This month, Bill Adams shares “Purchasing Specifications or Textbook, Part 2” where he asks a pump manufacturer representative whether or not purchasers should reduce the word count in their specs when describing particular components for a rig. Also, Al Petrillo profiles a recently delivered Alexis pumper built on a commercial chassis. Details below.
There are some items in a purchasing specification that may require more information than just a model number. Important and sometimes optional features and necessary add-ons to component parts such as colors, controllers, capacities, and mounting locations should be noted.
The Hydrant Booster is a decentralized pumping station that improves the pressure and water supply of nearby hydrants. The station reduces tankers’ refill time and gets them back into the action faster.
The New Albany Township (IN) Fire Department had Ferrara Fire Apparatus build this Cinder HD-77 rear-mount aerial quint that has an extended cab with an 8-inch notched raised roof and seating for six firefighters.
Drones are everywhere. What used to be an expensive novelty has transformed into a necessary tool. Departments can no longer put off getting a drone program, but where do you start? Darley Robotics makes getting a drone program an easy experience.
Sourcewell’s member organizations together create a single buying group of more than 50,000 entities. Savings are realized on every single item purchased. The WFCA comprises 11 individual state fire chief associations.