Fire Department

The fire service is often notoriously slow to adopt changes, but 15 years after Class A foam started to appear as a factory option on new fire apparatus, the majority of new pumpers being delivered today are equipped with foam proportioners and Class A foam concentrate tanks.

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) is alerting its members to a potential issue - that fireground noise may be disrupting communications with digital two-way portable radios - and is asking them for ideas.

Lion Apparel, a world provider of firefighter protective clothing, has acquired National Safety Clean Inc., one of the industry's leading cleaning and repair services.
Chassis Components

If the best advice for maintaining today's CAF systems sounds a little simple, that's because it is. It boils down to three words: run the system.
Engine Company

There has been a lot said in the last five years regarding firefighter deaths and injury, and that's great. It seems that firefighters, officers and chiefs are all re-focusing on minimizing firefighter injury and, of course, death.