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Saturday, January 31, 2009

New water tender for Riceville Fire Department

The Riceville Fire Department�s new tanker before (above) and after (top) almost two years of hard work. The 5,000-gallon tanker is now ready to be put into service.
Fire Department puts 'new' tanker into service

The Riceville Fire Department is putting its newest vehicle, a tanker obtained in a deal with the Department of Natural Resources' Forestry Department, into service after two years of hard work.

With the new tanker, which holds 5,000 gallons of water, the Fire Department will be able to triple the amount of water it can take out on a call. Previously, the Fire Department could carry 2,500 gallons. Now, if necessary, they can bring 7,500 gallons of water to a fire call.

"The truck is DNR-owned," Fire Chief Lyle Eastman explained, "but the Fire Department has lifetime use of it."

The Fire Department must also provide liability insurance for the truck.

Had the Fire Department purchased a new truck, the expense would have reached at least $150,000. Work on the truck was done at the elevator shop and at Dean Eastman's shop. The truck is a diesel-automatic.

The Fire Department first obtained the tanker in April 2007. Since then, many improvements have been made to ensure that the truck is suitable for service. According to Eastman, the truck's tank was moved ahead, new mounts were added, a water fill was added, a quick dump was mounted in the back of the truck, and a 3,500-gallon portable tank was added. The portable tank was donated by workers at McNeilus.

Once the work on the truck was done, it was sent away to be painted. The end result is a bright red truck with an American flag and an eagle painted on the side, along with the words "Riceville Fire Dept." in proud, yellow print. It is certainly a vehicle that the people of Riceville, and the Fire Department can be very proud of.

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

China: Chinese Water Truck example

Chinese Water Truck

Vehicle model CLW5080GSS Water Truck
Chassis model EQ1081TJA
Overall dimensions(mm) 5840x2140x2430
Fact cubage(L) 6000-8000
GVW(kg) Approx7780
Rated loading capacity(kg) Approx2980
Mass in working order(kg) Approx4605
Body internal dimensions(mm) 3400x1700x1050
Wheel base(mm) 3100
F/R track base(mm) 1750/1586
Approach/departure angle(degree) 18/14
Exhaust/hp(ml/kw) 3856/88
Max speed(km/h) 90
Tire specification 7.00-16, 7.50-16
Engine DongFeng ChaoYang diesel engine
Engine type CY4102BZLQ
Traction system 4x2
Transmission 6-speed with over drive
Number of axles 2
Electric system 24v
Operation control system Electrically hydraulic control
Allowable passengers in cab 3
*Equipped with fire valve, water valve, and filter gauze
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Brunei: Brunei Fire/Rescue Department Water Tender

Volvo FL10/ SK Fire Water Tender Ladder no.3

The 1998 Volvo FL10 with SK Fire bodyworks Water Tender Ladder no.3 (WRL3). The WRL3 are stationed at Seris FRS to replaced the ageing Shelvoke & Drewry SPV/McAlister WRL and Bedford TK/McAlister WRL operated by the station. Now it is the main appliance of the station which act as 1st strike appliance while waiting for the water tanker and the emergency tender from the station.

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Friday, January 9, 2009

Jamaica: Residents seize water truck from low-life operator

Sherwood Content residents protest against lack

Frustrated with the continued lack of water, scores of residents of Sherwood Content in Trelawny Friday blocked the main road.

The residents also commandeered a water truck owned by the Falmouth Parish Council.

They claimed the operator of the unit was selling water.

The community has been receiving attention following the exploits of its hero Usain Bolt in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

But today they were not happy.

Friday morning they used their bodies to block the road, and confiscated the key of the Parish Council's Water Truck.

Mayor of Falmouth
Colin Gager said the Parish Council is providing water to residents free of cost and urged them to come forward if they were being charged.

"We are not in the habit of selling water to the public, this is offered really to just to help the residents who are in dire need," he said.

The key to the water truck was handed over after the police intervened.

Fire & Rescue continuous water shuttle water tender operations

Last night at 12:58 am, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue was called to a reported barn fire at 22170 S.W. Stafford Road. When crews arrived they found a fully engulfed, 40 x 60 ft. metal pole barn. T he owner's adult son was on scene and told firefighters that the building had no animals inside and was used for storing equipment, vehicles, and hay � all of which likely contributed to fueling the fire.

The building contained a motor home and a 1959 restored MG sports car. Although the pole barn and vehicles inside were beyond saving when crews arrived, firefighters waged an aggressive fire attack and protected several exposures threatened by the fiery building including a camping trailer, several personal vehicles, and a large fuel storage tank. For almost an hour firefighters battled hostile fire and protected exposures due to the collapsed metal roof and walls that were an impediment to firefighting water. Due to the property being located in an area not served by fire hydrants, water tenders were utilized to provide a continuous water shuttle throughout the firefighting operation. Firefighters remained on scene overnight battling hot spots and ensuring the fire did not spread outside the pole barn.

The fire remains under investigation at this hour. TVF&R's fire investigator plans to go back out to the scene later today.

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Monday, January 5, 2009

Alaska: Firefighting Water Tenders freeze up

Tactical Water Tenders freeze up as Fire destroys vacant Hillside home

A vacant Hillside home was destroyed early Saturday in a fire that is under investigation.
With temperatures dropping to minus 30, crews had to battle the cold as well as the flames, said Tom Preston, an Anchorage Fire Department battalion chief.

The first 911 calls came in around midnight, and the fire was largely under control by around 2:30 a.m., when some of the crews from other parts of town were sent back to their home stations, he said. But firefighters were still doing cleanup work after 6 a.m.
Fire destroys vacant Hillside home

The area off Birch and O'Malley roads has no fire hydrants. Two of the three tender trucks, or tankers, that hauled water to the home at 5623 Dalzell Circle froze up, Preston said. He wasn't at the fire, but read the reports.

Firefighters had to work in shifts because of the extreme cold, Preston said. The Red Cross brought food. A neighbor brought doughnuts.

Officials said it's too early to say if the fire is suspicious. Anchorage online property records list the owner of the Dalzell Circle home as Josefina Isla, but investigators weren't able to immediately determine whether the ownership status has changed.

Anyone with information can call fire investigators at 267-4900
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Saturday, January 3, 2009

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1982 Mack Water Truck

1982 Mack Water Truck:

1982 Mack Water Truck - $1500 (Malibu)

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Date: 2009-01-02, 7:01AM PST

4000 gal., 400 Cummins, P.S., Jake, super singles, needs tank, has been parked.

Please Call, leave a message if no answer
310 457 7213

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1963 reo water truck $10,000

1963 reo water truck $10,000 -

1963 reo water truck $10,000 (stevensville mt)

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Date: 2009-01-02, 5:30AM MST

1963 reo 1,200 gallon water truck
has the 300 strait six gas motor
runs good 4 speed manual all the
front and back lights work and
has blinkers so its street lagal
10,000 pound winch evrey thing works
have a new briggs and stratton motor
for the pump good hoses 10x10 all
wheel drive does about 50 mph

call 406 381 2128

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