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CLICK ABOVE FOR MORE APPARATUS AT THE SCENE >> These fire apparatus operated at a job about two blocks from Sox Park. First-due 29 reported a truss roof industrial building. An adjoining building was separated by a fire wall and suffered some minimal communication. Tower, snorkel, and big lines from outside a collapse zone were...
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The truth is that the majority of these departments struggle, fight, bite, and scratch to put compliant personal protective equipment and basic firefighting tools and equipment into service while maintaining crew safety. But, how is a commissioner or even the board of three to five commissioners supposed to be able to distinguish toys from tools—regardless of the type of equipment requested? 
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CLICK ABOVE FOR MORE INTERSCHUTZ FIRE APPARATUS >> Dave Steweardson, Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment contributor, made the trip to Hannover, Germany, in June to attend Interschutz 2015. While there, he was able to capture images of various types of fire apparatus. Interschutz 2015 included approximately 100 North American exhibitors and brought approximatley 157,000 attendees....
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Most state vehicle codes prohibit a civilian from driving over fire hoses—and for good reason. Why then do we feel that our fire department vehicles are any less hazardous?