By Bill Adams
Most trade journal reports about fire apparatus from this year’s round of firematic trade shows seem to feature complete rigs with either a new cab design, a new body style, or one with a real unique layout. And at most, there’s usually one rig that really “steals the show.” As people become older, and more cantankerous, sometimes the smallest things in life not only aggravate them but impress them. At one trade show I attended this year, a conscious effort was made not to look at things that would cause a negative reaction (i.e. – Whose stupid idea was that?) but a positive reaction. (i.e. Gee – that’s neat).