There are advantages and disadvantages of each, but usually department circumstances and history dictate preferences. ALAN M. PETRILLO
A look at how departments offer rehab - from dedicated rehab vehicles to multiuse vehicles that have rehab equipment. ALAN M. PETRILLO
Special situations call for special ladders that go beyond a department’s typical equipment complement. ALAN M. PETRILLO
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...
The United States Forest Service estimates that by 2030, the country will have 53 million acres in the wildland urban interface (WUI) exposed to wildfires.
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.