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Dimmable Warning Lights Extinguished?

By Bill Adams From the July 2019 Fire Engineering: “The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards Council has announced that the information in the NFPA 114 Emergency Response and Responder Safety (ERRS) standards, guides, and recommended practices will be consolidated ...

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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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“Safe Cab” Trade-Offs

By Bill Adams At the FDIC International 2019, several apparatus manufacturers addressed both physical and gaseous carcinogens in crew cabs. Noteworthy were introductions in compartmentation by both REV’s E-ONE and Rosenbauer-America. I am totally in favor of innovations, devices, and ...

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L-Tank Weight Considerations

By Bill Adams Pundits and commentators expound on the firematic benefits of using L-shaped booster tanks on pumpers. Apparatus manufacturers (OEMs) promote rigs with “New York City style” low hosebeds. (See Apparatus Purchasing: FDNY-Style Hosebeds, http://www.fireapparatusmagazine.com/articles/print/volume-22/issue-9/features/apparatus-purchasing-fdny-style-hosebeds.html.) No side is taken ...

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Tribute Graphics on Fire Apparatus

  In recent years, graphics on fire apparatus have evolved to include tributes. From the ubiquitous “We will never forget” to simple initials to remember an particularly active or skilled fire apparatus operator, one place where departments can get ideas ...

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