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.
Custom fire apparatus manufactured by Pierce will be equipped with HAAS Alert collision avoidance technology.
It isn’t often you get to sit down with someone who’s been with a company from its inception. It’s also not often you find yourself in the presence of a person who can say he built the fire truck in the room that hails from 1975.
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?
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.
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.
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.
H.O. Bostrom has promoted Paul Bostrom and added Tim Schoenecker.
The Marketing Hub gives authorized dealers immediate access to logos, photos, videos, brochures, spec sheets and more.
Today, new technology and tools exist that can better alert drivers on the road to the presence of firefighters, police, and other emergency personnel in their vicinity.