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KME Wildland Fire Apparatus Video

  In this video, Wildland Product Manger Doug Kelley provides the viewer with an idea of the range of products available from KME for wildland fire apparatus, as well as some practical advice for when your department specs one out.

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Politics and Purchasing Fire Trucks

By Bill Adams When making presentations on the subject of competitive bidding for fire apparatus, pundits and commentators predominantly expound upon the specification writing process itself. Diplomatically correct presenters emphasize adherence to, and dutifully list, applicable governmental rules and regulations ...

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5 Ways to Buy a Fire Truck

By Phil Gerace Fire departments continue to struggle with budgets and the ability to provide the expected fire and EMS response, especially for high-cost items like apparatus that range from $100,000 to over $1 million per vehicle. However, there are ...

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Affordable Industrial Fire Apparatus: Part 2

Affordable Industrial Fire Apparatus: Part 1 By Craig Weeks Apparatus Design and SpecificationsSo in Part 1, I gave you a brief overview of foam concentrates and proportioning systems, but what about the apparatus itself? Nearly every department with a late-model ...

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Please Put The Drill Down

By Ricky Riley It is a spectacular day when you and your department receive that brand new fire apparatus—all nice and shiny, engineered for perfection, and crafted with care by all the builders at the manufacturer of your choice. You ...

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Affordable Industrial Fire Apparatus: Part 1

Affordable Industrial Fire Apparatus: Part 2 By Craig Weeks I find it interesting that the least utilized fire apparatus are some of the most expensive. In this particular case, I’m talking about industrial fire suppression apparatus. Typically these apparatus are ...

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Hosebeds: the Lower the Better

As more and more departments concentrate on the quick and efficient delivery of water to the fire, they have begun to look at the storage and deployment of their primary attack lines and supply lines. Low hosebed construction brings many ...

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