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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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Pre-Con and Pre-Bid Meetings

By Bill Adams Fire apparatus pundits and industry experts forever praise the value of holding a preconstruction conference (meeting) before the build process begins on a new purchase. They claim it is the venue to resolve all items in the ...

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Young Crusader Pumper is Parade-Ready

CLICK ABOVE FOR A GALLERY OF THIS RIG >> By Ron Heal The Young Fire Equipment Corporation was in business from 1944 until 1991. The Buffalo, New York, area regional fire apparatus manufacturer built a full line of apparatus for ...

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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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Ask a Darley Engineer: Relief Valves

Q: What type of relief valves does Darley offer to protect the pump and operator? Answered by Wayne Hable, chief engineer, waynehable@darley.com A: We offer two types. A Darley discharge pressure relief valve is intended to only allow as much as a ...

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