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Austell FD (Georgia) Cobb County Area - E-1
Fire Engine Photos
No: 19845   Contributor: Chad   Year: 2009   Manufacturer: Smeal   Country: United States of America
Austell FD (Georgia) Cobb County Area - E-1

Rear shot of the new Austell Engine 1. Unit is a Smeal Pumper.

See also picture #19844
Picture added on 08 October 2009 at 11:08
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Great shot of a Rear Hose Bed.

Large Diameter Hose(LDH)- supply line - on the left.

In middle; 2 1/2 inch hose connected through Siamese Wye to two 1 1/2 inch hoses and nozzles(branches)

On right; 2 1/2 inch hose and nozzle.

That ladder must come down, over the side, on lowering arms.

Regards, from Canada,

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 29 December 2009.
Hey Pat! I've not heard the termology "Siamese Wye" used since I left the Auckland Met in 1969!! Boy does that bring back a flood of memories??!!

Added by Pav on 06 May 2012.
This demonstrates how in the US each department - and often each fire engine company - specifies its hose bed configuration and lays out its various hoses differently.

This variety enables them to design the hose load for the most common situations they encounter, and any specific problems in their individual response area - rather than sticking to a rigid formula so that "one size fits all".

Added by Rob Johnson on 27 August 2017.
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