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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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More Thoughts on the Deck Gun

By Ricky Riley Usually not much thought is given to the deck gun as an offensive tool. It is more or less always classified as a defensive part of our fire attack. With fires seeming to be gaining a head ...

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The Rig: Everything Has a Place

By Ricky Riley Recently I have been posting a number of pictures on Twitter that show great ideas and designs for storing equipment on fire apparatus. The finished products look great, but what is not taken into account is all ...

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Thoughts on the Deck Gun

By Ricky Riley During recent purchases of new apparatus, we took a look at how we can deploy master stream devices off our new engines. What seems to be a growing unfortunate trend in the fire service is the alarming ...

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The Rig: It’s the Little Things

By Ricky Riley When trying to come up with ideas for this month’s Rig article, I spent a lot of time looking at our new delivery of engines. We were fortunate enough to purchase six engines over the last year ...

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The Rig: Thinking About the Mechanic

By Ricky Riley In the past when purchasing an engine for a career department or the volunteer firehouse, we usually were only concerned in getting the operational options that would make the apparatus perform better on the fireground and for ...

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The Rig: Down Under

By Ricky Riley There are a number of things departments can do to make their fire apparatus more functional. And, there are options and decisions that can make the units more dependable and reliable for the citizens we serve. We ...

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Aerial Fire Apparatus Jack Spotting

By Ricky Riley In a series of recent classes about truck company apparatus positioning, there has been a lot of discussion concerning the correct spotting of jacks/outriggers. Along with achieving the best position on the fireground for these vital pieces ...

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