The City of Everett was awarded a grant of over $900,000.00 to help with the purchase of two new fire engines to replace older models, reports myeverettnews.com. The first of those two engines was “rolled-in” to its new home. To mark Fire Prevention Week the Everett Fire Department is hosting an open house at Station 5 from...
City council members approved the purchase of an $870,000 fire truck for the Palestine Fire Department, reports Palestine Herald-Press. The truck, financed over 10 years, will replace the aged “Tower 1” ladder-truck. The department could have refurbished Tower 1, but that would have cost more than $500,000 and lasted only 10 years. The quint, built...
A Detroit fire truck reportedly slammed into vehicles at a gas station, reports WWJ 950. The truck was near the intersection when it lost control and slammed into at least two vehicles, before hitting a utility pole and bringing down power lines outside a gas station.
When you get the oppotunity to sit down and talk fire trucks and fire truck maintenance with a mainstay in the fire service like Bill Foster, you take it.
CustomFIRE—Sheboygan Falls (WI) Fire Department pumper. Spartan Gladiator cab and chassis; Cummins L9 450-hp engine; Waterous CSUC20 1,500-gpm pump; 1,000-gallon polypropylene water tank.
From smart aerial controls and joysticks to wireless pump controls and touch screen technology, fire apparatus are undergoing a sea of change through the use of technological advancements.
As long as the combined g-force does not exceed the available grip of the road, the vehicle will hold its grip on the road.
By proactively addressing the issue, you can avoid Simulator Adaptation Syndrome, leading to maximum utilization of valuable driving simulator training time.
Very efficient 2,000-gpm or greater pump operations from a single engine can be done efficiently both mechanically and strategically. It’s always better to have more water and not need it than it is to need the water and have to go get it.
In today’s hyperactive political environment, there are several innuendos and even accusations no fire department wants to encounter—especially in the competitive bidding arena. They are restraint of trade and collusion.