Quoting Harrison McNeill
Not at all. Squirts are basically an extension ladder with a water way on the bottom and a teleboom is kinda like a Snozzle.
Actually both are waterways with escape ladders slapped on top as an option. Neither uses the ladder as the main structure - otherwise they would be "ladders" and not elevated master streams. :) Snozzle is more like a Snorkel with the two booms.
Quoting Joe Ramlet
Does anybody know of a reputable, proffesional, real-life snorkel manufacturer? I am looking to make one, and I need something to base it off of.
If you don't care for a "new" Snorkel you can always remount an old one onto a new chassis. Philadelphia remounted two 85' Snorkels. If you want something completely new you may want to wait and see what Rosenbauer does for Chicago's new squads. They'll be smaller booms but if you want to go bigger there's nothing wrong with imagination. :) Permalink