Originally Posted by hotpig
ISO goes by potential need. If you have a station full of trucks that do not meet the fire flow than as far as they are concerned you do not have fire protection.
Really the Insurance companies run the FD. They tell you where to put the station. What trucks to use. How many personnel. What to train on and how much to train. What other equipment to have on the trucks. Where to have hydrants and how much water they flow.
If you follow their "recommendations" they will award your tax payers with much discounted insurance. If you choose to ignore them you end up paying inflated insurance even if you have a good fd.
That is exactly the impression I got from folks at FD when I was looking over trucks.
I was very tempted to buy a fire truck. (how this conversation got started) A online auction site I check has had 4 pumper trucks this summer on auction. Low miles, always stored inside, cleaned, many auto trans/dsl and CHEAP.