This is the progress report for SQ-3 during this week. As you can see the cab and body are moving along nicely. The Cab is finished being welded and painted, Line-X'd in the cab area as well. The body is still on the jig however the upper portion is welded with the sides and the walkway has been welded to the bottom. As you can see cutouts for the scene lighting on the top of the cab, windows, ... (Full Story & Photos)
The progress of Squad-3 is moving along nicely with the cab just complete and initial work being done on the body. The cab (alumnium) is ready for prep and paint, while the body (stainless steel) is being constructed on a jig. As the unit proceeds down the assembly line, similar to what you may have seen in old Ford Model "A" production line videos the unit will progress piece by piece until all ... (Full Story & Photos)
Public Information Officer Douglas Medley, September 20
One more Saturday and we were going to be done for this year with running pump tests on our Class A equipment. It was another beautiful day and after a good breakfast at our favorite café “Linda’s” we loaded up on Engine 33 and Engine 91 to head out to Sanner’s Sportsman’s Club where for many years Eddie Sanner has allowed us to use one of the ponds to conduct the test. Now, I can tell you how ... (Full Story & Photos)
Sgt. Dean with Engine 33's crew.
Gail Kropp and Jamie Olson two gals who are associates and always available to provide rehab for the guys.
Public Information Officer Douglas Medley, September 13
Could it be possible? Another year gone by and it’s time for us to make our way down to the old fishing hole for our annual pump tests. At least this time Dr. Fairfax, our water supply officer, let us do it in the fall of the year. No arguments from any of us on that decision. So we all gathered at our favorite café Linda’s for a hearty breakfast before loading up all the equipment needed for ... (Full Story & Photos)
Well it seems we have received the first construction photos of Squad-3 via Pierce. It appears as the cab is nearly finished after being setup on the jig for about a week or so. The cab is an all aluminum cab and the body will be stainless steel due to the longevity of service for the truck. It is unknown if the chassis is being constructed so please stay tuned for news updates.... (Full Story & Photos)
Since my last report we (the committees) have been moving along. The committee has received the final drawings for our new 2014 Pierce Heavy Rescue and construction should have started this week on the Cab and Chassis. Once those pictures are available from Pierce I will continue to provide updates on how construction goes. Currently the Squad Committee is waiting on Labeling and Striping Drawings ... (Full Story)
On 9/11/2014 at 19:39 units from Company 9 and Company 3 were alerted to the intersection of Town Creek Drive and Dent Drive for the reported subject struck by a vehicle. Chief 3 was first arriving finding a subject struck and trapped under another vehicle. Engine 91 arrived and deployed cribbing and started tending to the patient. Squad 3 arrived on scene and deployed airbags to free the patient ... (Full Story & Photos)
On Sunday August 17, 2014 just before 18:00 hours Station 9 was alerted for a vehicle fire. A couple minutes’ later Hollywood station 7 and Solomon's station 3. The first unit on scene was Utility 9 with Sergeant 9B reporting an RV almost fully involved. Engine 34 (Solomon's) arrived and pulled an attack line and started fire suppression. Communications advised that the driver was unaccounted for ... (Full Story & Photos)