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Choosing the Right Handline Nozzle

Over 30% of the new fire trucks built today include the ability to flow foam. This could be a compressed air foam system (CAFS), direct injected foam system, pre-mixed tank, or capability to educt foam using truck, inline or bypass ...

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Extending the Life of Your Handline Nozzles

Handline nozzles are an investment for every fire department. Typically much investigation, multiple demonstrations and many hours of collaboration have been put into which nozzles make it to the specification. Nozzles are the first line of defense in a fire ...

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Interpreting Load Charts

All aerial devices, per NFPA code, include a Load Limit Indicator, commonly referred to as a “Load Chart.”  This chart is required to be on all aerial devices in clear view of the operator, and must show the recommended safe ...

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Scene Lighting

LED seems to be the latest buzz word when it comes to emergency scene lighting. There are some really good reasons to look at LEDs, but good old fashioned halogen technology may be all your department needs. Halogen scene lights ...

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Choosing a Nozzle

The nozzle is an important part of the firefighting system. The selection of the nozzle to be used by the department should depend upon the tactics and performance required. You should decide what you want your nozzle to do before ...

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Weighing In on Apparatus GVWs

When buying new apparatus, don’t let weight become a final inspection headache.  Thinking beyond the numbers on the doorplate helps build a truck that will meet performance, operability and safety needs, from the fire station to the fire ground – ...

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Ten Apparatus Purchasing Mistakes

The acquisition of new fire apparatus can be a daunting task for fire departments and is loaded with opportunities for missteps. Decision makers must consider changing regulations, new technologies, training challenges, maintenance costs, finance options, supplier viability, political ramifications and ...

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