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CFD Apparatus (was CFD Truck Movement)

ENGINE_4

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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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Aerial 1 is a spare Pierce 2 axle quint rn
Anyone know how long it'll be before Rescue 4s regular rig cones back into service?
 

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CFD crews at the Special Olympics show and shine on Saturday said the big Bronto is back working out of 25.
 

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I was told otherwise back at Disaster Alley, they told me it's more of a show model now rather than an active truck?
I was told the Bronto would be back in service at 25 Station as more of a special unit/water tower/show piece. Also, Station 25 does not have an Aerial.
The Bronto is a historic piece of CFD so I would not expect it to be gone so soon.
Also, I was told the Bronto would not be allowed to hold firefighters in its bucket, but could be used as a water tower/elevated master stream/what ever you want to call it - at a fire scene (the monitor on the bucket apparently is remote controlled now) But I have not seen the truck for a long time, nor do I have a second source to confirm it. Regardless, we likely won't see the Bronto on the streets too much, actively.

Maybe at a big fire or at a special show or something, but not much else. I always think of the Chicago Fire Department with how they utilized there big Snorkel before they retired it - Chicago 2-11 5-28-11 « chicagoareafire.com (Last picture on page - truck was special called)
 

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Looking around.. this seems more like a "browning out" or rotational unit closure/out of service for a shift - not long term. Still rough to see.
 
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