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Apparatus Spotlight: Kaufman (TX) Fire Department’s 2018 International 4400-Pierce Saber Pumper

On December 1, 2018, the Kaufman (TX) Fire Department placed Engine 3 into service.

Cantankerous Wisdom: Twisted Vanes, SafeSpeak, and Chris

I have to say, “Thanks and good luck, Chris!” and “May your fire hose never fizzle.”
Adkins on the rural hitch

The Rural Hitch: Operations and Equipment Needed for Success

The rural hitch is a good way to provide water for a fire flow without having to drop a dump tank, but it requires a lot of coordination and communication.

Greenville-Spartanburg (SC) Int’l Airport Unveils New State-of-the-Art Fire-Rescue Station

The $9 million, 24,000-square-foot facility allows the department to cover 3,700 acres of airport property.

San Jose (CA) Fire Department Receives Three Rescue Trucks from Pierce

Two vehicles were set up as urban search and rescue rigs and another was set up as a hazmat response truck.

Spartan FC-94: Not an Entry-Level Chassis

Bill Adams offers this Q&A session with Spartan Fire Chassis Sales Director Jeff Seal on Bill's commentary regarding the company's FC-94 chassis.

Cantankerous Wisdom: Trays, NFPA 1900, and Engine 2

What can reduce the usable width, depth, and height of the equipment compartment and might not really be necessary?

Organizing Your Apparatus for Fast and Effective Operations

Bill Adkins asks, "Does your rig have everything on it that it's supposed to have?"

Out of My Mind: Progress

Progress does not always happen as quickly as one may like it to. But, there are times when we personally witness improvement to the point where it gives hope that things are getting better.

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