Before I begin this month's opinion piece, I'd like to say how delighted I am to have the opportunity to share some of my thoughts with you in the pages of Fire Apparatus and Emergency Equipment magazine ...

Equipment used in the European fire service continues to have a strong influence on the design of equipment used in the American fire service, particularly as it relates to firefighter safety.
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The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) has partnered with National Paramedic Institute (NPI) to offer continuing education credits for IAFF first responder, EMT and paramedic members.

One truck shown at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC)trade show this stood out as really imaginative and innovative was the Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Rescue department's new Crimson Fire pumper/tanker.

Road Rescue showcased three vehicles at the Fire Department Instructors Conference in Indianapolis, each showing design improvements that increase vehicle durability and safety while streamlining maintenance.