Summit (CO) Fire & EMS chose a 14-foot aluminum SVI body mounted on a 10-inch raised-roof Spartan Gladiator chassis.
The department chose the Arrow XT and added TAK-4® Independent Front and Rear Suspension. Since this apparatus will be serving as a rescue, the tandem axle was chosen for increased load capacity for rescue equipment, added braking capacity and improved winter driving.
The legacy of the firefighters who perished that day continues every time we respond to an emergency.
Most Raisin Squad members feel equally isolated from the smell of diesel fumes, unburned hydrocarbons, and burned coffee. Frustrating is not telling tall tales and passing judgment on the young guys, who actually put out the fires.
Industrial fire apparatus, both pumpers and aerials, are their own special category of fire apparatus, requiring massive pumping power, large foam application capabilities, and specialized monitors and nozzles for fires in refineries, tank farms, and chemical plants.
Photographer Steve Redick recently shared these photos of Detroit (MI) Fire Department rigs through the years. The collection features fire apparatus from a variety of fire apparatus manufacturers.
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.