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E One Mill Creek Volunteer Fire Company
Fire Engine Photos
No: 3699   Contributor: Lou Angeli   Year: 2007   Manufacturer: E-One   Country: United States of America
E One Mill Creek Volunteer Fire Company

Most fire engines in the USA are considered "triple combination" apparatus, meaning that they operate with a pump, water tank, and hoseline. The term Quint was coined when departments began to build on the standard "triple", adding a full compliment of Ground Ladders and an Aerial Device.

This E-One quint (and a sister machine) are operated by the Mill Creek Volunteer Fire Company (Delaware USA)
Picture added on 25 July 2007
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Very nice looking RIG.Do you know if Code3 Collectables puts this one out or not?

Added by JimWinsor on 16 January 2008.
Jim, Code 3 have not done a E-One Quint.They have only done the following....
E-One Cyclone 11 Pumper....Various depts.E-One Heavy Rescue....FDNY only.
E-One Platform Ladder....Various depts.E-One Rearmount....Various depts.
Last....E-One Titan Crash Truck....Various Airports.

Added by Pete Matten on 18 January 2008.
In my 35 years living in the US, I have had the opportunity to peer inside the lockers of quite a few apparatus in various departments around the country.

To my surprise, it seems very common practice to utilize only about three quarters of the available locker space, and this unit is no exception.

In theory, a Quint is supposed to carry everything that both an engine and a fully-equipped ladder truck have on board - but this example looks a bit on the light side.

The kind of folding, sliding, carousel and powered shelving and container solutions which are now routinely turning up on many European apparatus have not yet made much inroad here, but my guess is that will change as departments gradually have to increase the schedule of equipment they need to carry.

I think Kermit the Frog said it all, when it comes to fire trucks - "its not easy being green".

Added by Rob Johnson on 20 January 2014.
Yes Rob you are totally right on the space issue.
European units make better use of every inch of space.

Added by Les Davis on 22 January 2014.
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