Water Points

As of April 13, 2015 the only active water points are Range Control and Time Square.  Bivouac 20 (Tank Park) can be used by hooking an 1 1/2 line to either the 1 1/2 pump discharge or the 2 1/2 direct tank valves, the over head fill is not yet hooked up .  Range Control hydrant at the base of… Read More »

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Range 8 Fire

Brush Trucks 36 and 38 responded to a small brush fire near Range 8 extending from 6a through 8.  Less than 3 acres total.

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6756 Completed

6756 was completed and will be picked up from Patriot Marine Fabricators Monday 2-23-15.  New equipment will be mounted on the truck in the following weeks and will then be sent to Station 5. Work on the new 6736 and 6737 will begin and will be completed in a much faster time frame since all of the metal… Read More »

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6756 Update

Update: The majority of the electrical work is completed on the truck and the pump is plumbed and ready to be installed in the truck.  The Havis Shields Console came in this week and will allow the crew to install the siren, cup holders, radio chargers and wire everything for the radios.  The radios still haven’t been shipped… Read More »

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Brush Cage Back on Truck

The Brush Cage and steps are back on 6756.  The winches are mounted in recessed cut-outs and are being wired. The rear push bar is designed to protect the recessed winches from impact damage if the truck needs to be pushed with a plow, heavy equipment or another brush truck.  These rear push bars will also serve as… Read More »

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Line-X Surfaces Completed

The red brush truck will be designated Brush 6756. All walking surfaces and the well and bed were sprayed with Line-X slip resistant coating to help prevent injuries.  The cage was painted and reinstalled and electrical work is being completed.

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New 50 Caliber Range UXO Clean Up

UXO Clean-Up Almost Completed UXO personnel are almost done clearing the old EOD area off of Range 39 near Fisher’s Corner Road.  Depending on weather conditions this week the UXO clean up phase could be completed by Saturday.  The found ordinance will be destroyed on site and then the construction clearing phase of the 50 caliber Range Project… Read More »

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Paint Work Complete on First Truck

Paint Work Completed on First Truck Patriot Marine Fabricators completed the paint work on the first new brush truck.  The side steps will be welded back onto the truck and the cage will be bolted back on.  Electrical work is next and then radio installation.

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Reel Protection

Reel Protection Due to the mounting configuration and reel design the factory rollers would not have held up. The bearings of the factory rollers are made of nylon and any hard impact would have broken the rollers. Our primary concern was keeping the hose on the reel and not allowing it to wrap around the outside of the reel.  Patriot… Read More »

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Skid Plate Designed for the new trucks

New Skid Plate Design Patriot Marine Fabricators has completed the design for the skid plate on the new F-350 brush trucks.  They decided to go with a full belly pan type skid plate due to the amount of emissions hoses, tanks and very expensive exhaust components.  The design allows for air circulation around the components while still protecting them… Read More »

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