Innovative Rigs on the Street: North Bailey's Commercial Pumper

For many years fire apparatus were traditionally built on commercial chassis as they were readily available and could easily be adapted for different fire service applications. During World War II, with all manufacturing efforts designated to provide...


TOM SHAND is a 37-year veteran of the fire service having served with departments in Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York. He has worked in the fire apparatus industry since 1985, including 15 years with Saulsbury Fire Apparatus. He is a contributing editor to Fire Apparatus Journal and Firehouse Magazine and works with Mike Wilbur at Emergency Vehicle Response. He co-hosts the Apparatus Architects podcast with Wilbur, based on their column in Firehouse Magazine.