Cantankerous Wisdom

Through this series of pictures, Bill Adams takes readers through his take on a few apparatus designs and how they comply or almost comply with NFPA 1901, Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus. Take a look at previouis Cantankerous Wisdom photo essays HERE. GET STARTED>>
Cantankerous Wisdom

Regardless of departmental operating procedures and written guidelines, there are explicit laws and rules of the road for emergency vehicle operations promulgated by each state’s department of motor vehicles (DMV). They can vary from state to state.
Apparatus

How smart is it having your reproductive organs inches away from a suction inlet that could be receiving 1,500 gallons per minute (gpm) at a pressure of 100 pounds per square inch (psi)? It’s about as smart as having three crosslays discharging at 200 psi directly next to or above your head. Which body part is more important to you?
Apparatus

With an open mind and a willingness to evaluate change—either to something new or reverting to something old—the fire service may benefit from history.