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.
The 2006 Fire Rescue International (FRI) held in Dallas this fall, provided several equipment design advancements to improve firefighter safety.
Smartbrake USA, a manufacturer of engine retardation brakes, has developed a new product called The VPS Brake.
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.
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.