I work for a meduim city, with a mid sized department. We are a career department serving ~ 19,000 citizens. We have 3 stations, 3 engines (KME pumpers), and 1 - 95' truck (KME). We have been asked by our Chief to begin to refurb a 1995 750 gal KME engine to make it a rescue for our city. We have developed a committee to tackle a lot of the questions and desicions we will be facing. This is where I need your help. Any help, suggestions, or how your department does it will be very useful. Some of the topics we will be tackling are:
- What tools to equip the rescue with
- What will be the SOP for crew on the fireground
- What to call the apparatus
- What training should each FF have
These are just to name a few. Any other suggestions or what has worked for your department will be gladely accepted. I will check back periodically and answer all questions or provide more detail if possible. Thank you in advance, and I look forward to the interesting conversations.
Nicholasville Fire Department