Manufacturers of structural firefighting helmets are tweaking current models and designing new ones that add protection for greater safety and make them more comfortable to wear for long durations.

Today, fire departments continue to use hose reels on their trucks, with fewer of them carrying handlines but rather holding electrical cabling, hydraulic hoses, and air lines, making reels a flexible piece of equipment that can function for an array of uses.
Apparatus Ideas

Many departments can’t always afford more complex or more expensive vehicles. However, some departments, with proper planning and working with a smaller manufacturer’s engineers, can come up with problem-solving options that they can build into a smaller vehicle to operate in their response area.