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Elkhart (IN) Fire Department Gets SPH 100 Aerial Platform from Sutphen

Elkhart aerial

By Alan M. Petrillo The Elkhart (IN) Fire Department covers the 32-square mile city of Elkhart with 140 paid firefighters working out of seven stations, and running six engines, one quint, one aerial platform, and three ambulances as front-line apparatus. ...

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NFPA 1901 & FAMA Signs: Sensible or Nonsensical? Part 2

Commonsense signage on fire apparatus

By Bill Adams Part 1 illustrated this writer’s opinion that the requirement for and installation of “warning signs” on fire apparatus could be scrutinized. This part further investigates the whys and wherefores of providing signage. There is no intent to ...

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Sutphen Enters the Tractor Drawn Aerial Market

   DUBLIN, OHIO – Sutphen Corporation, the largest family-owned fire apparatus manufacturer in the nation, announces the launch of the Sutphen tractor drawn aerial. Adding to Sutphen’s expansive family of aerials, the 131-year-old, family-owned business offers its renown mid-mount design, ...

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Darley Builds CAFS Quick-Attack Truck for East Avon, NY

By Alan M. Petrillo East Avon (NY) Fire Department always was a believer in equipping its apparatus with foam systems, especially for industrial applications and for motor vehicle fires, but hesitated to get into compressed air foam systems (CAFS) until ...

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NFPA 1901 & FAMA Signs: Sensible or Nonsensical? Part 1

Climbing sign

By Bill Adams The tones dropped and everyone headed for the rig. The chauffer fired up the motor as the lieutenant impatiently waited for the crew to load up. One jumped in behind the officer’s seat while two others stood ...

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