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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 offers its renown mid-mount design, ...

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Unruly Apparatus Purchasing Committees

  By Bill Adams A career in fire apparatus sales is not complete until you’ve bumped heads with a bull-headed, know-it-all, don’t-question-my-authority apparatus purchasing committee (APC) member or fire chief. Its immaterial if the chief and committee is volunteer or ...

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More on Ineffective Truck Committees

By Bill Adams The first segment about ineffective apparatus purchasing committees (APCs) described one fictional fire district as an authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) that served as its own purchasing committee. The article ended with the comment that an unfettered APC ...

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