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Considering Acquisition Costs of Fire Apparatus

Acquisition costs and the associated timelines vary greatly depending upon the methods used. Following are some points to consider before your next purchase.

The Apparatus Committee

The planning and meetings that go into this big-ticket item can be tedious and span many months—and that is even before you sign the contract with a manufacturer.

Specification Considerations

Most fire apparatus purchasing articles recommend writing precise and understandable specifications that are both measurable and comparable.

Pump Operations Checklist

Note that these instructions apply only to Waterous fire pumps and accessories.

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...

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