Final inspections are huge parts of the apparatus purchasing process and are nothing to glance over. This month, we asked Bill Adams and Ricky Riley, “What are your key final inspection criteria?”
Pump panels and how they are arranged can impact various aspects of how a fire apparatus is designed. This month, we ask Bill Adams and Ricky Riley, “What is your ideal pump panel design?
Every year, FDIC International kicks off the trade show season. This month, we asked Editorial Advisory Board members Bill Adams (left) and Ricky Riley (right) to discuss what firefighters should look for when they walk a trade show floor.
See how Adams and Riley answered the question: Are the warning lights on fire apparatus too bright?
This month, we asked Editorial Advisory Board members Bill Adams (and Ricky Riley: Looking ahead to 2020, what do you want to see in the fire apparatus rolling off the line?
Considerations when specifying large booster tanks for pumpers are categorized as operational, physical, and immeasurable. They are interwoven, but not necessarily compatible, with each other.
There is no cast-in-concrete definition of an attack line, and there probably shouldn't be.
Stretching and advancing attack lines are core basic engine company skills. This skill has to be constantly practiced, no matter what the real or perceived efficiency of our firefighters and officers.