More training groups of the Mobile Fire Rescue Department were called down on 02/23/13 to have the annual Tuberculosis skin test done with the option to either receive or refuse a TB skin test.
The crew of ladder Truck 24 was one of the many fire department crew members that went to the classroom facility at the festival center next to Academy Sports and Outdoors.
When the crew members of ladder truck 24 had boarded the truck the driver tried to start the truck and the truck several times and the truck still would not start.
A few minutes had passed and the crew members of ladder truck 5 shows pulls up in the parking lot of the festival center and the captain of ladder truck 24 ask the captain of ladder truck 5 to have the driver pull over beside ladder truck 24 and try to jump start the truck with jumper cables.
The jumper cables were attached to both trucks and the driver of ladder truck 24 tried to start the truck but the truck just would not crank.
A mechanic was called to come and see if the truck could be fixed without having to be towed to the shop.
The mechanic showed up and was able to get ladder truck 24 started and back on duty but told the captain and driver that the problem could reoccur because the solenoid on the starter needed to be replaced as soon as possible.
You ask why this article was titled a Kodak moment? Ladder truck 24 is one of the trucks that will be replaced by new ladder truck 24, and the crew of ladder truck 5 was riding reserve truck 21 and ladder truck 5 is out of service, ladder truck 5 is also going to be replaced by a new ladder truck 5.
Reserve truck 21 is a pumper truck that the crew members of Ladder truck 5 have to use and respond as a ladder truck until the new ladder truck 5 is placed on duty.
Two trucks at the same place and both are old and both need to be replaced now that’s a Kodak moment.