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« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2013, 10:05:02 PM »

The smog laws of California don't bother me-I drive a Diesel car (exempt), and my Diesel bus and Diesel truck are both exempt since they are motorhomes. Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2013, 03:25:08 PM »

Also kinda hard to just move out of Kommiefornica because the Bakersfield Fire Department is stuck there...for the time being. Smiley One of the requirements of fire apparatus and especially fire engines, (pumpers) is that they must have sufficient fuel capacity to get to and from the emergency location...PLUS have enough fuel to pump water for a minimum of eight  hours with refueling. (speeel chek goofy today)

Gets tuffer.  Then the refueling must be able to be undergone at the emergency fire scene.  I do not know how long it takes compressed natural gas (non very cold) to be pumped into sufficient fuel tankage to meet the above criteria?  Plus, like already said, where on the apparatus do you mount the physical fuel tanks?  What keeps the tanks from overheating from a close fire situation?  Dunno.  Thanks again.  HB of CJ (old coot)

Natural gas...the wave of the future...get used to it...somehow. Smiley   Sorry to hijack thread
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« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2013, 10:35:53 PM »

Yeah to me it would be sort of ludicrous to have a natural gas fire truck, when Diesel is the safest fuel that can be used. Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2013, 12:09:55 AM »

Agree on common sense, but when applied to government, things usually get screwed up, so dont be surprised at anything. Remember Nancy Pelosi is from your great state, so you must have voted for her.
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