This is not accurate.FirefighterDown wrote: That's what the Captain and Lieutenant were talking about Tuesday night. It is being borrowed by a rural brigade on the Goldcoast for controlled burn offs.
If it is, feel free to post which brigade it is that is using your Yankee.
I apologise if I am incorrect, but as far as I know the 'borrowing' of Urban/Auxilary appliances by individual Rural Fire Brigades is not a common occurance.
The distribution of QFRS appliances is most likely a very calculated and well thought-out process. To imply that your area has been left under-resourced is wrong.FirefighterDown wrote: They won't have it for a few months but they hope they can get it back ASAP as they quite frankly need it. While the Yankee is mainly a troop-carrier and grass-fire vehicle, it is useful for different situations. Not to mention one Alpha cannot carry everyone who shows up during a pager call.
You are painting a picture of a firetruck racing to a fire with a long line of cars following behind it, driven by auxilary firefighters that are breaking the road rules in order to keep up with the responding firetruck.FirefighterDown wrote: It has happened before where Rosewood auxiliary in private vehicles have had to follow behind 673Alpha on a run in-order to get on-scene as there wasn't enough room in the appliance and the Yankee wasn't there to carry them.