I am up in the air about them. I am not big on the seating on the inside. Nobody is near a window. With the guys riding forward, you cant really size up the scene b/c you are stuck in the middle of the rig. Does anyone know when the new ladders will be ordered or getting here?
They will repalce whats left of the 1997 and start on the 1998 rigs and then continue on into 99 not sure if they will get to 2000. i think there are 17 1997 in service, approx 30 rigs in first year of contract then 20 or so each year for the next 2 years total of 3 years and 70 rigs. FAJ has list of 1997's left in service if anyone intersted
The reason is 69 other units are coming and having 1 dedicated rig to train all members on is prudent. This is a totally different pumper for FDNY in that it is 2000 gpm and the drafting issue ahs resurfaced. Recently when rigs arrived 1 from every other year or so was kept at rock for chauffeur school so members trained on all types of pumpers. Some of our older seagraves have manual throttle and newer have propressure governors. so i hope this answers your questions. FYI they have 1992,93,97,98,00,02,04 rigs i think at training, they are also used for proby school when pumpers are needed for classes or training