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Offline anesti

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Heavy rescue out to bid
« on: February 17, 2016, 04:56:03 PM »
On the nycdcas site to states that a heavy rescue bids is due in March. I wonder if the rescues are being replaced already??

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Heavy rescue out to bid
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Offline Rich@36

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Re: Heavy rescue out to bid
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2016, 05:35:53 PM »
yes, every 7 years i believe

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Re: Heavy rescue out to bid
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2016, 06:17:09 PM »

Probably to replace the Spares / Reserves as the Ferrara's always seem to be OOS  ;D

Joking aside anytime you seem to see Photos or Videos of Rescues they are using Spares and having Visited R1 twice, R2 & R4 Twice they where always in Spares when i was there
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Re: Heavy rescue out to bid
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2016, 06:24:39 PM »
R1 just got their Ferrara back they were in the spirit of Oklahoma

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Re: Heavy rescue out to bid
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2016, 06:30:50 PM »
It's too bad Pierce won't bid.  If I'm not mistaken, the 2007 Pierce that R1 had and is now in the spare pool was the best rig they've had since the Macks went away.
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Re: Heavy rescue out to bid
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2016, 11:41:23 PM »
It's too bad Pierce won't bid.  If I'm not mistaken, the 2007 Pierce that R1 had and is now in the spare pool was the best rig they've had since the Macks went away.
I wonder if FDNY or NYC would consider changing some of the stipulations that are in their bidding criteria in order to get Pierce to bid?  I've heard the same thing about that rig.

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Re: Heavy rescue out to bid
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2016, 01:36:33 AM »
Yea, hope Pierce bids. Not only do they look the best, but they are the highest quality from what I've heard.

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Re: Heavy rescue out to bid
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2016, 02:50:32 AM »
Pierce apparatus is not the high quality rig that they built in the 1980's. I worked at a Pierce dealership and heard loads of complaints from dissatisfied FD's.

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Re: Heavy rescue out to bid
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2016, 05:16:12 AM »
Maybe cuz of Oshkosh takeover of Pierce...

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Re: Heavy rescue out to bid
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2016, 11:02:34 AM »
The Pierce Rescue was purchased with federal grant money. Pierce was the only vendor on the government contract who could provide that. It didn't go out to bid, and, as a result, some specs were waived.

For Pierce to be a contender for the FDNY Contract, they would have to first develop a stainless steel, split tilt cab. A big thing for a relatively small order of 5 trucks, unless they plan on going after FDNY business in the future, which I HIGHLY doubt will ever happen again.

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Re: Heavy rescue out to bid
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2016, 11:20:48 AM »
As I said,
It's too bad Pierce won't bid. 
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Re: Heavy rescue out to bid
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2016, 03:08:15 PM »
Pierce won't bid because of the warranty requirements we require

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Re: Heavy rescue out to bid
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2016, 11:50:04 PM »
Pierce isn't that great these days!
Don't say that to a lot of the guys who swear by them!  Many firefighters and fire departments will tell you that the Pierce rigs a buy today are as good as the old Mack's that everybody swears by!

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Re: Heavy rescue out to bid
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2016, 08:35:28 AM »
Everybody makes lemons, though.  Our local FD has bought nothing but Pierce for almost 10 years now (with all 1st line apparatus being Pierce), but there's more than one "hangar queen" that spends more time in the shops than it does in service.
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Newport News VA


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Re: Heavy rescue out to bid
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2016, 11:25:33 PM »
Miami-Dade purchased only Pierce for many years. They now purchase Rosenbauer pumpers and Sutphen Tower Ladders.