In what has become an annual rite of spring, manufacturers of fire and rescue equipment are gearing up to try to persuade Congress to reverse the president's proposed $247 million cut in funding for fiscal 2008 Fire Act grants, a 7-year-old program that has provided more than $3 billion to fire and rescue departments and may be changing the industry.
Expanding on an extensive line of electric power cord reels, Akron Brass has introduced a new line of air and hydraulic hose reels.
There will always be some departments that insist on buying the biggest pump available that can utilize every single horsepower provided by today's largest diesel engines.
Others think that the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1901 standard guaranties a quality apparatus.
Task Force Tips' new 5.25-inch ball intake valve (BIV) marries the industry's largest ball intake valve waterway with the industry's toughest coatings, producing a corrosion resistant valve with a water flow loss of 3 psi at 2,000 gpm.
One of the biggest decisions, literally a life and death matter, is the selection of personal protective clothing.
Fol-Da-Tank Company has a new patent-pending safety attachment for all its folding frame water tanks.
There are major changes in the next revision of the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) 1851 standard.
The city of Mountain View, population 71,995, is located in Northern California's Silicon Valley. Its fire department staff includes 70 uniform personnel, staffing five engine companies, one rescue and one truck company.
Now that the holidays are over, and we're into the New Year, it's time to think about some resolutions for your emergency medical service department.