The search rope is an underutilized piece of equipment that needs to be unburied on the apparatus and kept in an accessible location.
There was a time when communities were expected to handle their “bread and butter” calls. Today, some communities are requesting mutual aid multiple times a week, some multiple times a day.
The rig had a six-cylinder engine, a Hale 400-gpm pump, two 40-gallon chemical tanks, 150 feet of chemical hose, two 10-foot hard suction lengths, and a 10-inch search light.
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.