In a time when some other fire apparatus manufacturers are closing plants or businesses, Smeal has been acquiring businesses and adding staff.
Show and tell might be a kids game, but it works great for the fire service as a way to learn more about equipment and apparatus your neighboring fire departments have in the stations.
Summer is over and cold weather is here and chimney fires are around the corner. One Vermont man has made a product to help fight them.
There are many who work in the fire service industry who change companies and employers while still staying connected with firefighting and emergency services. They're part of the 'Velcro Club.'
Recalls of fire apparatus and equipment happen all the time. Defects, unfortunately, cause injury to firefighters and those responsible need to be accountable, but not punished.
The best way to get a feel of the different options and features of custom fire apparatus cabs is to get inside and check them out.