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The second day of educational sessions at the Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) Conference in the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, AZ, featured presentations apparatus contamination and control, pump control layouts, aerial needs assessment for communities, fire apparatus weight management, and fleet liability concerning out of service criteria, among others.
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Attendees at the Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) Conference opening day sessions at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, AZ, heard presentations on clean cabs, telematics, emergency warning device automation, electrical system maintenance, developing apparatus specifications, and Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) apparatus, among others.
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Are the small repairs that could cost a firefighter his/her life in the field being overlooked? If you hesitated before answering, this might suggest you are not sure what's being overlooked. Why aren’t you sure?
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What started out as a quiet Monday morning coffee with the Raisin Squad erupted into a week-long donnybrook about pump operators, relief valves, pressure governors, and why young drivers don’t know how to pump the pump anymore.
Chassis Components

Auxiliary power units (APUs) are getting more and more use on board fire apparatus and ambulance units, with proponents saying the reduced run time and wear and tear on the main engine mean greater savings in terms of fuel, maintenance, cost per run, and return on investment in the APU.
Keeping It Safe

The incidents of emergency response personnel and fire apparatus being struck while operating on the scene are well known. What is not known is how many of these (especially at nighttime) were caused by drivers being blinded by emergency lights.