HenryH BCFD

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  1. Any ideas as to what Pierce will be unveiling tomorrow?  

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    2. HenryH BCFD

      HenryH BCFD

      @~JD~ @Michael P.  I agree, airports and industrial fire departments could be a good market for the 110' dual axle.  As for the single axle, I just don't see it selling.  

    3. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      Not sure why there's so much hate towards the single axle tower, you get storage, maneuverability and reach in a compact package. As a straight truck the rig has possibilities, it can likely replace midmount towers and even tillers for departments looking for a compact tower.

    4. Michael P.

      Michael P.

      @~JD~ Not really hating the on the rig, but I think it'll take a while to catch on. Unlike our European counterparts, everything in the US is bigger because #Murica lol

  2. Working on a Pierce Lance...hopefully I have enough parts.  Updates to come.

    1. Michael P.

      Michael P.

      Can't wait to see what you have in store!!

    2. HenryH BCFD

      HenryH BCFD

      Done with building the Pierce Lance, all it needs now are decals.

  3. Currently working on a 1989 Seagrave J-cab engine to be a reserve unit for the BCFD

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    2. HenryH BCFD

      HenryH BCFD

      Thanks guys, it is almost done.

    3. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      Very nice! Can't wait to see that when it's done!

    4. HenryH BCFD

      HenryH BCFD

      All it needs now are decals

       

  4. This morning, there was a 2 alarm electrical fire in Arlington.  The fire started after a transformer in an underground vault, adjacent to a shopping/ apartment plaza caught fire and exploded.  I was able to get to the scene to watch the response.  Units from Arlington, Fairfax, and Alexandria responded to the fire.  In addition, a Crash truck and a Foam unit were special called from the airport to help extinguish the electrical fire.

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    2. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      Huh, why would they send rig from Dulles when Fairfax has a tender available, unless their's was to far away?

    3. HenryH BCFD

      HenryH BCFD

      Dulles is in Fairfax (and Loudon), and Fairfax is a huge county.  I am not sure where Fairfax keeps their Foam tanker, but their is a chance that it would be just as far, or farther than the one from Dulles.  Also, the unit that came from Dulles was a trailer with 2 purple K tanks and then a bunch of LDH pulled by a  Kenworth tractor trailer cab.  Here is a picture:  water_supply_support-302_0.jpg

    4. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      Ah, okay. That makes more sense since they would need a powder chemical than a liquid based one. Yeah, I recall when I researched Fairfax for a trip it was pretty big. I also checked on station 436 and it's out by herndon (Frying Pan). 

  5. As you may have noticed I was having some trouble uploading images.  They were supposed to be of my new Engine 109.  Right now I have a video of it posted on youtube: 

      I will try to get the pictures uploaded properly sometime today.

  6. I would like to get some opinions on an idea of mine.  Those of you who are on mocpages may remember my plans for the FCVFD, a second department.  Originally I was going to build an E-one engine (LDD can be found on mocpages).  I am now considering building a Sutphen Engine based off of Syracuse's Engine 3 for the department and an E-one 78ft quint.  What do you think of this idea?  Any suggestions are appreciated.

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    2. HenryH BCFD

      HenryH BCFD

      You are correct about Falls Church.  I considered doing a Telesqurt but I would rather have a 75ft+ aerial for the department.  I am leaning towards a newer E-one because I really liked my E-one chassis design and want to be able  to use it.  I do agree that an older squirt would be really cool and maybe I could make it as a 3rd rig for the department when I get a chance. 

    3. HenryH BCFD

      HenryH BCFD

      So I think I am going to go with the following units for the FCVFD:

      Engine 106: The new Sutphen Engine (hopefully will be built in the next couple months)

      Truck 106: A New E-one 75ft quint 

      Engine 116: An older Telesqurt most likely E-one 

      Ambulance 106: An ambulance built on a pickup truck style chassis

      The truck, ambo and the second engine will not be built for at least a year, possibly more, as I have a lot of units already planned for the BCFD.

       


       

    4. Scotty Jones

      Scotty Jones

      go for it, but try to build Syracuse's heavy duty Sutphen Rescue, it is an absolute BEAST!

  7. The official site of the Bricklington County Fire Department has launched!  Features of the site include; the response structure for the BCFD, apparatus photo's, an exclusive picture of Truck 101's new tiller, and news about plans for new rigs.  Check it out:  http://bricklingtoncountyfire.weebly.com

    1. Scotty Jones

      Scotty Jones

      what an amazing website, looks similar to mine. :)


  8. Check out this company patch I designed for Truck 101.

    Truck 101 Company Patch-4.pdf

  9. DC's new Spartan ERV TDA is almost ready for delivery! CPmflv_WcAAhMLA.jpg:large

    1. Lebby

      Lebby

      Nice catch, I know hey were contracted along with the last ALF but hadn't seen any pictures. Not even Spartan ERV's website has them. 

    2. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      Oh man, those Spartans with them Pierce engines! Dang fine fleet right there!

    3. T.J. Brammer

      T.J. Brammer

      That's awesome! Can't wait to see it on the streets.

  10. One of the smoke alarms went off at my school today so everyone had to evacuate. DC Engine 3 responded and cleared the building after about 20 minutes. There was no fire. Here's a picture 

    image.jpg

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    2. Scotty Jones

      Scotty Jones

      great catch man. @T.J. you have never seen a Pierce Arrow XT? I have seen tons here in NY!

    3. HenryH BCFD

      HenryH BCFD

      @ JD I go to a private school, Gonzaga high school in DC.

    4. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      Interesting, a private school that is still called a high school, most of them get a fancy name followed by "Academy". Anyways, makes sense.

  11. I am done building the rescue and the tiller ladder that I had planned.  Now I just have to find time to decal them and take their pictures

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    2. Lebby

      Lebby

      Agreed Seagraves are the best around, unfortunately DC's new tillers shall be Spartan ERVs along with the last ALF Tiller ever made also going into service.

    3. HenryH BCFD

      HenryH BCFD

      I just read it for myself on the Spartan ERV website, no way they will be able to build a better rig than seagrave:shakeno:

    4. Lebby

      Lebby

      Most likely you are correct, but then again I have never personally worked on an ERV so my opinion biased   

  12.  My  PaB order has finally arrived!xD... Although it appears customs has hired a wild animal of some sort to inspect packages:P there is also a rip on the other side that you can't see in the picture. 

    image.jpg

    1. Lake Dodge Fire Rescue

      Lake Dodge Fire Rescue

      Lol, that or the delivery guy hit a lot of speed bumps. :P Good to see your orders arrived though! Will we be seeing any new rigs in the near future?

    2. HenryH BCFD

      HenryH BCFD

      Yes. I have pretty much been building nonstop.  I am almost done with a rescue and then I will start on another rig.  

    3. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      I gotta tell ya Henry, that is my worst nightmare when I order anything Lego. Having waited that long to get a ruined package. I've heard and seen to many horror story's with people who ordered Lego and it arrived in terrible condition. Thank goodness your package arrived safe and sound! Can't wait to see the new rig as well!

  13. I currently am placing orders for parts to make new rigs.

    1. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      Nice! What rigs are on the roster?

    2. HenryH BCFD

      HenryH BCFD

      A Seagrave Marauder II TDA and a Pierce Arrow XT Heavy Rescue.

    3. T.J. Brammer

      T.J. Brammer

      Cool! Can't wait to see them finished.

  14. Welcome to the forums HenryH BCFD :)