"There are myriad different tools out there for different tasks. We assign tools by position. That means I carry what I am assigned as do my partners. The tool assignments are based on where we are going and what we are expected to…"
"Are you replacing a ladder truck?
What do your mutual aid companies have?
What is your typical truck company need on the fire ground? If you don't currently have a ladder, what fire ground need is driving the purchase?
"Anyone who has seen "many, many" rear end wrecks that totaled apparatus may want to consider new SOPs or an attenuator vehicle. I'm sure you could also face your pump panel at every building, the long travel times, maneuvering down…"
"Lighten up Francis.... everyone should be accountable for their actions, but if I get caught doing 65 in a 55 and the Trooper asks about my license plate or my uniform... yes, I'm taking the free-o. Plenty of scumbags to write up out there."