Chris Mc Loone interviews Bobby Williams, vice president, sales and marketing, at Pierce Manufacturing.
Repurposing and refurbishing fire apparatus is taking on new importance these days as fire departments continue to struggle with dwindling financial and staffing resources, and manufacturers try to find ways to fill in the holes in fire department fleets.
The novice purchaser needs a basic primer to help determine what type of foam system is applicable for his specific hazards.
Hasn't it become way too easy for some of us to use that budget as an excuse for not doing the right thing regarding training?
Listen to Chris Mc Loone and Harold Boer, president of Rosenbauer America, discuss the success of the Commander chassis, the fire service, and what keeps Boer up at night.
Because the world changes with or without our approval, you are either getting better or getting worse; you are not staying the same. Every organization has the choice.
This open cab beauty is owned by the Eastside Fire Museum, located at 5350 E. University Avenue, Indianapolis. This is also the home of Indianapolis Fire Department Station 42.
Our jabbering brought to mind the days in the firehouse when you could get into a debate about any firematic topic without offending peoples’ rights, race, religion, family heritage, or sexual preference.
Equipment is often purchased and placed in service without adequate training to go along. All members must be educated on the proper operational procedures of all equipment carried in their cache—especially newly purchased equipment.
I don’t believe there is a small or struggling department on the planet that doesn’t appreciate it when a big department donates surplus equipment to it. Are there times however, when donated surplus is a bad idea for some departments? I think so.