abrown532 From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Feb 2008, 157 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 5 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 8440 times:
Was flying around BFS airport today and runway 25 was closed for a while due to a fire vehicle which overturned on the runway. Driver possibly Hospitalised. Roof caved in and vehicle would be a write off.
usafret From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 6661 times:
When I was stationed at NAS Keflavik in 1992, we had a brand new Oskosh crash fire truck just delivered. The fireman (local Icelanders working for the Navy) took it out on the flight line and were going too fast when they turned. Well all four front wheels turn at the same time and yep, the truck tipped over (full load of agent) and it was totaled. But to give them credit, they got it upright and over the next few months they completely repaired and rebuilt the truck and put it back into service. The Fire Chief was very embarrassed that his guys wrecked the truck on the very first day.
BMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15989 posts, RR: 27
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5559 times:
Quoting rcair1 (Reply 5): Huh? Totaled means the cost of repair exceeds the cost of replacement. You don't repair a totaled vehicle - you sell it for parts.
Totaled means the insurer won't pay for the repair and will just pay out the value of the loss. You can keep a totaled vehicle (the settlement would be value less the salvage value in that case) and repair or do whatever with it. The fire department would have gotten the check and kept the truck and repaired it themselves, which may not be unreasonable if enough similar ones were totaled.
Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
KC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12210 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4142 times:
Quoting BMI727 (Reply 6): The fire department would have gotten the check and kept the truck and repaired it themselves, which may not be unreasonable if enough similar ones were totaled.
The USN is 'self insured'. There would be no insurance check.
Years ago at DFW, there were two accidents whereDFW DPS ARFF trucks were toppled over. The accidents were months apart and not related. About a year after the second one, a DFW DPS Police Cruiser was left in 'drive' when the Officer exited it to write a ticket and the car drove itself into Trigg Lake on the big airport.
rfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7669 posts, RR: 33
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2798 times:
The truck in Kef was "totaled" because the estimated cost of repair was so high. That would be with new parts from the manufacturer and flying techs out to make the repairs. A new truck was ordered but because the local workers were able to make a functional repair, the replacement ended up being shipped to another base.
I remember the story.
New fire trucks can be difficult because they can have different COG and turning radius.