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.
The Nashville (TN) Fire Department responds to more than 100,000 emergency calls per year. The department recently contracted with Toyne Fire Apparatus to engineer an additional 5 pumpers for its expanding fleet, bringing the department to 28 Toyne trucks. Nashville’s Toyne pumpers have been built on a Spartan Metro Star MFD 10-inch raised-roof cab and...
"The last thing i want on their mind is concern for the truck. If my trucks are safe and my trucks are 100%, then my crews that use them are going to be safe and be able to do the best they can."
It is built on a Typhoon X cab and chassis with a 12-inch split raised roof. Cab seating for 6 is provided along with an EMS cabinet installed on the back wall of the cab.
If a department does not consider the space taken up by a split tube reinforcement, the hose may not fit as intended—especially if the bed is “tightly” designed.
Getting the right information, that is up to date, and meeting the required standards can go a long way.
Fire Station #130, in Kennewick, Washington, is now home to a restored 1929 American LaFrance pumper.
Check out this gallery of rigs decorated for the holidays in 2019.
New Jersey’s Minotola Fire Company District 2 operates out of a single station with 30 volunteers. Within eight square miles, the population of 5,000 experiences 150 incidents on average.
As part of a fleet standardization effort, the Shaker Heights (OH) Fire Department added a Pierce pumper built on an Impel cab and chassis