It seems like it's been a long time since United States citizens have received positive economic news, and unfortunately 2013 is as big a question mark as recent years in terms of whether or not the economy will turn around.
Don't be a victim of "it doesn't fit"-with these tips for specifying large-diameter hose storage.
Lighter, more compact, faster, and more robust are some of the ways manufacturers describe a variety of hydrant and dump valves designed to get water from a source-whether a hydrant system or a tanker (tender)-into a pump that can apply it in a fire situation.
Depending on where they are sold, suits must comply with specific regional standards.
Multiuse vehicles have helped departments in times of tight budgets and staffing issues, and the trend will continue.
The Pyrenees-Atlantiques Fire Department in France needed PPE that optimized rescue team safety in operations involving chemical contamination.
Users want higher flow rates, more data at their fingertips, and more compact pumps and modules, among other things, and manufacturers are delivering.
The department saved money by opting to refurbish and rechassis its dive truck.
The company has made great strides since its first product-a black coat made out of cotton duck.
The Fort Walton Beach (FL) Fire Department replaces its aerial ladder with an E-ONE eMAX that carries more equipment to increase its efficiency.
As I write this, I am listening to the news as presidential election results roll in. As I've spoken with fire equipment suppliers recently, one prevailing theme has been that the results of this presidential election will help define how good or bad 2013 will be for them.
To what can you attribute customer loyalty-is it the dealer, the salesperson, or the brand?
"Battery management" is a fairly new phrase coined for a subject that should be near and dear to anyone involved in the operation, maintenance, and repair of emergency response vehicles (ERVs).
Technology and science will continue to have a huge impact on fire departments in terms of apparatus and equipment.
A look at FAMA-what it is, how it began, and how it addresses issues that are important to the fire service.
A recent New York Post article about Fire Department of New York (FDNY) firefighters and the disposal of their old helmets created quite a buzz in the fire service networking community.
Welcome to the Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment Industry Guide. Here you'll find contact information for some of the top manufacturers and dealers providing products to the fire service. Click on the categories below for information on how to contact these companies directly.