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St. Louis Fire Department -- Engine 11
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No: 3925   Contributor: Lou Angeli   Year: 2007   Manufacturer: Smeal   Country: United States of America
St. Louis Fire Department -- Engine 11

In 1987 the St. Louis Fire Department went through a major reorganisaton. Pressured by the city fathers to eliminate firefighters' jobs, Chief Neil Svetanics managed to avoid layoffs by proposing what is now referred to as Quint Concept. In essence, a conventional pumper (or engine) is fitted with an aerial device, and the crew members are cross-trained to perform both engine and truck company tasks. Pictured is the 2nd generation of St. Louis Quints, Engine 11 serving as a pumper at the hydrant.
Picture added on 20 August 2007
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Interesting day-time fire-scene; not many people around, are there?

Pump Operator would be out of sight, at his Pump Panel on LH side of the Truck.

It is different to see both Pumpers at scene which are fitted as Aerials.

Quints are the ARP/CARP 's mentioned in the sometimes vigorous UK debate, (the word CRAP has been deployed) elsewhere on this 'Site....

I had read up on East St Louis "going Quint" in FireHouse mag; but didn't realize that Quints had been around so long.

Thanks, Lou, for a very informative Picture and Caption.

Regards, from Canada,
Pat_R-B



Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 09 January 2009.
This is a Crimson 75 foot quint. St Louis started with 100 foot and 55 foot quints, but in their replacement plan they bought 75 footers instead of the 55s, because the 55s were pretty useless as TLs.

Added by Rob Johnson on 09 December 2010.
Lou. In Sweden, the crews has been cross-trained since a long time ago.In Germany, they has to drill with every equpment at the fireacademys.After entering service as a firefighter, they must learn ONE thing, lets say driver/pumpoperator, and do that from the first day to its time for retierment!!
I find that really dull.

Anders F. Sweden.



Added by Anders Fallström on 20 June 2014.
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