Aerials

Pierce had a big tanker with three electrically operated rear LDH fills-with the controls at the back of the rig. I didn’t notice any pressure gauges on the fills to ensure the tank manufacturer’s maximum filling pressure was not exceeded. What about flow?  It would be curious to find out how long it took to...
Cantankerous Wisdom

Previously, I mentioned giving my father’s take on fire alarm boxes (aka Gamewell’s). Right around his 100th birthday, my daughter asked him how the fire trucks and companies could communicate with each other before two-way radios.
Cantankerous Wisdom

By Bill Adams Ever notice old people tend to ramble from story to story? The past-their-prime white hairs were sitting around the firehouse coffee table solving world problems when the subject of Christmas presents came up. Annually, I always wish for a new lieutenant rather than a present. You can unwrap them—literally—whenever you want and...