Aerials

Compartments cannot be taken lightly in the overall design of your apparatus. Take the time to envision where all the equipment is going to be placed and how it will come out of the compartment. Challenge your manufacturer to build what is right for your department and what is right for the firefighters in the field.
Chassis Components

Engine companies have one main job: to receive water and to pump water out and put water on the fire. If we look at just the receiving part, the front inlet is a great way to be able to get water into the pump.
Aerials

The ladder group and the tower group always have their arguments for which one is the best and how they will always outperform the other.
Aerials

Some ladder trucks can become monsters and can certainly break the bank. So, the build of a simple, small, compact truck, designed to do “truck work” was a privilege to see.
Aerials

Your choice in purchasing either one of these devices should be based, as always, on your response area and the needs of your community. Having discussions with your manufacturer about your requirements and special problems in your community will enhance its ability to help offer the correct device and options to properly serve your area.