaheim, brea and laguna beach fielding type 3 rigs they usually combine them to make the type 3 strike team and will use fullerton, huntington beach, Newport beach , orange city and costa mesa to make up the type 1 strike teams.  fountain valley will usually supply the b.c 

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Orange City has a Type 3. It's an old OCFA one. They were on scene of the neighborhood in Anaheim Hills that had lost homes.

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buckeye, you are correct orange city does  have a type 3 but for some reason it does not always get assigned on out of county responses. every once in a while it does tho. with Anaheim having 4 type 3, brea having 2 and laguna having 2 they usually go 3 Anaheim 1 brea and 1 laguna beach.  fullerton  at one time had 2 type 3 rigs from ocfa but  have got rid of them.  I suspect since fullerton's usar is now a type 1 heavy rescue they are focusing more on that they seem to be getting quite a few runs on that unit now

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2 hours ago, buckeyefyrfoto said:

What kind of USAR rig does Fullerton have? 

Its a Kenworth Crew Cab box truck

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That is a interesting concept to use for user rig. I'm sure it was lot cheaper than getting one more traditional rigs. But how practical is it? Do you have any pictures inside the box see how it's set up. 

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not really a clear pic but it shows dome of it, keep in mind there is a support unit that rolls with it which is a 4 man cab with a big utility body on it

usar1.jpg

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