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Apparatus Purchasing Isn’t Always Easy

It is worth looking at some things that could happen—before specs are written and after a rig is delivered.

Time to Go Kick the Tires

FDIC 2015 International in Indianapolis, Indiana, provides us with the chance to see the latest and the greatest from every manufacturer known to the fire service.

VIDEO: Waterous Priming System

A lubrication option allows the use of Prime-Safe lubricant (priming tank is required when the lubrication option is selected).


SPECTRA lampheads are designed to deliver maximum scene and work area visibility.

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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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