Multiple rescue capabilities include carrying rope rescue equipment, Paratech air bags for some collapse situations, an array of Genesis hydraulic rescue tools, ladders, multiple types of saws, support tools for confined space entry, a portable breathing air unit, and hazmat equipment.
Rosenbauer built this length-restricted custom pumper for the Franklin-Bingham (MI) Fire Department on a Commander chassis and cab with seating for four firefighters.
The second day of educational sessions at the Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) Conference in the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, AZ, featured presentations apparatus contamination and control, pump control layouts, aerial needs assessment for communities, fire apparatus weight management, and fleet liability concerning out of service criteria, among others.
Exhibitors at the Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) Apparatus Symposium this month at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, featured a wide array of providers of products and services of interest to the fire industry.
Attendees at the Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) Conference opening day sessions at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, AZ, heard presentations on clean cabs, telematics, emergency warning device automation, electrical system maintenance, developing apparatus specifications, and Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) apparatus, among others.
Davis Partnership Architects designed and built Fire Station 12 with an administrative area and separate training facility on a single site for Eagle River (C)) Fire Protection District.
Portable decontamination kits and showers are being integrated into after-action incidents on fire scenes to perform gross decon of turnout gear, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), and other equipment before they are returned to the apparatus.
The days of the thigh-high rubber fire boots are long gone, evolving into today’s leather structural firefighting boots that are rugged, highly protective, form fitting, and comfortable. Personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturers are offering a wide array of structural fire boots in various styles to meet the athletic demands the fire service puts on firefighters’ feet.
Fire departments and emergency medical services (EMS) squads around the country are either weighing the possibility of or actively outfitting at least some of their personnel with bulletproof protective equipment.
The Howard County (MD) Department of Fire and Emergency Services is in the process of making its fleet of apparatus into clean-cab-concept vehicles and has taken delivery and put in service its first clean cab pumper.