Aerials

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.
Adams

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....
Adams

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.
Adams

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.