One thing about getting older is that you can reminisce about the good old days, which may or may not have been so good.
Heavy rescue vehicles, like all apparatus, continue to evolve to meet the needs of today's fire service. The driving forces behind other apparatus trends are the same for rescue trucks.
The fire service is soon going to come to grips with a new word: austerity, the responsibility to complete the mission with the absolute minimum funding possible.
• FERRARA FIRE APPARATUS, Inc. received an order for 21 additional 100-foot rear-mount aerial ladders by the Fire Department of New York (FDNY). When this order is complete, 41 Ferrara aerials will be in service at FDNY. Ferrara is at the midpoint in producing the first 20 FDNY 100-foot rear-mount aerials. The aerials are built...
They are not what one might classify as traditional fire service vehicles. In fact, they are not fire trucks at all.
In the July issue of Fire Apparatus & Equipment, we began to explore the breadth and scope of the fire industry. The premise was that the fire industry probably has a larger footprint than you thought.
Rescue-pumpers are becoming increasingly popular across the country in today's climate of diminishing budgets and fewer funds for apparatus, allowing fire departments to put a rig on the road that is multifunctional.
As your truck turns the corner, you see fire pushing out one window of a single-family house and heavy smoke turning to fire from a second window.
Spectracom NetClock® Master Clock for public safety applications complies with the National Emergency Number Association’s (NENA) Master Clock Standard #04-002. It has added features to support Next-Generation 9-1-1 initiatives, and has been tested against NENA’s Security for Next Generation 9-1-1 Standard #075-001. More than 4,500 public safety answering points currently use NetClock to synchronize time...
Part 2 explores the third safety concern with utility terrain vehicles: transporting them.