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Affordable Industrial Fire Apparatus: Part 2

I am not discounting the big apparatus. But, what about a medium-duty flatbed truck and sealed bulk liquid totes?

Please Put The Drill Down

What makes me cringe is when I see departments just pick up the drill and start putting holes in the walls and floors of their brand new units—holes that we can never undo after they are there.

Apparatus Tool Mounting

Compartment Tool Mounting Ideas

Affordable Industrial Fire Apparatus: Part 1

Cost is just one issue associated with these rigs. Other issues include staffing, training, high maintenance, and concentrate shelf life.

Training Guides

Potential of UHP Systems in Aircraft Firefighting

The key to UHP’s effectiveness appears to be primarily the small droplet size. Because the droplets are smaller, and because there are more of them...

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 ...

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