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  1. The city put out a request for tenders for another 100’ Aerial. That’s on top of the KME in order. Assuming the first one is for L4 and the second for L24 as it is supposed to be staffed at least Monday-Friday by next year. Those ladders are also the two oldest (2010).
  2. The old A6 going to Support 23 would make sense given there are no urban rescues anymore. Provides more storage space for the technical rescue equipment that they used to carry than the current S23. That, along with the Engines carrying some rescue gear and A6 supplying air will be effective at replacing all of the duties the Rescues used to have.
  3. High Rise 114 now in service. Aerial 131 disbanded.
  4. 9, 10 or 4 could've just went out today. 9 and 10 for sure were in service until this morning. Could've been a breakdown that's not quickly repairable.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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?
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
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