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CFD Apparatus (was CFD Truck Movement)

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Fleet number on the side is the only real way one can differentiate between the 16's-19's unless someone knows of the little changes (if any) between the orders of trucks. When CFD placed their original order of 19 Smeal Engines they were looking for a multi-year contract to eventually replace ALL Engines within the fleet and stick to one design; basically one unified truck so it would be simpler to train on, work with and maintain.

I can't see any obvious differences in this truck compared to the 16's or 17's but i doubt CFD would exchange a 2010 truck for a 16 or 17. So I am assuming this is one of the new 18's
 
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CFD has a lot of spare apparatus, somewhere around 14 engines, 4 ladders, and 6 rescues. How often are these apparatus used, and in what circumstances? Regular maintenance on front-line apparatus? Is their regular down-time for certain apparatus after call-outs? Or major mechanical repairs from the manufacturer?

I suppose there's not much downside to keeping a few older units around, it just seems like a lot.
 
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There is a yearly pump test, yearly road certification/general kinda check and I imagine they change the oil, etc after every few thousand km’s like a car and anything thing else the crews finds?
CFD also leases out Engines to surrounding departments too
 
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A quick update: Engine 40 has a new Smeal. The Special Events Unit is acting as a spare bushbuggy/FRP unit again (currently as FRP 7). The investigators have received new 2018 highroof Ford Transit vans. I would expect the District Chiefs to follow soon. CFD and other city agencies are all pushing the get these highroof type Ford Transit vans
 
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