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Purchasing Specifications or Textbook, Part 1

There is no logical justification for a purchaser to explain each infinitesimal feature of a component part, how it works, and why it is being specified. That rationalization should be done at a committee level. At the same time, it is not the APC’s job to explain to potential bidders how each widget specified works.

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Regional and Local Trade Show Benefits

At regional and local shows, most of the rigs are already bought. They’re mostly from local departments, and some are even in service. Potential buyers have the opportunity to observe exactly what other people purchased and often get to ask the end user why something was specified.

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2015 Rosenbauer Commander Rescue Pumper

Photos and Description by Lindsay Dye Engine 791 began as a demonstrator unit for Rosenbauer until September 2017. Princeton (TX) Fire Rescue contracted to purchase the apparatus at that time, and the engine was configured to meet the needs of ...

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