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WUI Apparatus, Equipment Attract Attention


As more residential housing and commercial structures get built on the fringes of wildlands, concern grows among fire departments about protecting those areas from the threat of wildland fires.

Toyne Prepares to Put Brand, Apparatus on Display at FDIC


In addition to these two units on display in the Toyne booth, the company will showcase a very unique truck custom designed for the Cordova Fire Department (Cordova, Ne.) in partnership with Freightliner in booth #4521.

New UTV/Skid Unit Offers Expanded Options


The Viking FI 4X4 and the FI 4X4 EPS UTVs each have a cargo bed capacity of 600 pounds, suitable for carrying the MEDLITE Transport unit with attendant, patient, and gear.

Special Delivery: Cal OES Lends Hundreds of HME Pumpers to California Fire Departments


California OES provides HME Type 1 pumpers to local departments in exchange for staffing them for state needs.

City of Avondale Arizona Takes Delivery of KME Ridgerunner


The Avondale apparatus will serve a multipurpose role for the city. It will be used as a front-line engine as well as for service at the Phoenix International Raceway.

Pierce Manufacturing Continues 100th Anniversary Celebration


Pierce’s booth features the new Pierce® Hawk Extreme™ wildland as well as a vintage, bicentennial-themed, 1976 Pierce custom pumper.

MTECH Enhances QTAC Mobile All-Terrain Firefighting Systems


The QTAC product line is a series of lightweight fire suppression systems built for ATVs, UTVs, and light-duty pick-up trucks.

Special Delivery: Wildland Urban Interface Type III Unit Handles Wildland and Structure Fire Calls


The Taos (NM) Fire Department purchases a Pierce Type III wildland urban interface unit.

Wildland Apparatus Run Gamut from Wildfire Units to Urban Interface Rigs


Manufacturers use customer satisfaction surveys and feedback to build rigs that offer ease and safety for personnel fighting wildland fires.

Compressed Air Foam Systems (CAFS) for Wildfire Prevention


A CAF system, like the TRI-MAX 200 SUPER-CAF, can produce up to 4,000 gallons of foam per tank load.

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