Explorer with Federal Q

Doug

Member
May 23, 2010
1,151
Maryland
SlickTop Solutions said:
That is station 9 in PG County, I will check and see what 14 has on the front of their Explorer.

Last time I saw 814's Explorer (Fusco's), it wasn't anything special - a 9M bar and a couple hide-a-ways. Then again, they may have gotten a new one, since this was a few years ago.
 
May 24, 2010
1,627
PG County, MD
Doug said:
Last time I saw 814's Explorer (Fusco's), it wasn't anything special - a 9M bar and a couple hide-a-ways. Then again, they may have gotten a new one, since this was a few years ago.

I think 814B has the Fed Q (Maybe and EQ2) on the front of it.


I will check either tomorrow or Wednesday when I am over at Berwyn Heights PD swapping in APX7500s for them.
 

Wailer

Member
May 24, 2010
2,300
Canada
I stumbled across some YouTube videos of a department in Florida that has mechanical Qs on just about every vehicle in their fleet - pumpers, ladders, rescues, ambos, and support vehicles. They don't have Qs on their SUVs yet, but I'll bet they're working on it.


An old Federal model 28 (standard 8 port version) would be better suited for mounting in a SUV. It doesn't move as much air as a Q but it sounds pretty close.
 

UndercoverVLS

Member
Jun 1, 2010
337
NY
just my personal opinion, Im not a fan of the mechanical sirens on cars/trucks. Whether it be the electric version or the mechanical. leave that for the big rigs. Also not a fan of the ambulances with them or the loud obnoxious Airhorns. My depts new Buses have the airhorn and its rediculous IMO
 

Wailer

Member
May 24, 2010
2,300
Canada
UndercoverVLS said:
just my personal opinion, Im not a fan of the mechanical sirens on cars/trucks. Whether it be the electric version or the mechanical. leave that for the big rigs.

I don't like mechanical sirens on modern fire engines. Whenever I hear a mechanical siren I always think 'old fire engine'.
 

spike91

Member
Jun 11, 2010
192
New York
UndercoverVLS said:
just my personal opinion, Im not a fan of the mechanical sirens on cars/trucks. Whether it be the electric version or the mechanical. leave that for the big rigs. Also not a fan of the ambulances with them or the loud obnoxious Airhorns. My depts new Buses have the airhorn and its rediculous IMO

I volunteer on an ambulance squad and drive frequently, and the airhorn is a NECESSARY tool, especially at intersections, crosswalks, and high foot/vehicle traffic area. People can go a few moments without taking notice of a normal siren wail, we need the airhorn to burst their little bubble and get them moving when it really matters.


As for the mechanical sirens on smaller vehicles, I personally think its pretty cool. Unnecessary? Probably. Cool nonetheless, at least for fire response. If volunteers start running around with them, though...

GTRider245 said:

I really don't like how they put those massive LED panels on the side of the rigs. Looks a bit ridiculous
 

Alovebaby41

Member
May 23, 2010
354
Texas
Now really why is there a Q on something that really doesn't need it? Fed Sig invented the Q for the FIRE ENGINE not POV's. Plus they look stupid on them. and the fact that it's just the an Eq2b and not the real one why do they need the cover. All the cover does is make it more ridiculous than it already looks. :evil:
 

TCO

Member
May 21, 2010
808
Malvern,Pa
not to jack the thread but i know a local officer that installed one in a cvpi for awhile,lasted a week till he was told to remove it due to damaging the twp owned car
 

RL1

Member
May 20, 2010
1,650
Ga
TCO said:
not to jack the thread but i know a local officer that installed one in a cvpi for awhile,lasted a week till he was told to remove it due to damaging the twp owned car


An actual Q or an eQ?
 

Wailer

Member
May 24, 2010
2,300
Canada
Alovebaby41 said:
Now really why is there a Q on something that really doesn't need it? Fed Sig invented the Q for the FIRE ENGINE...

You're wrong. Q sirens were also used on ambulances from the 1950s up until the mid-1970s.
 

TCO

Member
May 21, 2010
808
Malvern,Pa
RL1 said:
An actual Q or an eQ?


i assume it was a eq2,if he tried to hook a real q to the car it would catch fire,the car was already pushing almost 100,000 miles at the time
 

Wailer

Member
May 24, 2010
2,300
Canada
TCO said:
if he tried to hook a real q to the car it would catch fire,the car was already pushing almost 100,000 miles at the time

Looks like a good project for Mythbusters.
 

cutiger

Member
Jun 11, 2010
370
SC
Wailer said:
Looks like a good project for Mythbusters.
Naw you just want to see a perfectly good q destroyed.
 

Wailer

Member
May 24, 2010
2,300
Canada
cutiger said:
Naw you just want to see a perfectly good q destroyed.

They wouldn't have to put the siren in the car or on the car. All they'd have to do is hook the siren up to the car and see if it blows up the car's electrical system. The test is not to blow the siren up - it is to overload the electrical system and see if the car catches fire.
 

Chasselber1

Member
May 21, 2010
120
Prince Georges County Md
The boys down the street always go all out on the noise-makers and blinkies. They bought 3 explorers and all have been loaded. The new wagon is also loaded with lights. It's a Maryland (PG County) thing, you wouldn't understand... LOL
 

cutiger

Member
Jun 11, 2010
370
SC
Wailer said:
They wouldn't have to put the siren in the car or on the car. All they'd have to do is hook the siren up to the car and see if it blows up the car's electrical system. The test is not to blow the siren up - it is to overload the electrical system and see if the car catches fire.
I am aware what the test is for I am just saying due to your obvious hate for qs (your profile pic) you would on the side be hoping it would be damaged.
 

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