All firefighters have turnout gear. It's the protective ensemble (a National Fire Protection Association term) used for responses to fire and other calls.
Last month we recommended that "anyone contemplating a new apparatus purchase within the next couple of years might find it worthwhile to drop by the Pierce exhibit" at the International Association of Fire Chiefs annual convention and trade show being held in Dallas.
The Baltimore Fire Department is using a Draeger mobile on-site self-contained breathing air (SCBA) and personal protective equipment (PPE) service trailer that supports training excercises and provides mutual aid to surrounding communities and/or remote areas.
Spartan Chassis, a Spartan Motors subsidiary, received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2007 certification to install Detroit Diesel Series 60 engines in its cabs and chassis.
This month's topic is aerial ladders.
At the Fire Rescue International exhibition in Dallas, Scott Health & Safety introduced a new wireless communications system and voice amplifier for self contained breathing air (SCBA) facemasks that are compliant with 2007 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards.
Ten departments in Pennsylvania and several in the Chicago area are using new software to retrieve critical data and information from the station while en route to and while at emergency scenes.
Believing it was time for a new industry standard for hydraulic rescue tools, Hurst Jaws Of Life has introduced a new one-step coaxial coupler that the company claims is the answer to interoperability among rescue tools.
The Mobile Demonstration Unit (MDU) Program offers compressed air foam systems (CAFS) demonstration as well as fire pump maintenance and operation instruction capabilities.
I am very excited about the 6th Edition of Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) book and course materials from the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), made available at the end of September.