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Meeting the Intent of NFPA 1901

By Bill Adams During the apparatus purchasing process, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1901, Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus, is the accepted “bible” for fire departments and apparatus manufacturers (OEMs). Unfortunately, both can interpret it differently when there’s a claim ...

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Observing Data and Traffic Control

By Bill Adams After cruising several apparatus manufacturers’ Web sites and attending local and regional fire service trade shows, I’ve noticed many apparatus manufacturers are making modifications in the various ways they address the marketplace. Some are quite obvious while ...

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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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Rig of the Day: Ferrara Medium-Duty Rescue Truck

This Ferrara medium-duty rescue truck has been delibered to the Union Convent Volunteer Fire Department in Convent, Louisiana. It is built on a Freightliner cab and chassis and features an extruded aluminum body. For more recent Ferrara Fire Appparatus deliveries, visit https://www.ferrarafire.com/delivered/.

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