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Darley 1.5AGE24K a Wildland Workhorse

By Jason S. Darley The Darley 1.5AGE24K has earned its position as a best-in-class wildland firefighting pump and continues to demonstrate why it maintains a strong market lead. The 1.5AGE pump is a high-pressure, low-volume, single-stage pump with a single ...

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Sutphen Delivers Aerial Ladder Quint, Custom Pumper to Eden (NC) Fire Department

By Alan M. Petrillo The Eden (NC) Fire Department needed to replace an early-1990s aerial platform because the department couldn’t get maintenance parts for it anymore, so it turned to Sutphen Corp. because Eden was very happy with the aerial ...

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FDIC International 2021: Access Steps and Handrails

By Bill Adams After a year’s hiatus, the Fire Department Instructor’s Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, IN, had numerous apparatus on display from multiple vendors. In addition to unveiling new products and apparatus designs, most rigs were equipped with traditional accoutrements ...

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Darley EM Pump Continues to Hold Its Own in Major Metro Fire Departments

By Jason S. Darley In 2013, a trend of many major metropolitan fire departments making the switch to Darley pumps began with the Charlotte (NC) Fire Department committing to move to a Darley EM 2000 pump. Many other departments, including ...

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Sutphen Builds Identical Pumpers for Two North Greenbush (NY) Fire District No. 1 Departments

By Alan M. Petrillo North Greenbush (NY) Fire District No. 1 is comprised of two departments—Defreestville Fire Department and Wynantskill Fire Department—that cover the town of North Greenbush in Rensselaer County, encompassing almost 19 square miles with a population of ...

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Darley Announces Availability of Smart Bottle®

Itasca, IL, July 13, 2021 – Darley, in partnership with KRW, has available three sizes of the Smart Bottle, a ruggedized, BPA-free, collapsilble bottle that stores flat but stands upright even when partially filled. It is ideal for disaster response ...

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NFPA-Mandated Flash Rates: Fast, Slow, or Not at All?

By Bill Adams This article is not an accusation that the writers of the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 1901 Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus purposely promulgate requirements that are conflicting, divergent, or confusing. They just appear to be. Perhaps ...

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Darley PSM Pump Surging in Popularity

By Jason S. Darley The Darley PSM 1500 Pump has continued to surge in popularity with many fire departments. Both the Detroit (MI) Fire Department and Boston (MA) Fire Department have been featured in recent Darley “We Switched” advertising campaigns ...

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Video: Walk-Around of Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue’s Hazmat

If you missed Monday’s live walk-around of Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue’s Hazmat, view the video right here or scroll down. To see and engage in the chat feature of the webinar platform, visit svitrucks.com/svi-live-series. Riding on a Sutphen Monarch chassis, ...

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KIMTEK Unveils Large Capacity Firelite® FDHP-303-300 Brush Truck Skid Unit

May 25, 2021 –  Orleans, VT – KIMTEK has added a large capacity model to its brush truck series skid unit lineup. The new Series FIRELITE® FDHP-303-300 skid unit is desired by departments needing larger water capacity, affordable brush truck units ...

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