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Department Uses Midwest Fire Tanker to Protect Large Unhydranted Rural Area


The vehicle is a pumper-tanker on a Kenworth T470 two-door chassis powered by a Paccar PX-9 380-horsepower diesel engine and an Allison transmission and carrying a Darley LSP 1,000-gallon-per-minute (gpm) pump for pump-and-roll, and a 3,500-gallon APR Plastic Fabricating polypropylene water tank.

Dump Valve and Intake Options for Tankers and Pumper-Tankers


The trend is toward carrying as much water as possible and finding efficient methods of filling water tanks and delivering the water. A look at some creative manufacturing ideas for performing these functions. ALAN M. PETRILLO

Fire Apparatus Tire Blowouts: Case Studies and Causes, Part 2


The two most common causes of tire blowout are tires that are underinflated or overloaded.

Car Pulls in Front of Fire Apparatus--Dash Cam Captures Crash


What the video illustrates vividly is that anything can happen, even with an experienced driver who does everything right.

One Hurt When Fire Apparatus Overturns on Milwaukee Airport Runway 


Operations at Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee County have returned to normal following a truck crash.

Portable Water Tanks for Fire Apparatus


All Syntex liners comes standard with three handles inside the liner and a pinchless frame design for safety.

New London (WI) Debuts New Fire Apparatus


The New London Fire Department has a new fire engine that was built by Marion Body Works. The new pumper arrived Monday, Aug. 3.

Fire Apparatus Tire Blowouts, Case Studies and Causes, Part 1


The fire apparatus operator must be trained and prepared to handle the sudden and violent loss of control associated with a tire blowout.

Crown Point (IN) Replacing 100-Foot Aerial Fire Apparatus


The city is replacing a 22-year-old, 100-foot aerial platform truck for the Fire Department, but it will be a 23-year-old truck before it's gone.

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