Having the right fire apparatus in your fleet at the right time can literally mean the difference between life and death for your neighbors. Continue reading “Should You Repair or Replace Your Old Fire Apparatus? Consider These 3 Factors” »
Whether you’re purchasing a used fire apparatus or designing a brand new custom fire truck, the pump control panel is one of the most crucial components you will have on board. Continue reading “4 Tips for Choosing a Pump Panel for Your Fire Apparatus” »
It’s important to take every step possible to keep your fire apparatus up and running. Any time out of commission means danger to those who are in a fire. Scheduling preventive maintenance is vital to protecting your fleet from any maintenance disasters that may occur. Continue reading “Keep Your Fire Apparatus Fleet Running with a Preventive Maintenance Plan” »
Every year, millions of Americans get into car accidents. These can range from minor fender benders to deadly disasters. First responders to these scenes must be prepared to help save any survivors and get them out of any automobiles if they are trapped. Continue reading “Safety First: The Importance of Regular Extrication Tool Maintenance” »
Choosing the right fire apparatus is a crucial decision for your department and the safety of your community.
Whether you have a single fire truck or an entire fleet of specialized emergency vehicles, each apparatus must abide by minimal quality standards to ensure that it’s ready to respond on a moment’s notice. Continue reading “How Do You Choose the Right Fire Apparatus Parts?” »
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?” »
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.
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?” »
An air primer might not sound like the most exciting piece of firefighting equipment, but having the right primer during an emergency call can literally mean the difference between life and death.
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?” »