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The Smart Fire Apparatus, Part 1

READ The Smart Fire Apparatus, Part 2 By Craig Weeks What is a smart fire apparatus? I had to ask myself this. Because as far as I am concerned, fire apparatus are only as smart as the specifications, construction, and operator. ...

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LAFD Major Emergency Wharf Fire

WILMINGTON—A stubborn wharf fire caused a brief evacuation of Los Angeles (CA) Port employees and closure of several shipping terminals on Monday evening. As the incident ensued, pervasive odor over a widespread area caused a brief impact on local schools, ...

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Keeping Your Apparatus Paint Intact

By PPG and KME Paint is the first line of defense in keeping fire apparatus in service and operating properly. In areas along the coast or in the winter belt where roads are treated, it’s even more critical. Untreated corrosion ...

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Preventive Maintenance 101

By Christian Koop Basic preventive maintenance (PM) for any type of apparatus should begin with a systematic approach. In essence, any good PM program worth its salt needs to start with the drivers/operators. Statistically, the drivers should be able to ...

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The Apparatus Committee

By Ricky Riley In almost all fire departments, other than building new fire stations, one of the biggest capital purchase items is the apparatus for the firefighters to ride on. Depending on your organization, this acquisition can be a rather ...

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