Fire Department

Many years ago I received training in automobile extrication. It was very basic. We had the standard firefighting tools such as axes and haligan bars and a specific piece of equipment for extrication - a hydraulic tool from Hurst known as the "Jaws of Life."
Company

Struggling apparatus manufacturer American LaFrance LLC sought protection from its creditors in late January when it filed a Chapter 11 petition in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, heightening uncertainty about its ability to fulfill pending fire department orders, many already long overdue.
Fire Department

"We're going to emerge like the Phoenix of mythology," said Bill Hinz, the president of American LaFrance, the day after the company's latest filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.