Wildland
Darley and Ford Partner to Develop Data-Driven Tactical Command Vehicle

Darley and Ford Partner to Develop Data-Driven Tactical Command Vehicle

W.S. Darley and Company has partnered with Ford to develop a tactical command vehicle based on the new Ford Bronco platform. Peter Darley, Darley’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, says the tactical command vehicle is based on a 2023 Ford Bronco Badlands 4×4 with a Sasquatch off-road package, powered by a six-cylinder gasoline engine and a 10-speed automatic transmission. Wheelbase on the rig is 116 inches, overall length is 189 inches, and overall height is 74 inches.

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Deciphering and Navigating NFPA 1900

Deciphering and Navigating NFPA 1900

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.

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Darley Wildland Pumps Power Progressive Hoselays in Wildland Applications

Darley Wildland Pumps Power Progressive Hoselays in Wildland Applications

For decades Darley PTO (power takeoff) pumps have been used in wildland firefighting by many state and federal agencies to eliminate the need for booster pumps in wildland firefighting scenarios. These PTO pumps are most notably used in Type 3 vehicles, in many cases eliminating or at minimum lessening, the necessity for wildland firefighters to hump booster pumps up steep terrain commonly found in the areas where wildland fires are prevalent.

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The Fast Attack Answer to Brush Fires

The Fast Attack Answer to Brush Fires

  By Darley Team   In wildland operations getting water to the fire is half the battle. Fires can spring up anywhere and can grow out of control before they reach an area that standard apparatus would be able to access. Wildland firefighters need a system...

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Ask a Darley Engineer

Ask a Darley Engineer

Depending on the brand of engine, the new tier 4 engine can mean a number of new exhaust aftertreatment considerations when laying out and installing a diesel-powered pump.

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