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55 engine k
« on: June 04, 2015, 04:56:21 PM »
Is 55 engine only ones who ride the side step when going down the block the wrong way to pick up the  member who is blocking traffic when pulling out towards the east side of there house do other companies perform this also? And who are they ?

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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2015, 10:00:08 PM »

  Back in the 70's, I had the opportunity to Ride w/ 2 BKLYN Houses  who used to do that, or something like it... I knew of another House who Used To...

I will not List them here in order Not to Incriminate anyone.   ;)

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Re: 55 engine k
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2015, 11:53:16 PM »
Is 55 engine only ones who ride the side step when going down the block the wrong way to pick up the  member who is blocking traffic when pulling out towards the east side of there house do other companies perform this also? And who are they ?

I wasn't aware that any rigs still had "side steps" that accommodate a rider. If they do, why would a member need to ride on the outside of the rig until they stop at the corner to pick up a guy who's directing traffic?

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Re: 55 engine k
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2015, 08:21:05 AM »
Is 55 engine only ones who ride the side step when going down the block the wrong way to pick up the  member who is blocking traffic when pulling out towards the east side of there house do other companies perform this also? And who are they ?

I wasn't aware that any rigs still had "side steps" that accommodate a rider. If they do, why would a member need to ride on the outside of the rig until they stop at the corner to pick up a guy who's directing traffic?

69 Mets - This video demonstrates initial question.  E 55 member hangs on side of rig until it reaches Broome Street traffic light: 

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Re: 55 engine k
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2015, 02:47:49 PM »
Just a guess.... The guy riding the side step is probably the nozzleman who sits facing forward and the guy who ran down the block is probably the back-up man who sits facing backwards. The nozzleman avoids having to get out and let the back-up man to his seat since the old Seagraves had no leg room in the back. Maybe the nozzleman should be doing the running.

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Re: 55 engine k
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2015, 09:39:43 PM »
Is 55 engine only ones who ride the side step when going down the block the wrong way to pick up the  member who is blocking traffic when pulling out towards the east side of there house do other companies perform this also? And who are they ?

I wasn't aware that any rigs still had "side steps" that accommodate a rider. If they do, why would a member need to ride on the outside of the rig until they stop at the corner to pick up a guy who's directing traffic?



69 Mets - This video demonstrates initial question which has come up before: 

Thanks for the youtube link Mack. As I thought, there is no actual "side step" for the purpose of accommodating a rider. He's standing on top of a hose well that has a 3 1/2" length of supply line in it.

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Re: 55 engine k
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2015, 06:10:58 PM »
Thank you for the video and answers but no other companies do this?

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Re: 55 engine k
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2015, 01:59:38 AM »
Whoever you publicly out won't be doing it anymore..........I'd be a silent observer if u still wish to see the unusual happen.👌