The 2006 Fire Rescue International (FRI) held in Dallas this fall, provided several equipment design advancements to improve firefighter safety.
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.
Record level fire truck chassis sales helped propel Spartan Motors to its best-ever third quarter sales and earnings for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2006, marked by a 50.7 percent net earnings increase and a 21.9 percents net sales increase.
Last issue I covered aerial builders, including reviews of Smeal, American LaFrance and KME. This issue I will cover three builders of aluminum ladders and towers.
At the end of each year Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment magazine recognizes companies that have introduced new products that we believe will make a significant impact on the fire service in years ahead.
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.
With all the fanfare of a 1950s new auto unveiling in Detroit, Pierce Manufacturing showed its two newest cabs and chassis, the Velocity and the Impel, in Dallas, Texas, at the Fire Rescue International show.
Hummer, a division of General Motors, introduced at Fire Rescue International exhibition in Dallas, a specially-equipped H3 model for first responders and command vehicles.
Last month we recommended that "anyone contemplating a new apparatus purchase within the next couple of years might find it worthwhile to drop by the Pierce exhibit" at the International Association of Fire Chiefs annual convention and trade show being held in Dallas.