while I understand that. Trust me I do. I may not have a dozen or more years in fire and ems but I am experianced and just wondering what everyone else likes and what works for other departments. We are looking to outfit a new pumper soon and we are all getting new ideas. I do personally like to have a good axe and a 6 ft pike with a D handle.
Our pumpers are all around use for everything from structure to wildland and mva's. it will not be offroaded as a wildfire truck but we do use it along right of ways. For the most part on mva's and structure fires. We do use MSA packs and hard suction with only four hydrants in our area. and those things won't change. I know we are looking into a large double stand up cab engine. and yes we do have jaw's on our main pumper. Also have you any experiance with roll down door's. Particularly with snow and ice.