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Durham (NC) Fire Department Engine Walkaround

Durham (NC) Fire Department Engine Walkaround

Take a walk around the Durham Fire Department's new Engine This is one of seven identical Sutphens destined for the Bull City. These newly designed apparatus are equipped with a green initiative auxiliary power unit for idle reduction and more. Thank you Durham Fire...

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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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Grab Handle Negligence?

Grab Handle Negligence?

By Bill Adams In the early 1980s, a New England firefighter fell off a rig and eventually died from his injuries. His family successfully sued the fire apparatus manufacturer that built the apparatus. It was a custom pumper with an open canopy cab that featured a...

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Miami-Dade (FL) Heavy Rescue

Miami-Dade (FL) Heavy Rescue

https://youtu.be/24tlzs5s0hQ When spec’ing its new Heavy Rescue, Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue chose a 26′ stainless steel SVI body mounted on a 20″ raised roof Sutphen 73″ chassis, which houses a 500 HP Cummins X12 engine. This walk-in rescue apparatus comes with an...

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Transverse Hose Storage

Transverse Hose Storage

Transverse hose storage for handlines has been around since the late 1940s. Commonly called crosslays and mattydales, they’re usually located immediately above or recessed into the top of a midship-mounted pump enclosure. Some are found on front bumper extensions and on the rear step–also known as the tailboard or more politically correct as the rear work platform. They all feature the principle of deploying the hose from either side of the rig. All are loaded from the top. It is irrelevant if the hose is preconnected. What is important is ensuring the intended hose fits, it is stored at a workable height, and can be deployed as intended. Adequate purchasing specifications will ensure so.

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Sutphen Enters the Tractor Drawn Aerial Market

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...

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Roll-Up Doors

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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