That never happens,z96cobra said:. . . . so you don't drive out the door with the truck still plugged in... happens more times than anyone will ever admit ;o) . . .
LMAO :lol: Oh thanks for making me laugh today, I needed it <tears> Someone get me a tissue.. LMAON_Jay said:That never happens,
I mean That never happened to me,
I mean that photograph of the ambulance driving down the road with 25 feet of cord hanging off the end was not me, :roll:
I mean that photo never really existed! :twisted:
That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
z96cobra said:Whenever a truck is running lights/sirens/whatever, the engine is still running. When parked on scene with the overheads running, the engine is always running. For the most part, whenever a "firetruck" is not sitting in its bay at the station the engine is running, keeping the batteries charged (we rarely shut the truck down while its out of the station). When parked in the station the batteries are "plugged in" with a shore line, keeping them fully charged for the next run. Most of the newer trucks have auto-ejects for the shore line so you don't drive out the door with the truck still plugged in... happens more times than anyone will ever admit ;o) Also, for some reason the manufacturers like to put the auto-ejects at about crotch/groin level, and when the truck goes into drive, you better protect the jewels, cause some shoot out pretty far and quick.
All motor vehicles have an alternator, which recharges the battery when the engine is running. They are left running when out of station because all the radios need to be on, and all the lights if neccesary. If the engine is off, with all the lights and radios on, it will depleat the battery, and they are screwed for going to the next run.landonjensen said:"we rarely shut the truck down while its out of the station"
why is that, yeah when ever i see them at the grocery store etc, they still always have the enigine going
They are intercoms so they can hear and talk to each other over the loud engine, and the siren. If you have ever been on a small private airplane, they use the same headsets that pilots use to talk to each other clearly.landonjensen said:and just confiming the headsets that they wear while riding in the truck are radio headsets correct?