About 25 percent of all firefighter deaths are attributed to apparatus crashes and a disproportionate number of those accidents involve tankers/tenders.
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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.
Is there a new tanker or tender in your future? Have you thought about putting a pump on it?
Pierce Manufacturing has been awarded a contract with the U.S. Army to produce four 2,500-gallon tanker/tenders built on Oshkosh heavy tactical trucks.
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.
Western Medica has announced a new line of oxygen regulators called the Titan series.
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.
Pacbrake's PRXB exhaust brake offers the best hold back at lower engine RPMs compared to competitive products, according to the maker.