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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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