The solution was renovation of an existing town building that served the sewer and highway departments and as police storage after the town purchased an adjacent building for the highway department.
Sheboygan Falls (WI) Fire Department had CustomFIRE build this enclosed top-mount custom pumper powered by a Cummins 450-hp engine and an Allison 3000 EVS automatic transmission.
Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment asked apparatus manufacturers what they envision the pumper of the near future will look like and how it will perform.
Fortunately for the fire district, a couple of grants, funds from the city, and fire department money were put together to renovate the main station, give it a new design, and make it able to withstand a seismic event.
Auxiliary power units (APUs) are getting more and more use on board fire apparatus and ambulance units, with proponents saying the reduced run time and wear and tear on the main engine mean greater savings in terms of fuel, maintenance, cost per run, and return on investment in the APU.
The Fort Worth Fire Department recently changed to a committee-style method of specing its fire apparatus when it needed to replace three pumper and two aerial ladder quints.
By Alan M. Petrillo The fire district protected by the Amwell Valley (NJ) Fire Company is a mainly rural area of 28 square miles with two major highways running through it but with no fire hydrants to provide a source of water. When the fire company needed to replace an older pumper, it turned to...
Center Township (IN) Volunteer Fire Department had contemplated replacing its existing station with one that would meet the future needs of the department and the township for several years.
EMS departments and squads work closely with architects in planning and designing those spaces to make them most effective for the stations’ responders.
Ambulance manufacturers continue to produce customized ambulances to handle special types of missions such as neonatal units, critical care transport, critical care pediatric units, intensive care rigs, and others.