The C2 Lever Latch with Visual Access Indicator features a small, color coded window that can be viewed to monitor latch status.
The components of the Clean Cab Concept are one thing, but you also have to consider the idea of what proponents of it are trying to do and also the impact any component will have on your operations.
As a kid, I suffered through several long vacation rides to Florida in the back of my father’s station wagon with all the windows rolled down.
The Harbor Springs (MI) Area Fire Department wanted to replace an older pumper and older small rescue truck with a single unit to perform both fire suppression and rescue functions.
A key principle in designing and specifying an apparatus is to minimize the need to climb on top of the apparatus.
Because you get a choice in your fire trucks, you need to do your homework and select parts that work for your organization. This is beneficial in the short and long term when considering training, maintenance, and repairs.
The race to brighter and brighter LED lighting has flipped the industry on its head. A typical apparatus with LED lighting rolling off the line today will emit lighting levels easily 10 times the minimum level specified in the NFPA standards.
Although headlights appear to be an innocuous topic, valid questions and concerns have been raised about them. How do they work? What determines their location? Who determines their location? Why are they so bright? How should they be aligned? Some queries are addressed herein.
The most typical pump panel locations are midmount pump panels on the driver’s side midmount, followed by top-mount panels, but then there are those in more unusual locations.
Preventive inspections and maintaining everything from truck ladders to PPE may sound routine—until there’s a major problem. And once that problem occurs, the after effects in terms of litigation, reputation, and department disruption can be profound and long-lasting.