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Fire Engine Photos
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