Coupled with the other marker lights on your apparatus, they’re designed to keep you and other motorists safe. Lack of knowledge commonly leads to marker lights being modified or obstructed, which can put firefighters at risk
Hosebed designs are as varied as apparatus designs even though fire departments perform the same functions, but that’s the nature of the fire service.
This article will focus on the vehicles with conventional drum brake systems in service today and stress the importance of regular maintenance on these brake systems to ensure long-term safety and performance.
Simply put, exposure documentation at all incidents is a priority in the fight against occupational cancer.
Of the thousands of fire apparatus purchased in North America each year, about 30 to 40 percent are mounted on commercial chassis.
Lithium ion batteries may not make sense for starting all engines but, like any new technology, advancements are already taking place.
Now, how does automation find its way into fire and emergency medical services (EMS) apparatus? It’s all around you every day, and it is continuing to advance with added features in more and more products.
High-rise pumping discussions are often quite noteworthy and insightful given the significant diversity in standard operating procedures (SOPs) from one city to the next.
There are a few key areas of focus that have been recently brought to the forefront pertaining to color selection and graphics trends.
Of all the major technological shifts expected in the 21st century that will impact emergency response, the arrival of connected and autonomous vehicles will bring the most significant changes.