Apparatus

Getting firefighters off the tops of vehicles was a main reason for introducing remote control monitors, but since they first made their appearance on the tops of pumpers and at the tips of aerials, advances in electronics, networking, and new design concepts have turned them into much desired and used pieces of equipment on fire trucks.
Apparatus

Rescue-pumpers are being used to replace two vehicles (a rescue and a pumper) in many departments. Manufacturers tweak the designs based on user input. ALAN M. PETRILLO 
Aerials

As a quint, the 100-foot aerial platform has a Hale QMAX 2,000-gallon-per-minute single-stage pump; a 300-gallon water tank; two preconnects, each having 200 feet of 1¾-inch hose; a full complement of ground ladders; and a hosebed carrying five-inch large-diameter hose.