Recent ordinances in Canada make local fire departments responsible for providing drinking water to the public should a natural disaster occur. The fire department is located in an earthquake zone, so the possibility of a major power loss is a major concern. It could disrupt the area’s water purification systems that provide clean drinking water to residents.
A selection of recent delivers form the November 2019 issue.
Today, new technology and tools exist that can better alert drivers on the road to the presence of firefighters, police, and other emergency personnel in their vicinity.
When lives and property are at risk, we are the first to mount an attack. Having a TI with the crew during a fire attack is critical to meeting our goals.
From miles driven to equipment carried, ambulances offer different challenges than fire apparatus. When considering purchases and maintenance, take a slightly different approach than you would with typical traditional fire apparatus.
The Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) addressed this with its recent Ground Vehicle Standard GVS V2.0, which includes the newly developed GVS Remount Standard. Read about the new standard this month in “Remounts Defined: CAAS Releases National Standard for Ambulance Remounts.”
My family and I were the only ones on the trails that day. That solitude combined with the stillness of the sites and the weight of what happened that day created a very moving experience for me that I hope others will avail themselves of.
How do you design and spec your apparatus—according to your tactics or does the resultant rig dictate how you operate on the fireground? This month, Editorial Advisory Board members Bill Adams (left) and Ricky Riley (right) comment on which it should be and how fire departments might unknowingly go one way or the other.