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.
Morton Grove Fire Chief Tom Friel and his department's apparatus committee needed a new pumper and since the community didn't run an aerial, relying instead on mutual aid for a ladder, they seized the opportunity to address both at the same time.
Pierce Manufacturing Inc. of Appleton, Wis., has received its first order for apparatus to be built on its 21st Century Velocity chassis introduced at the International Fire Chief's Association trade show in September.
Pierce Manufacturing has developed a Contender Multi Cab commercial pumper, delivering its first to Big Horn Fire District No. 4, serving the communities of Big Horn County, Otto, Burlington and Emblem, Wyo.
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.
Danko Emergency Equipment has developed what it calls "The Ultimate All-Terrain Wildland Attack Vehicle."
Anyone responsible for acquiring goods or services for the fire department has experienced forms of marketing.