Stamford purchased a Seagrave Marauder II 95-foot Aerialscope midmount platform on a tandem-axle chassis, powered by a 500-horsepower Cummins ISX 12 diesel engine, and an Allison 4000 EVS six-speed automatic transmission.
There are many similarities in how departments across the country store and wash/care for hose. ALAN M. PETRILLO
A compressed-air foam system (CAFS), plenty of CAFS- and foam-capable discharges, and a large amount of lighting were the top items on the new pumper wish list being developed into specifications by the Oak Bluffs Fire Department on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
Systems range from harnesses built in bunker pants to separate harness systems to systems built into SCBA. ALAN M. PETRILLO
At one time, the front bumpers on fire apparatus served the time-honored purpose of being only a bumper. But in today’s fire world, fire departments are choosing front bumpers that range from slim to wide-from carrying a minimal amount of equipment to bumpers that function as additional compartmentation and equipment housing.
Whether departments have specialized washing machines in the station or send their gear out to an independent service provider, there is one constant: The fire service has recognized the importance of cleaning gear to rid it of contaminants and toxins as soon as possible. ALAN M. PETRILLO
The Ochopee Fire Control and Rescue District in Collier County, Florida, counts among its protection area a very long stretch of U.S. Interstate 41 running from Florida state Route 29 to the Dade County line.
Working in conjunction with two colleges’ engineering students, the U.S. Navy has developed an adult-size robot that can carry a hose to fight live fire onboard Navy ships. ALAN M. PETRILLO
Specialty vehicles play an important role in a department’s fleet, whether in the form of a platoon of different units or a single rig for a single purpose. ALAN M. PETRILLO
When the township put its vehicle replacement plan in action and the citizenry voted to approve it, Bear Lake Township’s chief quickly got started on deciding what the new rig should look like.