04/16/11 43 W, 1 I - + 4 - 2 And Another Local Rig Gets its Chevrons

Thursday evening activity at the Western Wake fire station. That's either Engine 196 or Pumper 196. What's a good way to remember which is which? Thanks to reader Jason for sending.

A pumper carries at least 1000 gallons of water and an engine less than 1000 gallons…correct??
Newbie ff - 04/16/11 - 10:52

Pumper stands for Pumper/Tanker. P196 has a dump tube behind that roll up you see there, and I beleive it also carries a drop tank if I remember correctly. This is what changes an “engine” to a “pumper”. E191 and P196 both carry 1000 gallons of water. E191 has a 1500gpm pump while P196 has a 1250gpm pump (going off memory here so a current WWFR guy can correct me).
Andrew Wallace - 04/16/11 - 11:08

So… the absence of a big honkin’ drop-tank outlet on the a@@-end is the answer, that’s an Engine!
Legeros - 04/16/11 - 11:17

It’s a pumper, there’s a dump valve behind the roll up door. This one also has a dump tank.

E191 has neither.

All of WW’s trucks are in the process of having Chevrons applied and updated, more accurate patches installed. One of our newer members is providing the services.
shevais - 04/16/11 - 12:27

Shev on Chevs!
Legeros - 04/16/11 - 12:29

Boy, I sure wish we had chevrons on the ambo’s in Forsyth Co… We have some of the least reflectively-marked ambulances from the rear. I envy all of Wake Co’s striping…
BadgerMedic - 04/16/11 - 13:22

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