The Albany (NY) Fire Department was in need of replacing a walk-around rescue truck that had a lot of hard use and was getting worn down.
Teamwork. We all talk about how important it is in the fire service. Recently during interviews for entry level firefighter, candidates were asked why it is important or how important it is in this occupation.
With COVID-19 still very much alive and active, rural fire departments are struggling to find new and engaging training opportunities. Understandably, outside hands-on training programs are few and far between.
Snohomish County (WA) Fire District 7 chose a 20-foot aluminum SVI body mounted on a 20-inch raised-roof Spartan Gladiator LFD chassis for its new technical rescue vehicle.
The Clover Township (IL) Fire Protection District has taken delivery of this custom heavy rescue built by Alexis Fire Equipment on a Spartan Metro Star cab and chassis.
Engine 931 is a 2019 Pierce Enforcer tilt-cab aluminum pumper with side roll and frontal impact protection. The cab has a raised roof and seating for six firefighters inside.
As seen at the REV Fire Group Apparatus Conference & Expo, the Bullhead City (AZ) Fire Department chose five E-ONE Typhoon pumpers to update its current fleet.
To standardize the fleet, the compartments were designed to store tools similar to their other apparatus. A multi-camera system was added to the Sky-Boom for more accuracy and quicker deployment.
How we as firefighters deal with “it” is what can make the difference. Are you whining, or are you shining?
Prior to the committee’s meeting with the preferred vendor, Willie caught wind that the chairman tipped off the vendor to not pay him much attention because Willie was slow, not too smart, and asked really dumb questions. That was a mistake. Sometimes you can push the gentle bear too far.