The National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 1900 Standard for Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Vehicles, Automotive Fire Apparatus, Wildland Fire Apparatus and Automotive Ambulances becomes effective Jan. 1, 2024. It is not an easy read and it will not fit in your back pocket.
David Rea, Cortland’s chief, says the department wanted to replace a pumper that Cortland had outgrown in terms of how much equipment they wanted to carry. “We purchased a new rescue-pumper from Sutphen Corp. through the Ohio State Term Schedule, which is a cooperative purchasing program that Sutphen participates in,” Rea says.
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...
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.
Limestone (OK) Fire Protection District had W.S. Darley & Co. build two wet light rescues on RAM 5500 4×4 chassis with four-door cabs powered by 6.7-liter Cummins I6 diesel engines and Aisin six-speed automatic transmissions.
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.
The size an OEM is not necessarily reflective of the quality of the apparatus manufactured, nor does the size of a local dealership indicate the expertise and knowledge of its vendor that knocks on your firehouse door.
The Detroit Fire Department (DFD) has officially reached Darley Demander status, setting the pace for Departments making the switch to Darley pumps.
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National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1901, Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus, does not require an onboard generator on any of its various apparatus classifications. Nor does it require one under what specific minor equipment “shall be available” before a rig is placed in service.
Located in Winchester, Virginia, Interstate Rescue will sell and service Sutphen apparatus throughout the commonwealth.
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