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Is Fire Truck Sandbagging Ethical?

By Bill Adams Sandbagging is a term often heard when playing cards and sports. It’s a term that isn’t necessarily deceitful, although it can be. In the world of fire apparatus purchasing, sandbagging happens all the time, although it’s not ...

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Gallery: 2018 Ferrara Cinder Pumper

Photos and description by Lindsay Dye Engine 1 began service on March 16, 2018, with the Lowry Crossing (TX) Volunteer Fire Department. The rig is built on a Ferrara Cinder cab and chassis with an 8-inch raised roof. Seating for ...

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Dimmable Warning Lights: Part 2

By Bill Adams “Dimmable Warning Lights” is a misleading title. I originally thought the proposed changes to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1901, Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus were to allow dimming warning lights in the blocking the right-of-way mode. ...

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2017 E-ONE Cyclone II Aerial

Truck 451 was placed into service with the University Park (TX) Fire Department in the spring of 2017.  The cab (raised roof) is the Cyclone II X medium model mounted on a Cyclone II chassis. 

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Dimmable Warning Lights, Part 1

By Bill Adams Mentioning warning lights and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 1901) Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus in the same sentence might elicit emotional and occasional irrational statements from firefighters, the NFPA safety gurus (not a derogatory term), and ...

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Top 5 Posts from “The Rig” in 2018

Enjoy looking back on the top five posts of 2018 from “The Rig.”   Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue Department Taking Delivery of Six Clean Cab Concept Rescue-Pumpers The Rig: It’s the Little Things Gallery: Rigs on the Show Floor at ...

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