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EVT Talk with Greg Moore

EVT Talk with Greg Moore

Moore cites areas he has seen such investment pay off, and also discusses how to educate department brass about the complexity of today’s rigs.

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EVT Talk with Kevin Roberts

EVT Talk with Kevin Roberts

Who keeps our rigs on the road? The mechanics or vehicle technicians do, and there is a path they can take to become Emergency Vehicle Technicians. Join Chris Mc Loone and Kevin Roberts, president of the EVT Certification Commission, to learn more about that path and about why EVTs are so important.

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Inside Darley: May/June 2024

Inside Darley: May/June 2024

This month we are sharing exciting updates from our biggest tradeshows across fire and defense, important updates regarding the H5N1 bird flu, the latest firefighting and municipal contract developments, legislation, and our third annual essay competition held in partnership with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

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Three Voltage Readings and Where We Find Them

Three Voltage Readings and Where We Find Them

Today, we will suggest some non-intrusive and time-saving tests. By performing these routinely, they can become second nature. These allow us to retrieve a significant amount of pertinent information and there may be times when these are the only tests needed.

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EV Tech Talk: What Happens When You Shift Out of Road Mode Into Pump Mode?

EV Tech Talk: What Happens When You Shift Out of Road Mode Into Pump Mode?

Fire department training divisions should include some input from the mechanical division. As a mechanic, I can’t teach someone the proper way to put out a fire. I’m not trained for that. In the same breath, firefighters aren’t expected to know how the equipment they use works mechanically. Although firefighters don’t need to understand how to fix the equipment, a general understanding of how something works affects how they use it.

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So, What Is a Voltage Drop Anyway?

So, What Is a Voltage Drop Anyway?

By Kevin Roberts “Voltage Drop” as a phrase has almost become a cliché, a series of words that is commonly used but not always well understood. In this article I will try to get below the surface. Let’s get so familiar with the Voltage Drop principle so that when we...

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