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Who rode the tailboard?

Who all rode the tailboard?

Started by Chris Weber

28 Jun 27, 2016
Reply by SMOKEnPipesJim

Howe Fire Apparatus

How many of us had/have Howe apparatus?We still have our first new truck,a 1964 IH Howe heavy 1 ton,that is currently our brush truck.

Started by Chris Weber

8 Sep 12, 2014
Reply by Rob Wesley

Navy nozzles

Anybody else remember using navy nozzles w/applicator pipes?We still have one on our brush unit.

Started by Chris Weber

12 Mar 15, 2014
Reply by SMOKEnPipesJim

"Keeping Tradition Alive" Pride in ownership, and other fancy College terms

The  Yellow Oak was  hose  bed  from  Engine 4 in the house   all the tools  Came  from  Truck  3  which was Closed in 1995 the Company  w…

Started by SMOKEnPipesJim

0 Jan 25, 2013

rules n regs circa 1907

Heres a couple of Pages from The Rules & Regulations as set forth BY The Board of Fire Commisioners City Of Bridgeport Connecticut

Started by SMOKEnPipesJim

10 Jan 25, 2013
Reply by SMOKEnPipesJim

Jet Axe

Anybody rememeber the jet axe?...(and do you still have it?)...."and do the feds know-LOL" did you use it? i saw the episode of emergency w…

Started by Russ

1 Jan 24, 2013
Reply by Timothy John Dodson

nice to see that somebody remembers the old days

I first got into the fire service on long island in 1979. i was hired as a full time dispatcher by my volunteer department-(good because i…

Started by Russ

3 Jun 25, 2012
Reply by larry cooke

John Bean High pressure pumps

Who had the John Bean high pressure units?We had an FMC Ford pumper but it wasn't a John Bean.Would like to hear any opinions.

Started by Chris Weber

4 Jan 12, 2012
Reply by Russ

Radio Room operations in the early Days

when I  began in the mid  70's  it was  Long  before  911  centers each  Fire  district had a 7  diget number that was an  emergency phone…

Started by SMOKEnPipesJim

7 Dec 25, 2011
Reply by SMOKEnPipesJim

OJT? Who Trained the Hard way?

First Night on the department. Given Gear and showed how to put it on and wear a scott. I was told how to stretch a line and when to enter.…

Started by Captain William Frazer

8 Mar 11, 2011
Reply by Clay Reynolds


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