Gloves are now tailored to specialty operations such as rescue and wildland applications. ALAN M. PETRILLO
The rigs have value for operating up and over obstacles such as buildings, in below-grade operations, and for getting into tight spaces. ALAN M. PETRILLO
A look at the typical - and not so typical - equipment that departments are requesting to be put at the ends of their aerials. ALAN M. PETRILLO
Wheaton (MD) wanted to replace its traditional walk-in rescue truck and turned to what Wheaton's chief calls a "hybrid" vehicle, built by Rescue 1.
A New Jersey fire association, in need of a heavy-duty pumper to protect a refinery, recently received a grant from the oil company that owns the refinery to purchase a custom foam pumper.
Your choice of fire truck body materials will impact apparatus life, performance, and durability. ALAN M. PETRILLO
Compressed-air foam systems have become a major component of some departments' standard operating procedures for extinguishing fires. ALAN M. PETRILLO
The department wanted a vehicle to replace an articulated boom apparatus where three disciplines—pumper, tanker, and aerial—were combined into a single vehicle.
It took about three years from concept to delivery, but Vancouver (Canada) Fire & Rescue Services persevered with the project to get a technical rescue truck built that could handle a combination of several rescue disciplines by itself.
Throw bags, ropes, rescue hardware, and swift water PPE are some of the essentials for your swift water rescue "toolbox." ALAN M. PETRILLO