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Old 08-15-2011, 01:37 PM
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lets talk firefighting

im just making this thread to see how many jeep lovers out there are firefighters. show pictures of your pov jeeps to having custome gear compartments. ill have some pics up later of my ride with all the lights
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Old 08-15-2011, 01:41 PM   #2
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All my warning lights are on the firetruck

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You have one here in NY just having trouble finding a good spot to mount a good light. Have a wellen dash light mounted near the top of the windshield but not move traffic great.thinking about grill lights soon
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I am a EMT and hubby is a firefighter. he won't put the low profile LED strobe in my Jeep which would look awsome( in stead it lives in my mini van). my brother in law has one mounted to the windshield and it is bright.
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All my warning lights are on the firetruck
Most paid firefighters have all their lights on the truck. Most volunteers have them in their pov to get to the station. I miss those days, fighting a fully involved house or wastepaper company fire for hours, getting back to the station just to re-hose the truck and hang the wet hoses up to dry. Then wash the trucks, put them to bed, and the chief would open the candy and soda machine for our paycheck.
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Most paid firefighters have all their lights on the truck. Most volunteers have them in their pov to get to the station. I miss those days, fighting a fully involved house or wastepaper company fire for hours, getting back to the station just to re-hose the truck and hang the wet hoses up to dry. Then wash the trucks, put them to bed, and the chief would open the candy and soda machine for our paycheck.
It hasn't changed
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Old 08-15-2011, 04:57 PM   #7
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Most paid firefighters have all their lights on the truck. Most volunteers have them in their pov to get to the station. I miss those days, fighting a fully involved house or wastepaper company fire for hours, getting back to the station just to re-hose the truck and hang the wet hoses up to dry. Then wash the trucks, put them to bed, and the chief would open the candy and soda machine for our paycheck.
I remember those days, just can't say I miss em....lol
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Old 08-15-2011, 05:14 PM   #8
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No lights or siren here. Honestly though, running code in a Jeep couldn't be much fun. My 03 does 0-60 in what, 3.5........ Minutes.
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I am fire and rescue in Virginia. I have a red LED lightbar strapped to the main rollbar on my jeep so it is able to rotate up and down depending on if my top is on or not. I also have a white LED lightbar in my front windshield.
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No lights or siren here. Honestly though, running code in a Jeep couldn't be much fun. My 03 does 0-60 in what, 3.5........ Minutes.
Lol, I was 17 and driving a VW bus with my plectron and teardrop on the dash to the station. Couldn't have been happier, and was almost always on the first out pumper.
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:48 AM   #11
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Firefighter Jeep owner in Jax.

I am a fire fighter in Jacksonville Florida and just got back into the Jeep world. I love it and can't believe why I waited this long to get another one! Now the transformation begins!
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I'm a "retired" assistant chief from a 39 man volunteer department. Didn't have a Jeep in those days, Ford Windstar plenty of room for gear, a blue rotating dash/roof light.
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:43 AM   #13
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Now, does any Fire Drpartments have any of these in their antique barns?

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Old 05-30-2012, 11:46 AM   #14
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I'm a firefighter in KS. I'm full time so no lights on the pov
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:05 PM   #15
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Fireman from port chester here. No lights Here but im going to get a dash one soon
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:32 PM   #16
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Career FF/Medic, all the lights are on the big trucks. But I am having fun with my new toy.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:07 PM   #17
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Volunteer from Ky, just a simple led light on the dash.
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:31 AM   #18
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firefighter here ,i just have a slim light on the windshield.
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FF/EMT here. was paid medic got tired of the politics so now I'm a volunteer again. no lights on the jeep. too close to station to justify them.
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:37 AM   #20
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Volunteer from la porte and I don't have lights my town is kinda small so all the volly are really close to their stations
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:35 PM   #21
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St. Clair PA still in service. Brush truck. I just registered to show y'all this.
I don't have lights on my POV they belong on the big trucks. They cause too many problems and distract people.
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:10 PM   #22
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St. Clair PA still in service. Brush truck. I just registered to show y'all this.
I don't have lights on my POV they belong on the big trucks. They cause too many problems and distract people.
That looks sweet!
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Emt in elizabeth/volly fire in colonia in nj....no light set up and no need for a gear comp. I use my jeep for rocks and mud and its my dd
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St. Clair PA still in service. Brush truck. I just registered to show y'all this.
I don't have lights on my POV they belong on the big trucks. They cause too many problems and distract people.
Sweet! What GPM is the pump? Do you have a tanker trailer available?

Back in my day, I was a member of a volunteer FD. Was even the Chief for a while. More recently I was on the management side of a fire protection district. I stayed away from the fire scenes mostly as I probably would have been a liability rather than an asset. Currently, about all I can do is perform IT services for the dept. I miss getting dirty, but I don't miss rolling hoses afterwards.
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Firefighter from east Tennessee here no lights in Pov
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Firefighter from Stamford, CT. I have a small blue led light bar in front of my rear view mirror and wig wags on my high beams.
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I'm with a lot of these guys, no lights here. We used to just drive straight to the scene and someone would always bring the truck. Hazard lights was it. I did have a siren and a set of strobes in all 4 corners when I lived in Louisville, ky. We found lights didn't really get us the any faster in the rural county. Maybe in the city atmosphere with traffic lights and heavy traffic.
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Can't claim to be a fireman, but as a retired Deputy Sheriff, I can say I have the utmost respect for them. I worked hand in hand with them at many fires, traffic crashes, rescues, etc. If I had lived in a larger city or metro area, I would have most likely been a fireman before an officer. Where I live, all of the fire departments are volunteer and are not very busy, so no need for full-time staffing. Plus, I've always had a facination with fire trucks. They are just cool...
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currently studying firefighting in college. excited to outfit my jeep with lights
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Firefighter (since 1976),past Chief,interim director of the county's J-Fire program. I have just a Whelen Dash Lighter in the Wrangler. I only use it to get past the Fire Police to get to the scene. Dash Laser in the Grand Cherokee. Again only use it to get past Fire Police.
By the way I only paid $15 each for the lights off Craig's List . So if you need one keep an eye out on Craig's list.

By the way neverfastenough1 it is strange to hear Plectron and Tear Drop. I remember those days well and the younger guys in our Department don't know what those are. :-)

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