07/27/07 132 W, 1 I - + 14 - 19 Baltimore's Big House


Every year it seems another piece of apparatus is added at Station 23, at the corner of Eutaw and Lombard Streets, and two blocks from the Convention Center. The building faces both streets, with five bays facing Eutaw, and six bays facing Lombard. One of the latter also exits the rear of the building. It's an easy station to find, as it straddles the Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Tower.



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So how many firefighters are on duty each shift?
Luke - 07/27/07 - 17:10

There are 24 on duty each shift.
Legeros - 07/28/07 - 22:27

Wow! Talk about a traffic-jam during shift change.
Luke - 07/28/07 - 23:27

Hotel room was right across the street, very cool and definitely a “different” mindset.
Silver - 07/29/07 - 23:33

Oh yeah, shift change is an actual line-up and information is passed during same. That, combined with the dry erase board with out of service equipment listed ensures that all critical information is passed on to EVERYONE.
Silver - 07/30/07 - 01:00

Any ideas when they got the Pierce truck co and switched from the Seagrave truck or where the big tandem axle rescue is that Baltimore usually runs?
Duke - 07/30/07 - 10:53

The new Pierce is a 2007 that was just put into service. Apparently a lot of the guys aren’t happy that Emergency Medical Services got put on the side of the ladder. They have a mixed batch of Pierce’s and Seagraves for truck companies. I believe that the rear mounts that they order are all Pierce’s and the Tillers are all Seagraves and they are still being ordered this way, as they are expecting another couple in soon.

As Duke said from looking at Legeros’ pictures they are on the reserve which is a 93 E-One and not their 2002 Spartan.
Mike - 07/30/07 - 14:42

Looks like the Pierces are brand spanking new according to this story.
http://www.1strespondernews.com/webpages..
I know Baltimore is a high run department but I would have thought Seagraves from 2003 would still be in service rather than in the reserve pool. Also it looks like they bought 4 TDA’s from Pierce.
Duke - 07/30/07 - 23:34

I heard that they had a problem with the floor of their new rescue. Possibly lifting up or being uneven.
Silver - 08/01/07 - 19:47



  
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