When we talk about thermal imaging, certain topics can become confusing or misunderstood. Let’s try to uncomplicate some of these topics.
The Campbell County (WY) Fire Department was replacing a commercial cab Type 1 engine, one of a dozen Type 1 pumpers in its fleet, but wanted to change to a custom chassis and cab with four-wheel-drive capability.
Design a new apparatus purchase not only for the present but for future needs. If you can afford to with your budget, make sure you add compartment space for future tool purchases and additional space for hose.
This article will focus on the vehicles with conventional drum brake systems in service today and stress the importance of regular maintenance on these brake systems to ensure long-term safety and performance.
What, exactly, does “new technology” or “new rescue technology” really mean?
This month, we asked Bill Adams and Ricky Riley, “What is the most significant apparatus maintenance challenge today?”
Technological advances have dramatically changed many things in the fire service.
As the smoke begins to settle on the information harvested from COVID-19, some changes in the fire service are inevitable.
Knowing the hazards and risks are important and need to be included in any reviews during training.
Many departments can’t always afford more complex or more expensive vehicles. However, some departments, with proper planning and working with a smaller manufacturer’s engineers, can come up with problem-solving options that they can build into a smaller vehicle to operate in their response area.