Some departments are still partial to traditional medium and heavy rescue trucks whether walk-in or walk-around models. ALAN M. PETRILLO
The UNR and USFS high definition camera system, which co-exists with UNR's seismological communication system, has proven helpful in early identification of wildland fires.
A fire company in Pennsylvania had such good luck with its first Precision Fire Apparatus rear-mount pumper that it went back to Precision for another nearly identical rig when it came time to replace an aging pumper.
After fire departments have a new fire station built or an older station renovated, they are faced with the issue of furnishing it to make it a usable place where firefighters live and work.
Structural firefighting turnout gear manufacturers are producing gear that is lighter, more protective, and more flexible according to the voice of the customer. ALAN M. PETRILLO
A recent trip to W. L. Gore & Associates demonstrates the company's focus on the end user and an environment that encourages innovation. CHRIS Mc LOONE
The base layer/shirt/harness/location tracking unit is tested under live-fire conditions and readied for the market. ALAN M. PETRILLO
The firefighting 747-400, called "The Spirit of John Muir," has a system of 20 aluminum tanks on board cargo pallets.
The Zionsville (IN) Fire Department faced the problem of a rapidly growing community in the fastest growing county in the state, where single-family residences and other buildings were set back considerable distances from roadway access, making it difficult to reach many of them with the E-ONE 95-foot midmount aerial ladder the department was running.
Because of budgetary constraints and staffing limitations, departments may consider a multiuse over a single-use vehicle. ALAN M. PETRILLO