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Apparatus Articles

Preventive Maintenance 101

In essence, any good PM program worth its salt needs to start with the drivers/operators.

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.

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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