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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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Roll-Up Doors

Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment publishes a monthly list showing photos of about two dozen new apparatus deliveries. In the last three months, 66% of the deliveries featured roll-up compartment doors, 23% had hinged doors, and 11% had a combination of both.

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Two Sutphen Customers Running All Sutphen Engines, Aerial in Fleets

Two longtime customers of Sutphen Corp., the Dearborn (MI) Fire Department and Clemson (SC) Fire and EMS, are running only Sutphen engines and aerials in their fire response fleets, and praise the family-owned company for its quality products and strong relationships with its customers.

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What Is A Light Rescue Truck?

In comparing dozens of OEMs’ Web sites, there is no common industry-wide description for a light rescue except for the intimation they’re support rather than suppression vehicles.

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Sutphen Delivers SPH 100 Aerial Platform Quint

Sutphen built this SPH 100 aerial platform quint for the LaVale (MD) Fire Department. The rig is powered by a Cummins 500-hp X12 engine and an Allison Gen 5 4000 EVS automatic transmission.

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Darley Builds WASP Max for North Evans (NY) Fire District

The North Evans WASP Max is powered by a 330-hp 6.7-liter diesel engine; has Super Single wheels and tires and a suspension lift package; and has a 320-gallon water tank, a 25-gallon Class A foam tank, and a FoamPro 2001 foam system.

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What Are These Alphabet Trade Associations?

What they do may undoubtedly affect fire apparatus design, requirements, and capabilities in the future. It might be advisable to stay abreast of their activities.

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