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One of the oldest engines in the fleet is SIM spare #297 which is a 1988 Mack MR / Thibault extended body pumper. This unit is former Cote st-Luc pre-2002. All other Mack's in the fleet are shorties unlike this one.

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The SIM has started to scrap the 1988 Freightliner / Phoenix C.O.E's now with the arrival of the new 2011 E-One pumpers. All the 1988 Frightliner's are spares and the remaining first line 1992 Frightliner's will soon be bumped down to spares as well. The oldest pumper that was with the SIM but hasn't seen the light of day in a long time was also scrapped, which was unit #282 a 1985 International Cargostar. I've personally never seen this truck in person before. So that leaves one International Cargostar in the fleet #200, which is a 1986 unit. So with that, here's a photo of one of the remaining 1988 spare Freightliner / Phoenix pumpers #284.

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Well it came fast right after the retirement of SIM #282, now the last International COE pump #200 has been retired as of today. This marks the end of International COE trucks in the SIM fleet. Here's a pic of SIM #200 on one if its last calls during this passed summer when it served with station 46 as a spare replacing pump 246 which had mechanical issues.

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It's offical now... Montreal has ordered its first ever fire trucks from Rosenbauer!! Where getting 4 T-Rex's which will replace are active first line Bronto's #734, 739, 749 and 771. Rumor has #771 a 91 Simon Duplex D9600 Bronto will become reserve afterwards. As for the other Bronto's original to the SIM, don't know if they will be scrapped yet. The delivery time is excepted to be 12 to 14 months from now.

http://www.rosenbaueramerica.com/apparatus.../aerials//trex/

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The first yellow pumper remaining to become a spare is 1996 E-One Cyclone CT / Superior #282 former #217 and originally ex-Ville St Laurent. Its nicknamed the 'yellow banana' for obvious reasons by Montreal firefighters. This still leaves 4 yellow fires engine as first line responders though (#272, 4008, 4073, 771)

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Do you know how long SIM keeps their spares for? im shocked they never did repaint some of the newest spares in the new colours if they plan ok keeping them a few years

For many years to come when it come to #282 as it's is only a 1996 unit and is already spare. Montreal usually keeps engines on roster for 25 years before sending them to the scrapper. We just got rid of the final 1986 pumpers in 2011 and the 1988 pumpers are slowing being getting retired now. Most of the ex-Ville St Laurent engines never got repainted from yellow with some exceptions like #273 which is now red.

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For many years to come when it come to #282 as it's is only a 1996 unit and is already spare. Montreal usually keeps engines on roster for 25 years before sending them to the scrapper. We just got rid of the final 1986 pumpers in 2011 and the 1988 pumpers are slowing being getting retired now. Most of the ex-Ville St Laurent engines never got repainted from yellow with some exceptions like #273 which is now red.

Wow you guys keep yours long then Toronto now, Toronto used to be like that but in the past 5-7 years they have really upgraded the fleet. The oldest spares are from the early to mid 90's most being from the late 90's

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Wow you guys keep yours long then Toronto now, Toronto used to be like that but in the past 5-7 years they have really upgraded the fleet. The oldest spares are from the early to mid 90's most being from the late 90's

We got a bunch of 1992 Freightliners still as first line responders and most of all the spares are trucks built between 1988 and 1992. There`s lot`s of one off fire trucks as well, which makes for a very interesting fleet.

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We got a bunch of 1992 Freightliners still as first line responders and most of all the spares are trucks built between 1988 and 1992. There`s lot`s of one off fire trucks as well, which makes for a very interesting fleet.

Guess next time im down in Montreal, I have to check out where all the fire stations are then!

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Guess next time im down in Montreal, I have to check out where all the fire stations are then!

Well you're definitely going to want to check out station 31. It's home to the oldest active first line fire engine #231 which is a 1990 Mack MR / Thibault pumper. All the other Mack MR's are spare units and may or may not be at other random fire stations.

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In 2004 station 79 in the borough of Hampstead closed its doors due to unsafe conditions in regards to the stations structure. A temporary station was made next door but got closed again for the same reasons in 2007. Hampstead lost its fire station and service to the residents of this borough has since been done by stations 4 and 78. The engines that were at station 79 were relocated to other stations around the island. The ladder unit 479 which is a 2007 E-One Cyclone II, has since been renumbered 418 and is at station 18. The pumper unit on the other hand still carries its old Hampstead station numbers on it unit 279! It was relocated to station 63 in Dorval since 2007 were it still remains to this day with its old numbers. SIM 279 is a 1992 Frightliner COE / Anderson pump pictured here on a recent fire call last month:

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Now that the contract has come to an end this year bewteen E-One and the SIM, Montreal's new compact pumpers contact has been awarded to Maxi-Metal! So starting next year and over the course of the next 5 years, the SIM will receive 35 Maxi-Metal VIO model pumpers. I'm pretty sure this contact of new pumpers will eliminate all spare Mack's and Freightliner's from the roster and send down all first line Spartan Gladiators built in 1995-96 as spares.

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Now that the contract has come to an end this year bewteen E-One and the SIM, Montreal's new compact pumpers contact has been awarded to Maxi-Metal! So starting next year and over the course of the next 5 years, the SIM will receive 35 Maxi-Metal VIO model pumpers. I'm pretty sure this contact of new pumpers will eliminate all spare Mack's and Freightliner's from the roster and send down all first line Spartan Gladiators built in 1995-96 as spares.

Are they gonna be on Spartan chassis?

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For a few months back in 2011, the SIM rented a spare water tanker from Techno Feu to replace the old 1981 Ford L900 tanker they had at station 56 in Ile-Bizard. I never got a photo of the spare tanker when it was with the SIM which they numbered 6081 and was a 1988 Volvo white/GMC, as station 56 is so out of the way. It so happens that I recently found that spare rented SIM tanker that was number 6081. Here it is minus the SIM door decals and fleet number sitting at a diesel repair shop in Sorel, Qc.

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For a few months back in 2011, the SIM rented a spare water tanker from Techno Feu to replace the old 1981 Ford L900 tanker they had at station 56 in Ile-Bizard. I never got a photo of the spare tanker when it was with the SIM which they numbered 6081 and was a 1988 Volvo white/GMC, as station 56 is so out of the way. It so happens that I recently found that spare rented SIM tanker that was number 6081. Here it is minus the SIM door decals and fleet number sitting at a diesel repair shop in Sorel, Qc.

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What new tanker replaced the 1981 L900 Tanker?

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