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The Pump Choice for Fleets Across the Country

The Pump Choice for Fleets Across the Country

By Jason S. Darley The Darley LDMX-MT is making waves from the Milwaukee (WI) Fire Department to Baltimore County, Maryland, and now on the West Coast. The LDM is currently being installed at one of our OEM partner facilities for the California Office of Emergency...

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Darley 1.5AGE24K a Wildland Workhorse

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 impeller...

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

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

“We went to our dealer, Robert Stanley at Stevens Fire Equipment, and he had a 70-foot aerial platform quint demo that he brought over for us to examine,” says Todd Harden, Eden’s chief. “We were very pleased with the performance of the 75-foot aerial ladder quint we bought from Sutphen a few years ago, and decided to replace our 1991 Grumman Firecat 102-foot aerial platform with the Sutphen 70-foot platform.”

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FDIC International 2021: Access Steps and Handrails

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...

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

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....

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Darley PSM Pump Surging in Popularity

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 as new Darley...

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NFPA-Mandated LED Lightbars: Fact or Fallacy?

NFPA-Mandated LED Lightbars: Fact or Fallacy?

By Bill Adams A fact is a verifiable truth; fiction is not. A politically correct way of dodging the truth is to call a statement a fallacy. A fallacy can be defined as a misconception, a myth, sometimes a mistake, even a fairytale and “perhaps it’s something you...

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