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.
In consideration of the special hazards faced by EMS responders, PPE manufacturers have designed a variety of EMS and medical response PPE garments to fit responders’ needs.
Flemington-Raritan (NJ) First Aid & Rescue Squad wanted to replace one of its four ambulances and looked around at rigs run by neighboring agencies, comparing different models and brands to what it was currently using.
The town of Queen Creek, Arizona, has grown rapidly in the past 10 years, nearly doubling its population to 42,500 residents living in its 30-square-mile area. With the increase in population, housing, and commercial enterprises, the town needed to upgrade its fire protection facilities.