Some fire departments are choosing small-chassis rescue trucks that incorporate either a small foam system or small water tank and pump to handle a fire situation that develops when on a rescue scene.
Based in Lancaster, New York, PAC is a family-based, privately-owned business providing specialty tool mounting solutions primarily for the fire service.
Protecting a fire apparatus from corrosion like what occurs from road salts, salt water air, and chemicals can take on a number of forms, from coatings to immersion processes and corrosion-resistant materials.
The author set off to make a tool that would allow for a safe and easy rescue of a down firefighter while maintaining the integrity of the face piece. The outcome of that effort is the JackStrap.
Sleep researchers, station architects and designers, alerting and lighting equipment manufacturers, and fire departments are finding ways to mitigate firefighter sleep deprivation issues in their stations.
Pumper makers say that unless it’s a fleet order for a large fire department, then no two pumpers are exactly alike because departments often are asking for unusual and out-of-the-ordinary design elements or equipment to meet their particular needs.
The Weis family and fire equipment sales under various monikers have been a Salina, Kansas, mainstay for almost 60 years.
Take a look at our Technical Rescue issue.
On October 15, 2019, MSA, with the assistance of the Boston (MA) Fire Department (BFD), conducted field tests on its newest product designed to assist in the ongoing goal of increasing firefighter safety and survival.