Adams

I tried to steer the conversations toward apparatus design, but they kept going back to the first-due engine. Bear in mind that these geezers are talking about “stuff” they’ve seen in person and on television, heard on their scanners, read in the papers and magazines, and observed on the Internet.
Adams

Today’s specs are hard to read and harder to understand. They’re too long, too complicated, and too full of ambiguous and repetitious verbiage. If a word, phrase or sentence is subject to personal interpretation or cannot be defined, weighed or measured, leave it out of the specs.
Adams

The other morning, the raisin squad was looking at a trade journal that showed two aerial ladders, one painted black and one painted white (the aerial devices themselves—not the whole rigs). That started a week-long, no-win, aggravating, and hair-pulling dialog. 
Adams

My biased opinion is that a quint should carry enough ladders on it to accomplish its primary mission when functioning as a ladder truck. I don’t care if it has a pump or not—just make sure there are enough ladders.