A fire vehicle starts with the suspension, whether it be leaf springs, rubber blocks, air ride suspensions, or independent types. These various styles of suspensions have many attributes that affect the type of rides they give firefighters on the rigs.
Establishing, maintaining, and operating from draft are some of the most fundamental skills that any pump operator could be expected to perform.
Today, 360-degree cameras, forward-looking cameras, and in-cab models are becoming commonplace, providing an increased measure of safety for firefighters.
APR Plastic Fabricating is the entity that manufactures fire apparatus bodies and booster tanks. Providing product for the fire service is a result of APR’s experience and expertise in manufacturing specialized tanks for other industries.
Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment talks with generator makers and examines the array of generators available, their attributes, and how they are being put to use on fire apparatus.
Fire departments seem to be living in the era of “big water flows” when it comes to pumping capacity on their engines and aerial quints.
A journey lasting more than three decades that started with their selling fire equipment out of their house will culminate in a new 33,000-square-foot facility.
Attack lines may get most of the attention during a structure fire, but it’s the LDH supply lines that make their prolonged use possible, essentially serving as above-ground water mains.