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Very cool. No lightbar though, and the stripes seemed to have ended abruptly at the back. <_<

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14 is actually on 144 Avenue. <_<

Shh.. That's what I meant to say.. :P Still don't know my roads, only been out here a year.... I get lost easy, that's my story and I'm stickin to it... A few blocks from my house, that's all I know... IT WAS ON MY WAY TO DAIRY QUEEN....

Anyways, thanks for the correction... ;)

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Province is taking over ambulance services... wonder if that entails a new scheme.

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Does anybody know where you can listen to the scanner fire the Edmonton fire department? I tried Edmontonfireradio.com but it wasn't working for me.

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Customer hit a fire alarm... Our alarm company was able to call them off in time, as of course a number of stations were already responding.

But, both of station 20's trucks showed up to reset the alarm so was able to get a few shots of 505.

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Pump 4 has been assigned 461, so that is the last of the 2008 quartet assigned. 4 hall also has rescue 717 and pump 445 (training school) assigned, as well as spare 439

Rescue 720 has disappeared from the Fire Service Centre, probably for 24 hall.

Also missing from the Fire Service Centre is tanker pump 504, but she was spotted in the Westwood MES disposal yards later today.

Still sitting out on the west side of the Fire Service Centre is Rescue 711 and old pump 428, on of the old Pemfab cab units

Ambulances could be interesting, so grab pic's now, as the Province will either contract out or run them themselves. So the city of Edmonton could win a contract to operate the ambulances, but the Province would own them and probably be in a standard coloutr scheme.

Bear in mind that when the last tender for ambulance services went out for inter hospital traansfers, the city came in too high, and I think it's Universal that won

There might even become a set of "Alberta" standards for all new ambulances, larger orders, more bang for our buck rather that the mix 'n match situation we have now

You have any idea which unit has the 4-door international cab like the tankers have? It looks like a 4-Door tanker but the shop number started with a 4 so that means its a pump. I saw it a couple weeks back running as Tanker 17. How many of these units did Edmonton have? Its the first one I have seen.

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That would be 430 (ex 20) a 1986 International/Superior rig. It was a 1 off purchase using a commercial chassis rather than a custom chassis to save a few bucks. Noting we went back to custom chassis after that, I do not think the concept went over too well.

She was originally assigned to 19 hall, she was moved to the training school when 446 arrived in 2004. Last saw her about a month ago placarded for training school.

So you mean it was an active front line pump from 1986 - 2004 at station 19?

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Near as I can remember it was, most of these rigs stay quite a while once assigned (like 442 has been pump 2 since 1994)

I can guarantee the 1999 to 2004 period, before that not 100% sure, but she may have moved around a bit

Just seems weird to me because I never remember seeing it and I have payed attention to the EFD for most of my life, granted I lived no where near 19, but it just seems weird that it was a front line pump. I know 19 had a tanker but it just seems weird that they would have a one off unit in service that most of the guys didnt like.

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Here's a shot from May 10th, a new Forensics Expedition, can't be too old, a few weeks at most, replaces a Windstar Minivan

Saw a Expedition, as well as a Forensics minivan on 107 St and Jasper Ave.

Well, it was actually A. Wong that spotted them. :-p

Didn't seem to be doing much. Probably just checking out the Tim Hortons.

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Wow, I don't even know they had 2, let alone which one it was. The Windstar seemed to be missing its decals other than "FORENSIC UNIT" on the rear quarter windows, as it was mainly white. There was also an all-white one behind the Expedition - maybe this was a photo radar van like the one I saw flash on 97 Street/116 Avenue NB yesterday...

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EPS 801 and 830 (older Crown Vics used for Community Services I think) were at the University today. They have the majorly old lightbars.

Also, more Crown Vics appeared last week at the Belvedere MES lot, keeping that single last-gen Crown Vic company.

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Not sure if I've posted these before or not...

111 Street and Jasper Ave; April 19, 2008:

efdtruck.jpg

Accident on the Whitemud; April 17, 2008:

efdstn9.jpg

ems2271.jpg

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Someone else more familiar with station assignments might be able to comment more...

Station 6 is near Mill Creek ravine and 82 Ave, right?

Anyways, saw 438 heading west on 82 Ave... and with an empty bay in 6, I assume it came from there. What I found intersting, is parked behind where 438 was, was one of our white ladders, and in the next bay one of our newer red ladders. I assume the white one is a spare?

Would make a sweet photo to get a yellow, white and red truck posed together... especially a ladder of each colour!

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6 hall has 438 and 622 assigned, the spare ladder should be 620 (1996 Pearce/Fort Garry quint)

Heard that there is 1 maybe 2 more ladders due in around October/November range!

Also the tankers are due sometime this year.

4 hall has one of two spare mexican aerials stored there

Thats what I heard as well when I was on a ride along last night. The Capt. said there are 2 ladders coming and 7 super tankers altogether. Not sure when the remaining 4 pump rescues are coming.

The decon trailer is in California getting repainted and updated to go along with the new tractor coming from Smeal.

Also heard they are going to start becoming more digital, something like 1 out of 4 trucks will have digital mapping (laptops).

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4 hall has one of two spare mexican aerials stored there

Which hall is the other one out of?

Although I have one or two decent shots of them, I still wouldn't mind another...

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435 from Station 23 westbound on Stony Plain Road at 151 Street.

Spotted EMS 2103, the Demers ambulance, on 97 Street. There is one in the Kildare Station (137 Avenue/82 Street), not sure if it is a different unit though.

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435 from Station 23 westbound on Stony Plain Road at 151 Street.

Spotted EMS 2103, the Demers ambulance, on 97 Street. There is one in the Kildare Station (137 Avenue/82 Street), not sure if it is a different unit though.

That would be a spare pump running as a tanker.

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Station 17 (Castle Downs Road, north of 153 Avenue) has 2 yellow trucks on the front lines.

One was I think similar to 435, and the other was an older truck, Thibault pumper? with the circular headlights, mounted on the large metal piece on the front.

I think there's still something yellow behind Station 25, but can't really see. I think mike from edmonton mentioned something was back there. (Retiree's Rig?)

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