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#1 honestAFS

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 09:40 AM

Hi All,

Just seeing if any other DCD members are seeing better vehicles coming on line i.e. The Angloco RS's / The Rapier / The Merc ET & word has it a second Hugglund. I know there are some heaps of muck there but in all the time Iíve been a member over the years, I have never seen this many new (ish) vehicles going on line.

Any input would be appreciated.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 09:29 PM

And there should be even more later this year when DFB start offloading 93/94 RS's bought from West Midlands
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 11:36 AM

And there should be even more later this year when DFB start offloading 93/94 RS's bought from West Midlands


Wonder if the 93 Clondalkin RS tender came from the same place. Think its been in use around a year now. Looks like a clean tender but has a Garda paint job!!
Also rescue units being equipped with quads. Long gone are the days of chucking what you need into the back of a yellow ford transit with a dodgy slogan on the side. Task specific vehicles are becoming the norm thankfully.

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 02:41 PM

Task specific vehicles are becoming the norm thankfully.


hahaha...maybe the DFB could learn a thing or from AFS in this regard...instead of throwing all and any specialist equipment in the back of an old horsebox truck!!!!

...or on the roof of new "fit for purpose" vehicles :huh: !
Why is it that during an icebreaker, when the whole room has to go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I'm from, this shouldn't be a problem....

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 02:01 AM

Wonder if the 93 Clondalkin RS tender came from the same place. Think its been in use around a year now. Looks like a clean tender but has a Garda paint job!!
Also rescue units being equipped with quads. Long gone are the days of chucking what you need into the back of a yellow ford transit with a dodgy slogan on the side. Task specific vehicles are becoming the norm thankfully.



hello, just on that note about the clondalkin engine, i found out thats an ex kent fire engine and not dfb. dont get me wrong but isnt that engine a DENNIS SS and not a RS and also that the dfb engine are also DENNIS SS. em maybe it was a mistake or else you dont know your fire engines as blues and twos clearly say (dennis ss).

i was talking to someone who knows someone in that unit and what they said is that the paint job looks like that because they had to buy and paint it themselves.i dont know about anyone else but if the lads bought the truck you would think cd would paint it for them but it seems that they had no choice but to buy all the stuff themseves and paint it.

personality i would not call it garda as there is some fire engine around ireland that are the same color and design and also in scotland. if you ask me a fire engine isnt a fire enigne unless it's red ha ha.

it seems allot of vehicles are coming into cd alright and well with how they have being used during the bad weather then why not. it seems they have gone down the road of the hole 4x4 thing which is the right choice i think.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 06:39 PM

With the 4x4 machines coming on stream be it Fire Engines or Land Rovers Word has it that some County Fire Services are training a number of competant AFS Crews up for fighting Gorse and Forest Fires if needs be... Anyone confirm that?
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Posted 27 January 2011 - 11:34 PM

With the 4x4 machines coming on stream be it Fire Engines or Land Rovers Word has it that some County Fire Services are training a number of competant AFS Crews up for fighting Gorse and Forest Fires if needs be... Anyone confirm that?


watch that, cheap labour or should i say free labour, so the council doesn't have to pay. this could have serious IR problem with employed fire staff.

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 09:36 AM

watch that, cheap labour or should i say free labour, so the council doesn't have to pay. this could have serious IR problem with employed fire staff.



Shouldn't have as these counties in question will only be assisting crews already at the incident. There will be NO Replacing of any firefighters or putting any firefighters job on the line. So I believe anyway. Its mainly assisting them and forestry workers. NOTE: It's also been stated that it is the chief fire officers call or Incident Commander. Again its only word down the grape vine.
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Posted 28 January 2011 - 11:39 AM

Shouldn't have as these counties in question will only be assisting crews already at the incident. There will be NO Replacing of any firefighters or putting any firefighters job on the line. So I believe anyway. Its mainly assisting them and forestry workers. NOTE: It's also been stated that it is the chief fire officers call or Incident Commander. Again its only word down the grape vine.

If I recall, some lads around five years ago done something with Coilte (or however you spell it) in forestry fire management from Dublin CD. Nothing ever came of it and never heard anything after it. When I say some, I recon 2 or 3.

BVM, the west was hammered last year with gorse / bog fires much worse than previous years. If the retained / FT crews over there are at full tilt and with no other option, clearly the next step would be to seek assistance from neighbouring counties and if that is unavailable then what would be the next option? AFS seems to be it. And if they are called upon, they will need the training and the means. I don't know any CD member who would want to take working hours off anyone let alone firefighters. Its simply not true and I'd hope councils will not exploit and if they did, its up to CD Officers to say no.

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