The Apparatus Architect: Part 17

In the last installment of The Apparatus Architect (October 2003), we discussed the importance of planning and evaluation in the process of developing specifications for the purchase of a new ladder company apparatus. While we might possess the technical experience to develop specifications for a new pumper, many of us have never had the responsibility to act as part of a truck committee to spec out a new ladder truck. Learning experiences can be costly and difficult to correct, unless we