Hazmat vehicles may be used more infrequently than other emergency vehicles, but they must still have the capacity to carry a large cache of specialized hazmat and decon gear and equipment. ALAN M. PETRILLO
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.
How the three layers of protection work in turnout gear to provide firefighters with a safe envelope in which to work. ALAN M. PETRILLO
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
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.
The pumper is built on a 2015 Spartan cab and chassis with an all stainless steel body and pump house, has seating for four firefighters, and is powered by a Cummins 450-horsepower ISL9 diesel engine and an Allison 3000 EVS automatic transmission.
The Taos (NM) Fire Department purchases a Pierce Type III wildland urban interface unit.