01/25/08 56 W, 1 I - + 13 - 13 New Services Truck


This truck was recently seen at the Raleigh Fire Department Support Services Center. The Ford F-250 cargo truck replaces a prior cargo van, and will be used to transport station supplies. The chassis looks suspiciously like old Car 48, a 1990 Ford/Omaha utility truck that the shop used.





Another beautiful addition to the Services fleet!
Earl Scheib - 01/28/08 - 13:56

It’s great to see that they’re refurbing some equipment for better use. Though it wasn’t being used as a mobile service vehicle anymore (due to the new service vehicle, which is also a refurb), there wasn’t anything wrong with the chassis. Rather than spending Lord knows how much on a new box truck, they dropped just a fraction of that for the same thing. Good thinking!!

Hopefully the money saved can be put into manpower, and/or overtime to help supplement manpower for “the line”. Ya’ know, it’s unfortunate; excellent, practical ideas like this and many others in recent past seem to end up hurting you(us) in the long run. The ones’ that control the purse strings (not FD) seem to take advantage of that, and allocate the money elsewhere which at one time might have been coming to the FD. If only the mindset would change to; (purse string controller speaking) “Hey, thanks for doing the right thing. We’ll give you $10,000 extra in 2 years for that new ________”.

One can dream, right?
Silver - 01/28/08 - 15:03



  
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