04/11/07 104 W - + 11 - 11 Pumper and Utility

Locution has started saying Pumper and Utility when dispatching some departments. Pumper is the new designation for a pumper-tanker, and Utility is the new designation for a pick-up truck or other utility-type vehicle. We're told that the changes are being made at a rate of about two departments a week. Sounds a little different, but should very effective for knowing exactly the type of truck that's responding. About 100 county rigs and vehicles are being changed, or about 40 percent of the fleet. You've already heard some of the changes. BLFD Truck 25 is now BLFD Ladder 25, FVFD Truck 1 is now FVFD Rescue 1, etc.

These are the new names:

Air – Breathing air vehicle
Brush – Brush trucks, mini pumpers
Boat – Watercraft
Car – Sport utility vehicles, chief officers
Engine – Pumpers (without rear dump)
Haz-Mat – Hazardous response vehicles
Ladder – Ladders, platforms
Pumper – Pumper-tankers (with rear dump)
Rescue – Rescue trucks (with extrication/rescue equipment)
Squad – Service trucks (fire support, ISO support equipment)
Tanker – Duh
Utility – Pick-up trucks, utility vehicles
Unit – Special equipment (command unit, others)
Legeros - 04/11/07 - 19:45

interesting to see that a truck can be a “pumper” with or without having a drop tank.. it’s only required to have a rear dump… it’s a great start though!
[CFP 7021] (Email) - 04/11/07 - 20:03

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