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About AndyC3J

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  1. Pine Island (Orange) seeking bids for a new tanker. Plattekill (Ulster) will soon be adding to their fleet, if they haven't already, a Pierce Arrow XT PUC rescue pumper that was a former demo model.
  2. I didn't know North Hudson had a Scope. Did they pick up a used one from somewhere recently? Would not surprise me to see Glen Rock do it. The current one is unique in itself.....not too many out there on a Simon-Duplex chassis. Getting back to Harrison for a moment, it may also be that they want to become an all-Seagrave house, and at the moment, I believe the tower is the only "big" rig in there that isn't one, currently.
  3. I don't know if this is a fact, or just one of those things that people accept as such after hearing it repeated so many times, but it's my understanding that Seagrave will not build an Aerialscope on another manufacturer's chassis. So, if you want a 'Scope, you need to buy a Seagrave. If you want a 'Scope on a different chassis, you need to find an existing one and have it refurbed and remounted. But, of course, you are then talking about having non-authentic parts and equipment on it, as well as the lack of factory trained technicians who may or may not be familiar with that type of boom working on it. But, a good number of departments around the Northeast have gone that route and seem to be happy with the results.
  4. Confirmed: The earlier mentioned new Pierce engine for Cornwall (Orange) will be going to Highland as a replacement for the '85 Mack CF.
  5. It's getting rare enough to see a "clean" rig in this area anymore, never mind one in that kind of shape. I remember one of the guys on the model board (Mike Quinn, maybe?) commenting on a pic he posted that they had to wait a half hour beyond the daily training to be completed because the crew wanted to "wipe down" the rig before they posed it. I certainly wouldn't have objected to that. Would LOVE to shoot rigs that look that good! That having been said, did you get any of LAFD's newer KME engines?
  6. Possible, but the FWD/Seagrave at the Mountainville station is beyond due for replacement (based on age) as well. Will be interesting to see.
  7. I don't think Wyckoff is a PUC. Looks like a bit of a gap between the cab and body. I'm sure we'll see more pics of it once they do final inspection and/or it's delivered. Nyack (Rockland Co.) took delivery of two new KME pumpers yesterday. They will be assigned to Jackson Hose #3 and Highland Hose #5, replacing a 1984 Hahn and 1985 Pierce Arrow, respectively.
  8. I can't speak for the current condition of Rescue 40, but as GreatPlains588 mentioned, it is 23 years old this year......two years away from officially reaching antique status, and will likely be so before a replacement arrives (assuming said replacement is a custom order). Lot of places would have retired it years ago. In other news, an article in the paper the other day says Vails Gate (Orange) is looking to vote on purchasing a new rig. I assume a replacement for Engine 479?
  9. Eddie's already hard at work on USR's tanker.
  10. There were photos of the work in progress on Pal Park's rig posted on Ed's Facebook "fan page". It looks great! Can't wait to see it all finished. Hardyston Township's new Rosenbauer is coming in not lettered. Wonder if that's Ed's next blank canvas (once he finishes Upper Saddle River, that is)?
  11. Lakeside Engine 533 went to it's new home in Greeley, PA over the weekend. Guess now we know which company is getting the new engine. Don't know what it's going to be yet.
  12. Legal notice in today's paper for the Monroe Joint Fire District (Orange Co.) looking to purchase a new pumper-rescue vehicle. Does not specify for which company.
  13. Orange Lake and Coldenham have recently taken delivery of their new apparatus, a KME pumper and Spartan ERV mid-mount platform, respectively. Haven't seen anything on Winona Lake's engine yet. Think both were ordered at the same time? Howells should be receiving their new Seagrave engine soon.
  14. That's how it was worded in the legal notice. Could very well be for that purpose, but a member of the company told me it will be a light rescue. The one they got a couple of years back didn't work out well.....all sorts of issues with it.
  15. Recently published legal notices for Orange County: Hamptonburgh Fire District (Campbell Hall) seeking bids for a "rapid intervention vehicle" and a 2000 gallon stainless steel pumper/tanker. Silver Lake seeking bids for an engine. Coldenham bidding on a new tower ladder.