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pumprescue

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Rotation program of appliances
« on: May 02, 2013, 09:51:32 PM »
It seems that the idea of rotating busy fire appliances out of busy stations into quieter stations seems to have fallen by the wayside, I was under the impression it was happening. Clearly its not, several new trucks have gone to stations doing less than 10 calls a year on average, anyone else think this is a poor use of resources when they are struggling to keep up with the 20 year program. I would have though it would be even more prudent to strictly implement this program of rotation due to the fact that we can't keep up with new vehicles and leaving a older vehicle in a busy fleet increases the risk of break downs etc where as an older vehicle in a station doing less than 10 calls a year will last longer, assuming all servicing etc is kept up to speed. For example a brigade doing on average 5 calls over the last 10 years, with an average of 25 hrs service, received a brand new 34. A station averaging 380 calls a year over 10 years and averaging 3000 hours service has an 17 year old 24 passed down from a quieter station. (many other examples of this)

If I ran a transport fleet like that, I would go broke very quickly, why should CFS be any different. I really can't fathom this. Yes we are all vols and everyone deserves new gear etc etc etc. The fact of the matter is, well with our budget, no they don't. No one else does it. SAAS vols get handed down ambulances, MFS retained mostly get handed down trucks, except for the odd specialist truck. Why would you run a fleet like this?

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Re: Rotation program of appliances
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2013, 02:11:24 PM »
Like Rendelsham receiving a new truck? MFS retained stations would not get new appliances before metro, i just dont see how you can run a fleet like the CFS do, Totally agree with you.

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Re: Rotation program of appliances
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2013, 09:31:02 PM »
It's not just state that says xx gets a new one or xxxx gets a refurb Regions have a big input in Appliance rotations within their region!

Service as a whole still does extremely well with amount of new appliances!

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Re: Rotation program of appliances
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2014, 02:21:43 AM »
A year on from your posts gents and we keep seeing the same nonsensical fleet management decisions.
New 34P for Hynam (1-May-2014)
New 34 for Yacka (17-April-2014)
New 34 for Alma (13-March-2014)
New 34 for Bangham (Febuary 2014)

The list goes on... :|
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Re: Rotation program of appliances
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2014, 11:19:09 PM »
Yep, nothing makes sense anymore.....

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Re: Rotation program of appliances
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2014, 12:48:38 AM »
Very poor fleet management and not taking anything away from the small brigades out there that respond to minimal incidents as they still play a vital role in the public safety of their community and the state but seriously you have to ask the question when you see some of the state's busier brigades rolling around in really old trucks that have done some hard yards in areas that have some high cost assets!

 

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