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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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Ask A Darley Engineer

What is the impact of recent EPA changes on diesel engine driven pumps?—Bill Davidson, Skeeter Brush Trucks For the past few months, I have been answering the same question, relative to availability of EPA-compliant diesel engines: “What diesel engines are available for sale in the U.S. Marketplace?”

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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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A Few Fire Apparatus Salesman Secrets

By Bill Adams In previous commentaries, I’ve mentioned that it is frustrating trying to interpret what specification writers are trying to say in specifications (specs) containing nebulous and confusing requirements. Extremely long, flamboyant, and hard-to-read verbiage can make the purchasing ...

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