SVI Trucks built this heavy rescue for Sherman (TX) Fire-Rescue on a Spartan Metro Star LFD chassis and cab with a 20-inch raised roof and a 22-foot aluminum body.
Los Angeles City (CA) Fire Department battalion chiefs are getting new RAM 3500 trucks with four-door cabs, powered by eight-cylinder diesel engines with command modules built into the rear beds of the pickups. (All photos courtesy of Los Angeles City Fire Department .)
Apparatus manufacturers are turning out both custom engines and tried-and-true designs for fire agencies around the country, responding to those departments’ particular needs.
Depending on the area of the country and the needs of the fire department, the types of foam systems being installed on wildland pumpers run the gamut from direct-injection systems of various capabilities to simple around-the-pump foam systems.
Wildland fire personnel use personal protective equipment (PPE) that is designed and constructed for their special needs, which are different in a number of respects from structural turnout gear, and which include durability, comfort, and protection.
The district needed a truck that had as large a water tank as possible because of the many nonhydranted areas to which it responds.
A fire equipment operator wears an equipment operator prototype shelter during a response to a wildland fire.
Hoses are a firefighter’s lifeline, whether providing water, protecting from fire, or even as a pathway out of danger. The various types of hoselines being produced by fire hose manufacturers run from large-diameter supply lines to firefighting handlines for structural and wildland use.
The Harbor Springs (MI) Area Fire Department wanted to replace an older pumper and older small rescue truck with a single unit to perform both fire suppression and rescue functions.
Component manufacturers are designing new large-flow nozzles and redesigning existing models to give greater and smoother flows, more reach from monitors and deck guns, and improved performance capabilities.