Take a look at our Technical Rescue issue.
The use of a blocking vehicle makes total sense. It is an emergency responder life saver. Your department may have one. If not, explore ways of getting one.
The Howard County (MD) Department of Fire and Emergency Services is in the process of making its fleet of apparatus into clean-cab-concept vehicles and has taken delivery and put in service its first clean cab pumper.
It’s important to note that the TI doesn’t really care how warm or cold an object is, simply how much warmer or colder it is than the object next to it, which brings us back to the question: What is it you are looking at?
Sometimes a simple solution to all of our problems concerning EMS and firefighting with limited staffing and budgeting problems might not be readily available to us.
I believe my job here and the jobs of everyone else involved with this magazine are to ensure, to the best of our ability, that the fire service is aware of what is available in the market to help them do their jobs better.
The challenge of using apparatus for victim evacuation during floods can be overcome by using purpose-built vehicles that are designed to operate in high water.
A collection of recent fire apparatus deliveries from the January 2020 issue of Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment.