New LACoFD type III engines (video)

es93546

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They have been in service since last summer. 77’s runs 477 all the time up on the grapevine.
They have had a few for a number of years in various places. 6 is just a start I hope. They need to be able to send strike teams of these out to other parts of the state on a variety of jurisdictions. Such would be some of the best training they can get.
 

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I wonder if they staff with 4 or 5 firefighters. I also wonder about the logic of the number series. There doesn't seem to be any digit that refers to the engine type of 3.
LACoFD history, in the past when they had Type 3’s they were the 400 series engine, like the 2nd engine was 200 series. So they add a 4 in front of the station number with the Type 3’s. Other than 55 on Catalina LACoFD did not have any other Type 3’s of their own. They also have 5 OES Type 3’s. When they go out they are cross staffed by the regular engine crews.
 

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LACoFD history, in the past when they had Type 3’s they were the 400 series engine, like the 2nd engine was 200 series. So they add a 4 in front of the station number with the Type 3’s. Other than 55 on Catalina LACoFD did not have any other Type 3’s of their own. They also have 5 OES Type 3’s. When they go out they are cross staffed by the regular engine crews.
Are you sure LACoFD has 5 OES Type 3's??? If so, what stations are they located at? LAFD happens to have 5 OES Type 3 Engines (OES 8136C, 8137C, 8138C, 8139C, and 8140C).
 

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The "4 Series" Engines are staffed as what's called "Crew Staffed". Based on need. They sit not staffed in a station alongside a conventional Engine. The "4 Series" Engine is not first out. It is only first out when determined that its use is optimal in the "Wildland fire/Urban Interface". As shown in the preceding video using Station 132 as an example. Engine 132 is "first-out" and Engine 4132 is staffed by the same crew as Engine 132. That crew would grab 4132 as needed based on location, terrain, etc.
 

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Is there a current list of where the six new Type IIIs are / will be located?
 

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The "4 Series" Engines are staffed as what's called "Crew Staffed". Based on need. They sit not staffed in a station alongside a conventional Engine. The "4 Series" Engine is not first out. It is only first out when determined that its use is optimal in the "Wildland fire/Urban Interface". As shown in the preceding video using Station 132 as an example. Engine 132 is "first-out" and Engine 4132 is staffed by the same crew as Engine 132. That crew would grab 4132 as needed based on location, terrain, etc.
Thank you for that explanation for the numbering of the county owned Type 3's. It makes perfect sense now. Some departments chose to place a 3 in front of the normal designation for the engine, kind of like the newer USFS nationwide numbering of their engines. In this system an engine of the Angeles NF, let's say one at the Rincon station, used to be Engine 25, but is now Engine 325. However, in both the LAFD and LACoFD this would mess with their existing identification systems.
 
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