Center Township (IN) Volunteer Fire Department had contemplated replacing its existing station with one that would meet the future needs of the department and the township for several years.
EMS departments and squads work closely with architects in planning and designing those spaces to make them most effective for the stations’ responders.
Ambulance manufacturers continue to produce customized ambulances to handle special types of missions such as neonatal units, critical care transport, critical care pediatric units, intensive care rigs, and others.
In consideration of the special hazards faced by EMS responders, PPE manufacturers have designed a variety of EMS and medical response PPE garments to fit responders’ needs.
Flemington-Raritan (NJ) First Aid & Rescue Squad wanted to replace one of its four ambulances and looked around at rigs run by neighboring agencies, comparing different models and brands to what it was currently using.
The town of Queen Creek, Arizona, has grown rapidly in the past 10 years, nearly doubling its population to 42,500 residents living in its 30-square-mile area. With the increase in population, housing, and commercial enterprises, the town needed to upgrade its fire protection facilities.
The vehicle is built on an International 7500 SFA 4x4 chassis and four door cab powered by a 380-hp Cummins L9 diesel engine and an Allison 3000 EVS automatic transmission.
SCBA manufacturers discuss the technology they have been using to improve their SCBA.
Technology is having an impact on firefighters in numerous ways, from apparatus to equipment to components and, more recently, in the fire stations in which they live, work, and train.
From smart aerial controls and joysticks to wireless pump controls and touch screen technology, fire apparatus are undergoing a sea of change through the use of technological advancements.