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The Pump Body: the Unsung Hero

It is the body of the pump that allows the fire pump to supply continuous water flow.

Extend the Life of Your Pump with Tips from the Pros

This article covers the Waterous recommendation along with several other pros and cons related to running the pump dry or wet in cold weather environments.

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Pump System Trends on Multipurpose Fire Apparatus

Since many departments now see fewer actual fire calls, the pump is one area where space may be available to save for other equipment or to shorten the wheelbase without losing capabilities.

LAFD Engine 49 Working at arecent Los Angeles (CA) wharf fire

LAFD Major Emergency Wharf Fire

The cause of the fire is considered accidental, attributed to a welder's torch.

Training Guides

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...

Evaluating Foam Systems

This article discusses technical and functional details about foam proportioners to help fire departments determine the best choice for their opera...

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