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Everybody knows about those daring pilots of the F143 "Fireships" and their marvellous rescue of a shot-down Invisible Hand, rescuing not only Chancelor Palpatine and some Jedis. But nobody knows that there much more fire suppression unit on the higher and lower levels in nearly every District. My name is Dave Harrison Solo, I am one of those guys working at a fire suppression unit in the Dacho District. You might know my sister, Janine Solo "J-9", working with CSF.

50009934077_20dd43bc17_c.jpg177_3 by Jan Südmersen, auf Flickr

Well, it is not ONE job. It´s more like three jobs: Captain, Pilot and Engineer of a medium fireship, a F-53 multi purpose fire suppression and rescue speeder - but we just call it "engine" or  "Fire Tug" because it is rebuild from an old tugboat. Some guys prefer newer ships like the F-88c, but I like that old fat lady. This thing is nearly indestructable and it never fails. Really, I never had an engine or emergency shield failure (do not mentoion this if you are talking with F-88c Pilots)

The giys in black are the fire suppression specialists. They tried to use droids, but after losing a lot of civilian lives because failed rescues, they are hiring mostly veterans. Tough guys, but always on the lookout for the next prank.

50009932417_e841ce0792_c.jpg177_10 by Jan Südmersen, auf Flickr

The F-53 has a crew of 3 fire suppression specialists, a tank with 1000 gallons thermofoam, 2 foam guns, 2 foam handlines, 1 100" emergency shield generator, 4 gyrosscopic stabilizers, a harpoon, air drop capabilities, different communication systems and two incom fusial thrust engines from a U-Wing.

50009144063_f9deb468eb_c.jpg177_7 by Jan Südmersen, auf Flickr

50009144248_c1c92f5a49_c.jpg177_6 by Jan Südmersen, auf Flickr

50009145053_ca39d302a3_c.jpg177_9 by Jan Südmersen, auf Flickr

We are working 42 hour shifts at our statiion in the middle of "The works" in the Dach Distric. The call volume is high, between 30 and 40 calls per shift. Well, we see at least one or two bigger fires in one shift - in times of peace. Though most fire suppression is done through automatic systems, there is still enough to do for us. Mostly speeder and trash fires like this one yesterday:

50009671546_96a888086c_c.jpg177_0 by Jan Südmersen, auf Flickr

50009671391_8f209a8478_c.jpg177_2 by Jan Südmersen, auf Flickr

50009932307_ce7f0aa1d7_c.jpg20200615_164725 by Jan Südmersen, auf Flickr

So, if you ever traveling in "The works", drop in and have a drink with us....

50010008502_02806536d3_c.jpgBild2 by Jan Südmersen, auf Flickr


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Very nice!  A solid write-up, and nice functions included in the ship.  I like your action shots with the foam, too.  Nice use of the rubber squeeze bladder on a very different kind of fire vehicle.  :classic:

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