The Business Behind Firefighting
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.
The quest continues for the perfect pumper for a small rural fire department with the second meeting of an apparatus committee.
In April, Pierce will unveil a new cab and chassis and Firehouse staff were invited to take a sneak peek during a factory tour.
While American LaFrance may have had a storied past, its future looks pretty bleak.
While controversial, an ad on an fire apparatus is a creative way to raise funds, especially for cash strapped volunteer fire departments.
Writing an AFG grant is a little like playing the lottery. With a little luck, you might get some money, but you've got to "buy the ticket" to win.
Firefighters may not be Ghostbusters, but they are the ones called when something happens in the neighborhood. So be ready for anything to remain relevant.
Firefighting, “as seen on TV” is cool, to a point. It’s OK to get sucked up into the show story lines, but use caution when basing purchasing decisions on star power alone.
Robots fighting fire? Preposterous, you might say. But wait a minute, the future is here and autonomous fighting machines are making their way into the fire service in a big way.
Fire service trade shows continue to be a great place to see new products and Firehouse Expo 2013 in Baltimore was no exception.
Fire departments shouldn't consider purchasing a chore. Firefighters should enjoy the process and recognize it as chance to try out new stuff and have some fun.