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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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VIDEO: PyroLance System

  The Pyrolance System uses technology that provides crews with a unique ability to access, cool, and extinguish the source of any fire. With the system, a firefighter on the exterior of a structure deploys a high-pressure water jet into ...

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Apparatus Purchasing Isn’t Always Easy

By Bill Adams Nirvana Nirvana, that state of bliss and harmony where everyone gets along, can be an illusion in the fire truck world. Most trade journal articles featuring new apparatus describe the purchasing process as a utopian experience void ...

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Time to Go Kick the Tires

By Ricky Riley The day to visit the largest display of fire apparatus in Northern America is quickly approaching. FDIC 2015 International in Indianapolis, Indiana, provides us with the chance to see the latest and the greatest from every manufacturer ...

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VIDEO: Whipline Bumper Turret

  The KME Whipline Bumper Turret was designed with wildland customers in mind, this turret moves as fast as your arm and mimics the motion of a firefighter holding a nozzle. The turret moves as quickly as the operator’s hand, ...

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