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Spring Fire Safety Tips

Spring has arrived, and with spring cleaning comes a timely reminder to take steps to keep your home safe from the threat of fire! Check out our important Spring Safety Tips to help keep your home fire-free...

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Move to the RIGHT for Sirens & Lights

What's the best way to react to an approaching emergency vehicle? Most people know that you should pull over, but what's the safest way to do it, and what are some other practices you should be aware of? Check out some of our safety tips for staying safe on the road....

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The Slo-Pokes

Training In Action!

The Slo-Pokes are comprised of active members of the Main-Transit Fire Department that compete in Firematic Competitions throughout the state. Events include both motorized and foot races, which utilize many facets of everyday firefighting skills. The Slo-Pokes are an integral part of Main-Transit, as the members develop unity, dedication, skill amongst themselves, and pride within the department. Spectators are welcome to any and all tournaments held throughout the state. To see a complete listing, and see video clips of actual races, you may want to visit NYSDrillTeams.com.

 


 

Our B-Truck

Unlike most normal fire engines, which are a Class 'A', this vehicle adheres to strict rules and regulations set forth by the New York State Drill Team Captains Association to be classified as a 'B' class truck and compete in B-Hose, B-Ladder and Motor Pump events. These requirements include weighing over 6000 pounds and carrying a fire pump, which must be powered by the truck to pump water in various events. Our B-Truck was originally a 1977 GMC tow truck that was thankfully donated to us from Dadswell’s Service & Towing and converted into the Slo-Pokes ‘B’ Class truck.  The Slo-Pokes “B” truck is equipped with a 454 Chevy Big Block engine bored out to accommodate 588 cubic inch displacement and a 500 GPM Hale single stage pump.

 


 

Our C-Truck

Unlike most normal fire engines, which are a Class 'A', this vehicle adheres to strict rules and regulations set forth by the New York State Drill Team Captains Association to be classified as a 'C' class truck and compete in C-Hose and C-Ladder events. Weighting 2250-lbs. this C-Truck helped the Bay Shore Redskins win their first state drill in 1992.  Main-Transit purchased this vehicle from Bay Shore in 1995 and continues to use this truck to this day.  Currently maintained by team mechanic Kevin Shade, this C-truck helped the Slo-Pokes run their first 12 second C-Hose run in 2006.

 


 

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