CLICK ABOVE FOR A WUI EQUIPMENT GALLERY >> WILDLAND URBAN INTERFACE FIRE APPARATUS By Alan M. Petrillo Equipment designed for wildland firefighting is arguably as important as the wildland and urban interface apparatus that carries it to the scene of a wildland fire. The recent Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) conference run by the International Association...
4 Guys

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.

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.