A failure of Pierce Manufacturing's ALL STEER system was identified by Massachusetts State Police as the suspected cause of an April rollover of Framingham Engine 7, a 2001 Pierce Quantum pumper, that injured four firefighters.
Pierce Manufacturing has delivered 12 vehicles - one rescue, one aerial platform and 10 industrial pumpers - to Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) through three contracts valued at more than $15 million.
Does the word Interschutz ring a bell with you? Probably not. It is, by far, the largest fire equipment exhibit in the world. It occurs every five years, and it is always in Germany.
Pierce Manufacturing received what it called a significant new order from the Arlington County Fire Department in Arlington, Va., for six Pierce Arrow XT pumpers.
Technology is turning aerial apparatus into "smart" machines, able to sense proximity to obstacles, allow ladder travel at variable speeds, permit operation from remote locations and prohibit operation in unsafe situations.
To comply with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, pumpers should be pump tested each year and, by doing so, departments earn points under the ISO fire suppression rating system.
Kaza Fire Equipment of Ebensburg, Pa., has joined the Rosenbauer organization as its dealer for central and western Pennsylvania.
"Everyone Goes Home" is a great slogan, but is also much more than that. It is also the title of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) outreach program designed to assist with efforts to reduce line-of-duty deaths (LODDs) and injuries.
Six years ago the citizens of Ukiah, Calif., passed a tax measure to start a capital equipment account for the municipal Ukiah Fire Department, tying into a department master plan to carry it through the next 20 years.
Washburn Fire Protection District Chief Jess Erkman and his Board of Trustees faced a quandary when considering the purchase of a new piece of apparatus.