One of the many ways that lateral g-force can contribute to a rollover crash is by inducing a “weight shift.” It is common to hear driver trainers and crash investigators refer to “weight shift.” But what is “weight shift,” and why is it bad?
VT Hackney—Boston (MA) Fire Department, hazmat/heavy rescue. Freightliner M2 cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 350-hp engine; 21-foot Hackney walkaround 11-compartment body; Dometic 900 series power awnings; Whelen LED NFPA warning lights package; Federal Signal rearview color camera with night vision monitor; Norcold NRF-60 AC/DC freezer. Dealer: Pat O’Connor, Northeast Rescue Systems, Dedham, MA. << APRIL...
Pierce Fotokite systems are already installed and operational in major fire departments across the U.S., including integration into Pierce fire apparatus, frontline command vehicles, and fire chiefs’ SUVs.
The Spitfire on display at FDIC will feature a custom 425-gallon water tank in the center deck along with a C.E.T. Fire Pumps skid system featuring a Honda 20 HP gas pump, Kubota 21-hp diesel pump, Trident “Foamate” foam system, Hannay booster reels, a control panel with pump and engine controls and tank level gauges.
When it comes time to dispatch rescue units into the mountains, especially in winter and early spring, San Bernardino relies on a series of "snow cat" stations between the San Bernardino and San Gabriel mountain stations.
Here is a collection of recent fire apparatus deliveries from across the country.
This is the airport’s second E-ONE TITAN 4x4 ARFF vehicle.
The Duluth Fire Department’s 32-foot V-hull fire and rescue craft, named Marine 19, will be featured at the Lake Assault Boats booth #9133 at FDIC International.
The 18-foot aluminum body features a Lima Mac 40,000-watt PTO generator, two Command Light CL615A-2MH light towers, OnScene Solutions cargo slides, a Bauer K-18 air compressor and a Bauer 3-Position SCBA Fill Station.
The two E-ONE Emergency Service Units are built as rescue style bodies using welded extruded aluminum with deep compartments to organize their mission critical equipment.