Phoenix Area Apparatus (photo heavy)

Alex

Member
May 21, 2010
205
Queen Creek, AZ
Here is a sample of my small collection of apparatus photos. These photos were taken around the Phoenix-Metro area in Arizona. Enjoy...


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HILO

Member
May 20, 2010
2,781
Grand Prairie Texas
That Impala Rocks!
 

RMBROWN

Member
May 20, 2010
631
Brooklyn.MI
Nice photo's but what does it say on the pt cruiser i can hardly read it just wondering.
 
May 22, 2010
233
Bauxite Arkansas
I like the rigs with dual air conditioners on top... Then again, of course I would... Fat boys love to stay cool!!! :mrgreen:
 

MATT3045

Member
May 23, 2010
269
Akron Ohio area
Good looking vehicles for the most part, I am not a fan of the ambulances. But that is just my opinion. I am very surprised to not see a lot more TOMAR.
 

Alex

Member
May 21, 2010
205
Queen Creek, AZ
RMBROWN said:
Nice photo's but what does it say on the pt cruiser i can hardly read it just wondering.

I can't remember what it says on the side but the hood says "Learn not to burn."

firefighter_2000 said:
I like the rigs with dual air conditioners on top... Then again, of course I would... Fat boys love to stay cool!!! :mrgreen:

air conditioning is a must out here. I used to run on an older open cab engine and that was not pleasant during the summer.

MATT3045 said:
Good looking vehicles for the most part, I am not a fan of the ambulances. But that is just my opinion. I am very surprised to not see a lot more TOMAR.

That ambulance is not a fair representation of the current fleet. The dedicated EMS ambulances are in much better shape. This particular rig is a refurb with the new(er) paint job for special events. In this case, that flagulance is dedicated to Phoenix International Racetrack (PIR) for their sporting events.


Within the last few years the area departments have been ordering their new apparatus with the more popular whelen LED packages. Any rigs you see older than that, will probably have the phoenix traditional tomor strobe packages.


I'll post more from collection to show some of the older units.
 

FGS

Member
May 21, 2010
174
United States, Maryland
Alex said:
Here is a sample of my small collection of apparatus photos. These photos were taken around the Phoenix-Metro area in Arizona. Enjoy...

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Hello,


Is the aeros on it gear or indepedent rotators? From here the big one look like it's an Aerotwinsonic. I don't see many fire depts with blue lenses. Around here they use all red or red/white/red.


Thanks.
 

pmcg10

Member
Jun 14, 2010
19
Connecticut
That PT Cruiser is just embarrassing.


What is the Glendale Fire ATV? Is it like a off-road vanbulance?
 

Alex

Member
May 21, 2010
205
Queen Creek, AZ
FGS said:
Hello,

Is the aeros on it gear or indepedent rotators? From here the big one look like it's an Aerotwinsonic. I don't see many fire depts with blue lenses. Around here they use all red or red/white/red.


Thanks.

I couldn't tell you for sure. I can't speak for the northern regions or the Tucson Metro areas, but the Phoenix Metro Area departments run Red/Blue warning systems. Coming from a midwestern state where law enforcement ran red/blue and the fire departments were only red, this threw me off a bit. Having spent a few years here, I like that most emergency vehicles are red/blue.


If you see red/blue in your mirror, pull over. Its that easy. Anything else, use caution.
 

TCO

Member
May 21, 2010
808
Malvern,Pa
nice photos,i hope the pt cruiser is just a fire prevention vehicle and not a actual line officers vehicle
 

JHEATHJR

Member
May 24, 2010
32
Buckeye, AZ
Alex said:
I couldn't tell you for sure. I can't speak for the northern regions or the Tucson Metro areas, but the Phoenix Metro Area departments run Red/Blue warning systems. Coming from a midwestern state where law enforcement ran red/blue and the fire departments were only red, this threw me off a bit. Having spent a few years here, I like that most emergency vehicles are red/blue.


If you see red/blue in your mirror, pull over. Its that easy. Anything else, use caution.

Or having a SouthWest Ambulance come running up behind you, Siren and all, (and you are looking around for where the siren is coming from as you move right for safety) Then you notice the ALL AMBER lighting :!: :?: :!: coming up in your mirror, and 2 RED box lights :roll: . Very Odd Indeed. As you watch to see what the heck it is passing you for sure, you scratch your head and wonder, AMBER??? WTF??? do I need to pull over for a tow truck or construction vehicle to???


:lol: :roll: :lol: :roll:

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NJEMT

Member
May 22, 2010
382
Essex County, NJ
I dont understand what is with the yellow/red combo. At least it is not like Spain where ambos run only yellow
 

Alex

Member
May 21, 2010
205
Queen Creek, AZ
JHEATHJR said:
Or having a SouthWest Ambulance come running up behind you, Siren and all, (and you are looking around for where the siren is coming from as you move right for safety) Then you notice the ALL AMBER lighting :!: :?: :!: coming up in your mirror, and 2 RED box lights :roll: . Very Odd Indeed. As you watch to see what the heck it is passing you for sure, you scratch your head and wonder, AMBER??? WTF??? do I need to pull over for a tow truck or construction vehicle to???


:lol: :roll: :lol: :roll:

I'm no longer with the department that tender belongs to in the first picture.


Those are some old photos of the Phoenix Rescues. Here is a current photos of Rescue 8


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Here are new(er) photos of some Southwest Ambulance apparatus. Yes, they general run a Red/Amber combination to the front. It is weird. A few different stories have been told on why they do this, the most popular is that Red & Yellow are the company colors. Most of the brand new units going in service this year are running all red led warning systems.


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Spare/Back-up rig...


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Even some fire trucks run with amber to the front...


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nerdly_dood

Member
Jun 15, 2010
2,312
Georgia

I say, any color other than amber or white, pull over - except in alaska, where blue is used in addition to amber where amber is normally used. That way you don't have to take time to think about what state you're in and which vehicles use which color lights.
 

nerdly_dood

Member
Jun 15, 2010
2,312
Georgia
NJEMT said:
I dont understand what is with the yellow/red combo. At least it is not like Spain where ambos run only yellow
SAMUR in Madrid runs red and amber. Also, ambulances in Catalonia have begun using red/amber or blue/amber combinations.


I don't have a problem with blue lights on American ambulances or fire trucks as long as the number and intensity of the blue lights isn't greater than that of the red lights, but I think amber lights should ONLY be used when visible to the rear, or on a "less important" vehicle like a firefighter's POV, and when they are mounted on the rear, the number and/or intensity of amber lights should be greater than that of the red lights.
 

dustymedic

Member
May 21, 2010
633
Columbus,OH
Go back to the 70's-80's LE units in Arizona ran bars that were red on the driver's side, amber on the passenger..
 

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