Cody Jordan, 34, a Gila Bend Fire Department paramedic for a year, was doing routine maintenance on one of the trucks when the cab fell on him Friday, Feb. 23, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office reported.
A city official said the fire department did not have a proper facility to support maintenance activities for fire equipment.
The change was needed because a vacancy and injury at the city’s mechanic shop left only one mechanic available to work.
In this article, we are going to discuss what packing and a mechanical seal are. But first we need to know what the purpose of these “seals” is in our pumping systems. To put it very simply, they keep the oil and water separated.
Brian Connely, a seasoned leader with 20 years of experience in the fire industry, will be responsible for supporting sales initiatives across all REV Fire brands.
The fire pump is arguably the most important piece of equipment on an engine, and pump manufacturers have specific guidelines for keeping fire pumps in the best working order. We spoke with two W.S. Darley & Company pump experts, Greg Field, vice president of pump manufacturing operations, and Shawn Kelly, training manager, about the subject and they gave us five preventive maintenance tips to keep your fire pump in top shape.
W.S. Darley and Company has partnered with Ford to develop a tactical command vehicle based on the new Ford Bronco platform. Peter Darley, Darley’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, says the tactical command vehicle is based on a 2023 Ford Bronco Badlands 4×4 with a Sasquatch off-road package, powered by a six-cylinder gasoline engine and a 10-speed automatic transmission. Wheelbase on the rig is 116 inches, overall length is 189 inches, and overall height is 74 inches.
The Santa Rosa Fire Department is set to receive two KME® 101-foot Tractor-Drawn AerialCats™ (TDA) to serve its area.
These two apparatus will serve as replacement trucks for the department.
Atoka decided on a SLR 75 built on a Monarch heavy-duty custom chassis with a 62-inch four-door extended cab and a 10-inch raised roof seating five firefighters, three of them in SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus) seats.
Last month, the Pedernales Fire Department (TX) visited Sutphen for final inspection of its new custom pumper. Take a walk-around with Battalion Chief Chad Kubin to learn more about this impressive unit.
An industrial setting requires fire trucks to flow a high volume of pressured water and foam at an extremely high rate of speed to elevated storage tanks and large processing facilities.