02/01/06 102 W, 1 I - + 16 - 15 Pics of RFD SR2


As stated in the previous post, RFD's SR2 has been emptied. The GMC extended panel van was carrying haz-mat support supplies. It's been emptied in preparation for conversion to a mobile command post. The vehicle was originally designed as a combination command post and air supply unit. Placed in service in 1988, the forward section consisted of an climated-controlled command module, while rear section housed a cascade refilling system. It was converted to a haz-mat support unit in 2002 with the delivery of a new air supply unit. Here are Lee's pictures of the now-empty vehicle:





Any idea where the new command unit will be housed?
Guest - 02/01/06 - 14:00

With space at a premium in Raleigh’s houses and the likely need to store same in a central location, I suspect it’ll end up at the training center.
Legeros - 02/02/06 - 01:58

Is there enough height in that truck for a functional command post?
jaolson (Email) - 02/02/06 - 04:50

Here’s a historical pic that demonstrates the approximate height and width inside the vehicle: http://www.legeros.com/temp/pic.jpg.. The pictured firefighter is a good six-feet tall, I’d say.
Legeros - 02/02/06 - 11:30

In two more years this piece will be time to retire, why spend the money on a piece that is probably not worth the equipment that is going to be put in it.Just a thought.
guest - 02/03/06 - 02:49

most likely it will be housed at sta.8. it wont be retired in 2 years. as little as it will be used, this will make the perfect command vehicle. why buy something new? hell, look at services. they pulled the old bread truck out of retirement and are delivering supplies with it. they can fit every station’s supplies on that thing and get the job done in a day now compared to the week it used to take.
guest - 02/11/06 - 14:40



  
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