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Crest Forest Brush Engine 25
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No: 4400   Contributor: Lou Angeli   Year: 2007   Manufacturer: Navistar   Country: United States of America
Crest Forest Brush Engine 25

The Crest Forest (California) Fire Department is a municipal agency which operates within the San Bernadino National Forest. The lone fire station sits at an elevation of 6,000 feet and is staffed by career firefighters who operate a Class-A structural engine as well as BE25. Note: The department just returned from the "Slide Fire" where they served for nearly 10 days. The blaze took 12,759 acres and destroyed 272 homes. Nearly 1500 firefighters were assigned to the incident, which was just one of 19 that devastated Southern California last week.
Picture added on 01 November 2007
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This is a Navistar International 4X4, extensively used by the US Forestry Fire Service as well as by some community departments.

Added by Rob Johnson on 09 December 2010.
Can someone please shed some light on why I have seen so many US rigs with chocked wheels? Do these vehicles not have reliable breaking? Is the chocking just a fail safe and if so how common is break failure when a rig is parked up? I have never seen a UK rig with it's wheels chocked. Thanks.

Added by Monkey Boy The 3rd on 07 January 2012.
Chocking is part of a safety standard. The US trucks have excellent brakes. The extra precaution helps to cover the "human" factor.

Added by John Harris on 08 January 2012.
I guess the extra precaution makes sense. In the UK we just rely on professional drivers remembering to apply the breaks.

Added by Monkey Boy The 3rd on 11 January 2012.
Chocking is not only a common US practice. It is a mandatory safety precaution on all Tokyo Fire Department equipment - and TFD divers are certainly among the most professional in the World!

Added by Rob Johnson on 03 October 2017.
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