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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.

CAFS, High Ground Clearance, and Heavy-Duty Chassis Important Features of Wildland Rig


The fire district protected by the Austonio Volunteer Fire Department (VFD), in Howard County, Texas, is a rural ranching and farming area that presents plenty of opportunity for wildland and brush fires, leading the fire department to focus many of its efforts in that direction.

Wildland Firefighting Apparatus Purpose-Built for Specific Needs


Departments need smaller, quick-attack wildland firefighting vehicles to fit into tight terrain or over barely stable roadways and tracks. 

Fire Department Chooses Spencer Manufacturing for Small, Compact Wildland Truck


The Grant Township wildland truck is built on a 2014 Ford F-550 Super Duty 4x4 chassis with a 140-inch wheelbase, 19,500-pound gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR).

Height and Length Challenges for Katonah (NY) Fire Department Quint


The Katonah (NY) Fire Department looked at the long-range needs of its fire district and determined it should incorporate an aerial device into its fleet. But, the angle of entry into its firehouse and low support cross beams inside meant the department needed a vehicle with a low travel height and also one with a restricted length.

From Water Flow to Transfer Applications, Portable Pumps Prove Themselves


Portable pumps continue to have their specialized uses, especially when firefighters simply can't get a larger apparatus-based fire pump close enough to make a difference on a fire scene.

CAFS on Wildland Apparatus


The Fire Apparatus Manufacturers' Association (FAMA) and its member companies stay on the forefront of fire suppression innovation.

E-ONE/International Urban Interface Pumper Gallery


E-ONE built the apparatus, which is constructed of heavy-duty extruded aluminum with full depth compartments and roll-up doors.

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