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Apparatus Technology: Part 2

I believe there is a good balance between high tech and traditional technology when it comes to fire apparatus specifications, but that point of balance does have variables that depend on department-specific operations.

Apparatus Technology: Part 1

Today’s modern fire apparatus, although quite impressive and able to do some amazing things, require a lot of electric power to function properly.

VIDEO: KME | Commercial Chassis Options LACOFD

This video covers commercial chassis options as seen on a Peterbilt 6 6 LACOFD Water Tender with a drop frame chassis. This Tanker was designed specifically to meet the demands of Los Angeles County (CA) Fire Department, CA.

The Up-Front on Bumper Extensions

Keep these tips in mind when it comes to a bumper extension for your next apparatus specification.

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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 tr...

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 mu...

Anatomy of a Fire Pump

Understanding the anatomy of a fire pump can be a key to maintaining a long-lasting, strong-running pump for many years. This article will discuss ...

Wireless Headsets Permeate All Areas of Response

Firefighters have enjoyed wireless connectivity through their desktop computers, laptops, smart phones, and notepads for a while. Now they are usin...

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