When laying out ground ladder storage for a new rig, purchasers should investigate specifying ladders to fit a rig rather than spending big bucks to design a rig to fit the ladders. It might be a lot less expensive.
The other morning, yours truly was accused of always screwing up the drills back in the 1980s. I was surprised some of them could remember that far back. Most can’t remember what they had for supper two days ago.
If you want to ensure a flow from an LDH discharge you are contemplating, have the manufacturer prove it.
By Bill Adams Every now and then, one of the Raisin Squad members tries to impress the crew at morning coffee by showing videos on his cell phone (NOT the flip-type like mine). There are many excellent Web sites that show clips of working fires. They should be used as training videos for active firefighters....
Some manufacturers do an excellent job of creating a brand and a brand following. Unfortunately, some that do not may resort to slinging arrows. This article addresses both.
Seldom can you walk into a fire truck factory and talk to someone whose moniker is on the building’s façade or the rig’s nameplate.
"I brought more tradeshow photos to morning coffee to show the Raisin Squad. The jacks on a new aerial device caught their attention prompting different comments."
At one of the trade shows, a pumper from the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department caught my eye. The manufacturer’s representative said this was one of 16 on order to be delivered.
The newbie went on to say it is not proper to use the term fireman and the correct terminology is firefighter. That started a two-day diatribe about political correctness, proper terminology, gender equality, lack of manpower, and firehouse etiquette.
At morning coffee, a couple of geezers, who could still remember stuff, started arguing about something I had written about backup lines.