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mfc2257

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  1. Wow they've got tons to look forward to. Their top 25 applicants have a bottom 6 that are below 85%. Are you telling me that of all the people that took the exam that these are the 25 best applicants with a quick average of 87% in my head. The 25th best applicant mustered a barely above fail?
  2. HR56 is staffed by a technician trained in its operation and a firefighter 24/7 out of station 56 if I recall. It is used extensively by not only LAFD but the surrounding agencies and has been made available to any SoCal department that needs it.
  3. I wouldn't be calling PCFD ENG58 out over anything that is taken out of context on this site. The guy devoted his whole life to the PCFD both with and without a paycheck.
  4. As drawn, I don't think we're looking at a rig that meets the NFPA definition of a Quint. Looks like TL with a pump and a tank hidden in there somewhere.
  5. If everything on the rig is essentially new, than why not enclose the cab?
  6. The reasoning behind each MOS having their own vehicle is that they are much more likely to care for it and keep it in good working order than if just assigned a random unit at the beginning of each tour. The maintenance expense and longevity of the units provides an overall cost benefit in the long run. It also creates a presence in the community when you see patrol cars parked in officers driveways.
  7. Chappaqua Ladder 3 on South Moger, Pleasantville TL-5 next to Bedford's Snorkel, Millwood E247 over by the dammed river in the pack parking lot, either E105 or E106 on South Moger by TL14
  8. Sure is... The original Millwood E-247 (1976 ALF Century) drafted it.
  9. I agree with your numbers. I respectfully disagree that "its truly about time the Airlines in the USA are doing this." The first rig a FF operates isn't the million dollar tower ladder or heavy squad. Guys don't leave Skip Barber Performance Driving School and go straight to Formula 1. The Navy doesn't give a nuclear powered aircraft carrier to a guy straight out of Annapolis. There is a significant benefit in gaining experience coming up through the ranks of operating "lesser" vehicles and while I realize that these students are going to fly smaller aircraft during their training I don't believe that their first day on the job should be on a 100+ seat aircraft. Flying a CRJ100/200 for a few years on regional routes will give valuable day to day experience (which cannot be taught in training or in the simulator) prior to flying larger aircraft into and out of JFK, LGA, MCO, ATL, DCA, MIA, etc. It should also be noted that the JetBlue pilots union opposes this method of recruiting pilots and believes that experienced pilots from regional airlines or recent military retirees are the best choices to fly the busy routes and larger aircraft that JetBlue utilizes.
  10. Jet Blue doesn't fly any regionals and has no airframes manufactured by Bombardier. They exclusively operate Airbus A320/321's and Embraer E190/195's. Both underwing powered aircraft. I'm not saying this to rebuttal you but rather that rookie pilots flying larger underwing powered aircraft is concerning. Somehow I think they should cut their teeth elsewhere.
  11. In 1998 whomever provided ALS in New Castle left their ambulance on my front lawn when my father had a stroke. Medic road onboard CVAC's rig to NWMC. I've seen it done dozens of times at MVA's as well.
  12. The rig in the picture was borrowed if I recall.... Havestraw comes to mind. TL-27 in Chappaqua, replaced a 106ft rear-mount on what I think was a Hahn, or Oren chassis that was designated Ladder 3.
  13. He's flat broke. Has been for years. Has to tour and perform at dumpy venues to make court mandated child support and alimony payments.
  14. I too am unaware of subscription service in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.