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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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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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Detroit (MI) Fire Department Ferrara Cinder 1,500/500 Pumpers

Photographer Steve Redick was recently in Detroit, Michigan, and was able to work in a photo shoot of the Detroit (MI) Fire Department‘s new pumpers. The rigs are part of an order the department placed with Ferrara Fire Apparatus. The new pumpers are built on Cinder cabs and chassis and feature 500-gallon tanks, modular bodies, and 1,500-gpm pumps.

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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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