DPC Emergency Vehicles of Marydel, Del., has joined Rosenbauer America as the company's dealer for Maryland and Delaware.
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."
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.
"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.
Pierce Manufacturing, a leading maker of fire apparatus, has received the 2006 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award.
Which is better, mid-mounts or rear-mount aerials, has been the topic of almost as many debates as what caused the great Chicago Fire of 1871.
The Crowley (Texas) Fire Department recently added a Smeal 125-foot heavy-duty rear-mount aerial.
Wintertime seems to bring an increased number of patients experiencing respiratory difficulty, so I thought I would review the major cause of our patient's distress, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD.
Smartbrake USA, a manufacturer of engine retardation brakes, has developed a new product called The VPS Brake.
The 2006 Fire Rescue International (FRI) held in Dallas this fall, provided several equipment design advancements to improve firefighter safety.