Spartan Chassis, working with Reyco Granning Suspensions, created a new 24K Independent Front Suspension for fire trucks to combine improved vehicle control with high axle capacity.
Stepping inside a new $1.5 million mobile command vehicle built by Pierce Manufacturing for the Frisco (Texas) Fire Department can be intimidating.
Old Lycoming Township (Pa.) Volunteer Fire Company spent two years developing specifications for its new first-due pumper - a 2009 Pierce PUC, which stands for Pierce Ultimate Configuration.
It was a solution born of necessity. The city of Denison, Iowa, is built on a hill with virtually no flat streets, although a small river does pass through the town at the fairgrounds.
Evergreen International Aviation's B747 Supertanker is available to assist firefighting agencies after winning certification for operation this year.
This past April, the National League of Cities (NLC) fired a shot across the bow of the fire service when it released a report titled, "Assessing State Firefighter Cancer Presumption Laws and Current Firefighter Cancer Research."
Todd Justice, the chief of the Piney Flats (Tenn.) Fire Department, didn't get the memo about the fire service being resistant to change.
It was certainly a different atmosphere as I talked with many fire department people during the recent Firehouse World Expo in San Diego.
Rosenbauer's General Division has developed a new concept Panther ARFF vehicle equipped with a High-Reach Extendable Turret (HRET), called the Stinger.
Detroit Diesel, a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America, has entered into an exclusive agreement to supply Pierce Manufacturing with DD13 engines in five sizes between 350 hp and 450 hp.