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Henry County Fire Department Engine 3
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No: 21227   Contributor: Chad   Year: 2009   Manufacturer: E-One   Country: United States of America
Henry County Fire Department Engine 3

Photo is of an Emergency One Top Mount Pumper in service as Engine 3 for the Henry County Fire Department in Georgia.
Picture added on 31 December 2009 at 07:10
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Excuse my ignorance but what does "top mount" signify? Thanks!

Added by Andy on 31 December 2009.
"Top Mount" refers to where the gauges and valve handles are located on the truck. If you look at the picture, between the cab and the rear body, just in front of the yellow hose, you'll see to what apprears to be an angled panel. There is a cross walk, from the left side of the truck to the right side. The operator will stand there, facing the rear, the controls before them. By placing the controls on top, it gives the operator a better view of the incident scene, and out of the way of traffic. Variations include a side/top mount where the controls are top mounted on one side of the truck, and a rear/top mount.

Added by David L on 31 December 2009.
Thanks for clearing that up! Seems like a good idea to me....

Added by Andy on 31 December 2009.
Andy & David L. - I have posted a photo example of a Top-Mount Pumper, with Pump Operator, at the controls. picture #21279.

Hope this helps,
Regards, Pat_R-B

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 02 January 2010.
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