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Who plows your community's fire station(s)?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by billfire, Mar 17, 2000.

  1. billfire

    billfire Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Just curious as to who plows your local fire stations? Is it town highway dept., fire dept. plow, or someone else. thanks, billfire
     
  2. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    The public works crew.<p>Geoff
     
  3. snow

    snow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 1,002

    I'm a junior member at the&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.sbvfd.com&quot;&gt; local fire station&lt;/a&gt;. The parks department or dpw is supposed to plow it, but it takes them a long time to plow it. We are the main rescue department in town, so we need to get it plowed quickly so we can respond to rollovers, collapses, etc.When i get my truck, I'll probably plow it. Oh, you can see more pictures of our rigs at www.fire5.web.com(another one of my sites).<p>Bryan<p>----------<br>The Snowplow Homepage<br>http://www.snowplow.web.com
     
  4. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    Bryan it is good that you want to help your town. Only i have two questions, does it take the dpw a long time to get to plowing the station or does it take a long time to plow? If it takes them a long time to get to plowing it, then if you want to do it more power to you. My only advice is try to get paid for doing it, and make sure its ok for you to plow it with DPW. If it takes DPW just a long time to plow it, then why waste your time to make money plowing your accounts?<p><br>I would hope your rescue trucks can drive though an un plowed lot if they needed to. There is one Fire Department the next town over that has a fire truck with a plow on it. The call it Support 7 or something, I guess it is used on woods fires in the summer. In the winter the have a Fisher V-Plow on it and it responds to all calls during the winter. It goes to a call during a storm to plow incase they can't get into a location, it also is sent to calls when there is any snow on the ground during the winter ( in the event someone lives in the woods and they aren't home and the drive is full of snow) They also use it to plow the two fire stations in the town.<p>This town is a total volunteer department, but someone always is around to plow the stations.<p>Bryan maybe your town should buy a plow for one of their trucks.<p>Geoff<p>
     
  5. snow

    snow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 1,002

    With our rescue, it's soo tall and has a tridod on the top. With the added height of that it barely clears the door. With the snow, sometimes we have trouble getting it out. For plowing, I can probably get paid to plow the station out, and like I said in other posts, maybe plow for the town. I know the highway supernintendent and a few dpw workers. Also, today I got my first commercial account from the gas station where i buy my gas and buy my truck trader mags. I cleaned up some leaves and garbage there today. The owner told me that when I get my truck he'll hire me for plowing. So, I had a good day today.<p>Bryan<p>----------<br>The Snowplow Homepage<br>http://www.snowplow.web.com
     
  6. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    When can ya buy your truck? Also watch out for gas stations, ice builds up quickly and there are often cars around. <p>Geoff<br>
     
  7. yortengel

    yortengel Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    The DPW plows out our Firestation, If they get behind I have helped out, Some of our DPW guys have a hard time plowing the small lot, They do a better job on the Roads, I some times clean it up a little, never takes more than a few minutes. It’s a small lot, and when I am going for a truck I don’t like to fight the snow. Bryan Why don’t you have them put a plow on the chief’s SUV, that would probably make him real happy. It’s a standing joke in most of the stations around here that real firefighters all drive pick up trucks.<br>Bryan, Be very careful in gas station parking lots. Geeoff is right. Stay Safe.<br>Troy<br>
     
  8. snow

    snow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 1,002

    Geoff- I'll probably get a truck next fall from a friend, even though i don't get my learners permit until next april. I'll probably have my dad register it and learn to drive with it.<br>yortengel- The funny thing is that most of the guys at my station are contractors or have plows on their trucks. The chief owns a welding business. There was an article about him in the November 8, 1999 New England Contruction magazine. There is a picture of one of the guys at the stations truck in my &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.angelfire.com/ct/construction/photos2.html&quot;&gt;webpage.&lt;/a&gt; It's the one on the bottom.<p>Bryan<br> <p>----------<br>The Snowplow Homepage<br>http://www.snowplow.web.com
     
  9. Tim1075

    Tim1075 Senior Member
    Messages: 146

    Bryan how old are you? I also think your webpage is great.
     
  10. snow

    snow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 1,002

    Tim1075- I'm going to be 15 in april. Sometimes I forget and think i'm 15 now. Glad you like my webpage, I try to make it interesting.<p>Bryan<p>----------<br>The Snowplow Homepage<br>http://www.snowplow.web.com
     
  11. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    Bryan<p>I am going to have some pictures of the pull plow i built. Any possibilty of you posting them on your page?<p>Geoff
     
  12. Tim1075

    Tim1075 Senior Member
    Messages: 146

    Bryan I just turned 15 in Feb. The DPW does our fire station with one of the loaders that has a plow on it. The station gets done pretty often because most of the guys that work for the DPW also are volunteres at the fire station. That is also where they take most of there breaks during the storm but havent had to do much of that this year because we havent had much snow at all.
     
  13. snow

    snow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 1,002

    Geoff- just email them to me- bkrois@aol.com, and i'll add them to my site.<br>Tim1075-There are a few dpw guys that are volunteers in my town, but most live upstate. There are about 4 guys with plows at my station, but none plow the station. <p>Bryan<p>----------<br>The Snowplow Homepage<br>http://www.snowplow.web.com
     
  14. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    Thanks man.<p>Geoff