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Front Bumper or Above Pump: Which Crosslay is Right for Your Apparatus?

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When choosing a fire apparatus for your department, deciding where to place your attack lines can make a great deal of difference in how you handle a fire. There are different options provided by having your attack lines stored as crosslays in the front bumper or above your pump house that may benefit your department in different ways. Here are some important considerations for your next apparatus purchase: Continue reading “Front Bumper or Above Pump: Which Crosslay is Right for Your Apparatus?” »

The Benefits of Choosing a Multiplexed Fire Apparatus

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When considering a new fire apparatus, you may be choosing between one that is hardwired or multiplexed. Though you may be used to hardwired fire apparatus, it’s worth considering a change. Curious about the benefits of switching over to this style of fire apparatus? We’ve compiled some of the advantages of moving to a multiplexed unit.

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Does Your Fire Apparatus Mechanic Have EVT Certification?

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When a fire breaks out, every second counts. Your fire apparatus must be ready to respond on a moment’s notice. Your department and your neighbors depend on it.

That makes proper maintenance and repair on your apparatus all the more important. So why trust such a crucial job to just anyone?

Many departments make the mistake of thinking that anyone trained as a firefighter, or anyone trained to work on regular cars or trucks, is automatically qualified to service fire trucks and other emergency vehicles. While that type of thinking may save a few short-term dollars up front, over the long haul it can be a costly and dangerous decision. Continue reading “Does Your Fire Apparatus Mechanic Have EVT Certification?” »

Straight Ladder vs. Aerial Platform: Which is Right for Your Department?

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When choosing between a straight ladder and a platform for your next fire apparatus, you may have a lot of questions. Which is safer? Which is cheaper? And what are the regulations that guide which you can choose? Let’s take a look at how to choose between a straight ladder and a platform when considering an aerial fire truck and how your choice can benefit your department and your community. Continue reading “Straight Ladder vs. Aerial Platform: Which is Right for Your Department?” »