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March 2021 cover of Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment

FA Volume 26 Issue 3

Read the features and news on fire trucks and fire equipment from the March 2021 issue of Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment magazine.
Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment cover Volume 26 Issue 2

FA Volume 26 Issue 2

Read the features and news on fire trucks and fire equipment from the February 2021 issue of Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment magazine.

Apparatus Showcase: March 2021

Check out some of the rigs showcased in the March 2021 edition of Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment.
Pierce Husky

Onboard Foam Systems, CAFS Become Commonplace on Apparatus

Fire departments are choosing onboard foam systems as standard features on their new apparatus for a number of reasons.
Seagrave for Merrick NY Fire Department

Merrick (NY) Fire Department Twin Seagraves

As an independent fire company, Merrick could choose the manufacturer it wanted without going out to bid, so it chose Seagrave
Skamania (WA) Fire District 1 Toyne Engine

FA Viewpoints

How can a pumper be set up to operate efficiently with two or three firefighters? Bill Adams and Rick Riley share their views.
Yonkers fire station 1

Highland Associates, Mitchell Associates Architects Design New Station 1 for Yonkers (NY) Fire Department

Al Petrillo takes a closer look at the new Station 1 for the Yonkers (NY) Fire Department.

In-House PPE Cleaning

Many departments have designed in-house personal protective equipment (PPE) cleaning either through additions, repurposing existing space, or in a new fire station.
Rich Marinucci

Matching Engine Design to Operations

Fire departments and those assigned to an engine company should evaluate how their truck is designed and look to see if there are efficiencies that can be realized with some simple changes to equipment locations and hose deployment.
Apparatus shelves

Apparatus Purchasing: Shelves and Trays

Some of the least expensive and seldom addressed accoutrements on a fire truck are the adjustable shelves and trays provided in its exterior equipment compartments.
Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association

The Virtual Apparatus Purchasing Process Now and into the Future

FAMA member companies have found that although adapting to the pandemic-related restrictions has not affected the overall success of the apparatus industry, there are some pros and cons that should be acknowledged.
Chris Mc Loone

Know When to Jump

Whether you are the senior firefighter on the shift, the firehouse boss, or the budding firehouse boss, don’t be afraid to jump into the role.

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