Engine Company

By Daniel DiRenzo The personal escape system has become a critical component of a firefighter’s personal protective equipment (PPE) during the past several years. This has been brought to the forefront of firefighter safety concerns because of several firefighter close calls and unfortunate line-of-duty deaths relating to firefighters being trapped on upper floors. Outfitting firefighters...
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The rig had been stored for many years in a boxcar. The owner said the rig would run, but needed some work. Most restorers know that “some work” means a frame-off restoration if you are going to do things right.
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It is unfortunate firefighters make rash uninformed statements in the firehouse that can adversely affect the good will, morale, and discipline that is essential to the smooth operation of the fire service.