Overall it seems that the Utility does not serve much purposes besides towing water based units or transporting extra crew members. , yet is required to be purchased upon your fourth fire station. Neither can it respond to a call that only needs it due to a fire engine being required on all fire and rescue calls. I think it could be used to perform as something such as a light rescue and to allow for some missions to only require at most a utility or a Utility and Engine in order to give it more of a purpose rather then filling garage space. Some calls require a Heavy Rescue when maybe a Light Rescue could be an alternative to having to use a heavy rescue on most rescue call outs.
the Utility can respond as a heavy rescue also. and i do send it on tree in road way, . but i agree it needs a revamp, maybe allow it to go to the animal stuck in drain , and gas leak calls??
You don't NEED to buy it at 4 stations; you need either a Heavy Rescue OR Utility unit but you can choose which one you buy if not both. I agree that it could be used for more calls though it can still be a heavy rescue regardless.
I use utility trucks as collapse rescue trucks to respond with heavy rescues to things like structural collapses
I Definitely Agree! They Could Serve The Purpose Of Actual "Utility" trucks in most departments.
*Tree on a bikeway
*tree on the roadway
*secondary requirement for Road Accident
*person under tree
Maybe even additional new calls like
*Accidental Sprinkler activation
*Open Fire Hydrant
*Forcible Entry Complications for Medical Calls
The Utility Is supposed to be a relief for larger apparatus and here it seems like its basically a chiefs vehicle without a chief in it.
Also Other Units That Need Revamping.
*EMS Supervisor (More Purpose)
*Water Tanker (More Purpose, Substitute for Engine on some calls)
New Unit *Police Supervisor (Larger Police calls, Could serve as a patrol car)