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Zico Introduces Rotating Extrication Tool Holder

YARDLEY, PA – Ziamatic Corp. (Zico) introduces the Multiple Extrication Tool Holder, Model QM-MEH-1, a heavy-duty rotating platform capable of securing up to four extrication tools within a limited amount of compartment space. Adjustable mounting brackets accommodate most makes and ...

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Fire Apparatus Rollovers

In this article, we will examine some of the more serious safety issues faced by the fire apparatus operator. By reviewing recent case studies, it is apparent that our first topic should be that of fire apparatus rollovers. Rollovers are ...

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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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