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  1. Engines 3, 12, 17 and 23 are High Angle and Confined Space Rescue Tech certified. Support 23 carries gear for this. When the Rescues were delivered in 2010, Rescue 1 was the “High Rise” unit, responding to all Multiple Alarm high rise fires in the city. Rescue 4 was the HazMat Unit and Rescue 6 (soon became R12) was the Technical Rescue Unit. S23 was S6 until a couple years ago. Obviously, with the move away from Rescue Units this is not the case anymore, and these responsibilities have been divided between various Engines and Ladders.
  2. Everyone assigned to Engine 4 and Ladder 4 are trained to the HazMat technician level. Haz 2 and Support 4 are unstaffed. On a Haz call, the Ladder 4 crew leaves their rig and staffs both of those units and responds along with Engine 4. Engine’s 8 and 11 are also trained to the HazMat Tech Level, one or both of these units will typically respond as well on HazMat calls to assist. One of the 4 HazMat trained units will also respond on calls for “Odours” and Natural Gas or propane leaks. This provides ~16 HazMat Techs per shift. Technical Rescue is set up in a similar way.
  3. Yep, I believe that it is Engine 41. Speaking of which, I know the Engines carry more rescue equipment than the old pumps. Is that the case with the new Pumpers or are they just transitioning the name back? Ie are there gonna be certain rigs remaining "Engines" and some labelled "Pumpers" dispersed throughout the city in the long run, or will they all be Pumpers once they're replaced eventually?
  4. Saw Ladder 5 at Mechanical this morning. It must be very close to going in service, it was delivered over 7 months ago. Ran as Ladder 20 for a few months in the summer and has sat since then. Seems like a very long delay. Also, does anyone know where Engine 5 will go? It's newer than Engines 3, 4, 7, 11, 17, 21 and 24, and the city does not have any more engines/urban pumpers on order for the next two years at least.
  5. Council passed these items in the Capital Budget, so they’re now confirmed. Awaiting approval of the Operating Budget to hire 14 additional firefighters. 5 each for Station 24 and 17’s additional day crews and 4 for the new Training/Accountability Officer position.
  6. L1 is out of service, the spare ladders are either OOS as well or covering other ladders. L10 or L20 are sometimes sent to other Ladders when this occurs. Essentially at minimum, L1, L4 and L9 are always operating a Ladder truck. In this case, L1 is using L10 and their crew is running a spare pump.
  7. Air 90 (former Rescue 90) is currently marked at Station 13. Pump 1 was at Station 10 for a couple days this week. Former Engine 9 is supposed to become Engine 4.
  8. So Station 9 will have a Pump and Engine but no Ladder? Interesting if so, as that is a large distance without aerial coverage between Station's 1 and 12. Any idea where the new Ladder that was delivered months ago will be assigned? I'm assuming Engine 5 will become Engine 4.
  9. Metz Fire (KME) has been awarded the bid for 4 new Rural Pumpers and 1 Tanker for delivery in 2020. Pumpers 16, 21 and 27 will be 3 of the 4 replaced. The next oldest rural Pumper (28) is only a 2015 so I’m not sure where the 4th is going. The oldest tanker and the only one left without a pump is 28, which I’d assume the new Tanker is going to.
  10. One of the new Urban Pumpers is sitting in Station 23. From what I can see it is not marked yet. Station 23 frequently houses new rigs before they go in service, as they have lots of extra space. Before amalgamation the station housed 5 rigs, with 4 of them being staffed by volunteers. As of today the station houses Engine 23, Confined Space Support 23 (unstaffed), Pump 44 (spare), an EMS Unit and the newly delivered Pumper.
  11. Ladder 20’s former rig has been sitting in Station 10 beside their Ladder for a few weeks, still marked L20. The ladder 20 is running is one of the new ones, the other being the one marked L12. I had assumed that ladder would become Ladder 5 but maybe they’ve changed plans.
  12. New Pump 15 is in service. Pump 26 is also in service. Ladder 12 is in the shop being prepped for service. Units still to go in service: Ladder - still unmarked but sitting at the training centre Pump 1 Pump 25 Pumper - unknown destination, likely 11 Engine 5 will likely move to Station 4 to replace the Rescue once Ladder 5 goes in service. The old Ladder 15 is supposed to replace Tower 19. Still unconfirmed which Volunteer/Composite Stations are getting the 3 rescues.
  13. The new Pumpers for the inner city are designated Pump 1 and Pump 6. Pump 1 is replacing Rescue 1, Engine 1 is staying there. Here are some more changes happening this year: In the coming months, Rescue 1 is to be replaced with an Urban Pumper (Pump 1). Rescue 4 is to be replaced with an Engine (Engine 4). Rescue 12 is to be replaced with a Ladder (Ladder 12). All 3 current Rescue's will be redeployed to volunteer stations, exact assignments unknown. Once Ladder 12 is in service, Ladder 15 will move to Ladder 19 and be replaced with Pump 15. Engine 5 is to be replaced with a Ladder (Ladder 5) in 2019. Here is a rundown of more changes over the next 8 or so years: A 2nd Safety Officer position will be created in 2020. One firefighter will be assigned per shift and will assist the existing safety officer with accountability. In addition, they will have a role in training. In 2020, A second crew will be established during the day (8 am - 4 pm, Monday to Friday) at Station 24, to staff Ladder 24. A similar day crew will be established at Station 17. The construction of Station 31 in Watertown is set to begin in 2020. Once completed, it will house an Engine and Ladder, both staffed full-time. Existing Station 24 will become fully volunteer. In 2020, the HFD will purchase a large-capacity Foam Unit, as well as a small, off-road ATV with a pump and stretcher, in order to support rescue and firefighting operations on trails. They will also investigate the purchase of a drone. In 2021, the HFD will begin daytime staffing at Stations 16 and 18 (8 am - 4 pm, Monday to Friday). In 2021, the HFD will either purchase the land that Station 14 is currently located on, or an adjacent property to build a new station. They will also begin the process of relocating the Mechanical Division and Stores to Station 22 on Stone Church Road. In 2023, construction of a new Composite Station in Elfrida will begin. Once completed, the daytime crew at Station 17 will be moved to this station and operate full-time. In 2024, full-time staffing will begin at Station 16. In 2026, Station 18 will have full-time staffing. In 2027, an Urban Pumper and crew will be added to either Station 10 or 23. All from Hamilton Fire Wiki/10 Year Master Plan.
  14. C-Max (Hamilton's equipment outfitter) has four new KME pumpers for Hamilton on site. Unsure if they are the Urban Engines or Rural Pumpers or how many of each.
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