Simply put, exposure documentation at all incidents is a priority in the fight against occupational cancer.
Of the thousands of fire apparatus purchased in North America each year, about 30 to 40 percent are mounted on commercial chassis.
Lithium ion batteries may not make sense for starting all engines but, like any new technology, advancements are already taking place.
Now, how does automation find its way into fire and emergency medical services (EMS) apparatus? It’s all around you every day, and it is continuing to advance with added features in more and more products.
High-rise pumping discussions are often quite noteworthy and insightful given the significant diversity in standard operating procedures (SOPs) from one city to the next.
There are a few key areas of focus that have been recently brought to the forefront pertaining to color selection and graphics trends.
Of all the major technological shifts expected in the 21st century that will impact emergency response, the arrival of connected and autonomous vehicles will bring the most significant changes.
The challenge of using apparatus for victim evacuation during floods can be overcome by using purpose-built vehicles that are designed to operate in high water.
Designing a wildland fire apparatus today encompasses three major design stages: department needs assessment; design for performance; and, most important, design for safety.
By keeping the following four fundamental principles in mind, your apparatus specifying committee can build a truck that not only looks sweet but also gives you an edge when you are out at night saving lives and protecting property.