Crew members push a button from the cab activating the system which opens the rear compartment door, then extends the equipment tray for quick access.
The use of foam in firefighting often leads to lively discussions, but a little education goes a long way toward calming the debate. Modern systems take the guesswork out of foam application
The company is growing both in square footage and product lines through acquisitions, which is a benefit to firefighters and the county it calls home. For the fire service, Valor First Responder Seating is a hub for a variety of other safety products USSC Group now produces.
Some apparatus purchasing committees (APCs) give little thought to directional lights when writing purchasing specifications. Perhaps they should.
Provider of emergency equipment cabinets for police, fire and EMS vehicles uses Accuride International drawer slides to help first responders safeguard and access their gear when reliability and every second count.
There can be a need for booster lines. It may be beneficial to first identify the hazard(s). Then, determine the flow or product necessary to mitigate the same.
I am going to walk you through the history and evolution of plastic water tanks in fire apparatuses from my perspective. Along the way, I’ll explain why it is important not only to buy trucks and tanks from Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association (FAMA) members but how it is also important to make sure that you are using the FAMA buyers guide, which ensures the best decision for your department.
The fire company put together a truck committee that researched what the firefighters liked about their current rescue as well as documenting its shortcomings.
Purchasing or placing into service a grass fire truck is when two NFPA standards could apply to the same rig. In particular, they are NFPA 1901, Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus, and NFPA 1906, Standard for Wildland Apparatus.
Jerry Naylis, Pump Panel Pointers for Training and Operations Webcast presenter, has answered questions that we could not get to during the Q&A for the Webcast. Question: Any way to get the most water from a 500 gpm pump. Answer: The answer is it all depends. Is this an apparatus mounted pump or a portable...