Apparatus Architects

  • The Apparatus Architects: Proper Maintenance and Operations for Emergency Vehicles

    The Apparatus Architects focus on firefighter and emergency vehicle safety as they close out June and the Firefighter Safety, Health & Survival Week. Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur look at a variety of NFPA Standards, including 1911, 1912, 1931 and 1962...

    Podcast • June 30th, 2009

  • The Apparatus Architects: Ladder Truck Replacement Options

    Hosts Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur discuss options for departments that are looking to replace a ladder truck, but are short on available funds. They explore options such as purchasing a used truck, alternative funding and rebuilding the current unit...

    Podcast • May 26th, 2009

  • The Apparatus Architects: Program Pumpers, Fire Truck Collisions and American LaFrance

    This edition of The Apparatus Architects is packed with industry news, including the latest on American LaFrance. The hosts expand their April Firehouse Magazine column on program fire apparatus designs and a host of accidents. Hosts Tom Shand and...

    Podcast • April 25th, 2009

  • The Apparatus Architects: Vehicle Maintenance & The Boston Report

    This month's edition of The Apparatus Architects focuses on emergency vehicle maintenance operations in light of the recent report on the Boston Fire Department's fatal ladder truck crash. Hosts Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur discuss the report, written...

    Podcast • March 20th, 2009

  • The Apparatus Architects: What is Your Weight?

    This edition of Apparatus Architects focuses on the issues of apparatus weight before and after delivery. Hosts Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur compare the importance of your physical check ups with those of the vehicles you drive. They offer ideas to keep...

    Podcast • February 26th, 2009

  • The Apparatus Architects: FDSOA Symposium and 2010 Engine News

    Hosts Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur review issues that surfaced during the recent Fire Department Safety Officers Association's (FDSOA) apparatus symposium. Hear Jim Juneau's version of the Ten Commandments for emergency vehicle response. You'll also...

    Podcast • February 1st, 2009

  • The Apparatus Architects: Operating in Cold Weather

    This edition of the Apparatus Architects focuses on cold weather operations for emergency vehicles. As an unusually strong winter has been hitting all parts of the county, every emergency vehicle operator and officer should tune in to this podcast to...

    Podcast • December 27th, 2008

  • The Apparatus Architects: Manufacturer's Roundtable from Firehouse Expo

    In this special edition of the Apparatus Architects, Tom Shand and Mike Wilbur talk with several representatives of fire apparatus manufacturers. Joining the Apparatus Architects are: Jim Salmi from Crimson Fire Dave Fornell from HME Jason...

    Podcast • December 8th, 2008

  • The Apparatus Architects: Replacement Plans and New Purchases

    With budget cuts on the horizon, the Apparatus Architects offer tips as you prepare your department's presentation to city officials. Tune in to hear what Tom Shand and Mike Wilbur have to say. They also answer a listener's question regarding the...

    Podcast • November 26th, 2008

  • The Apparatus Architects: Cab Safety

    This edition of the Apparatus Architects focuses on cab design and safety. Hosts Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur discuss the importance of securing equipment in the cab area. In a rollover, flying gear can cause serious injuries. They also talk about...

    Podcast • October 27th, 2008

  • The Apparatus Architects: Managing the Syracuse Fire Department Fleet

    On this segment of the Apparatus Architects, hosts Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur talk with Capt. Dave Ogden of the Syracuse, NY, Fire Department. The veteran firefighter is now supervising the department's shops. Capt. Ogden talks about the maintenance...

    Podcast • September 12th, 2008

  • The Apparatus Architects: Budget Concerns and Inspection Trips

    This month's edition of the Apparatus Architects looks at the important role of the in-process and final inspections. While some city hall workers believe these trips are not justifiable, skipping these vital visits can be costly. They often wind up...

    Podcast • July 3rd, 2008

  • The Apparatus Architects: Rig Replacement Programs and Current Trends

    In this month's edition of the Apparatus Architects, hosts Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur take a look at some of the recent trends in new units being purchased. One of the new trends is the ever increasing size of pumpers. They discuss the features...

    Podcast • June 4th, 2008

  • The Apparatus Architects: New Rig Technology & Tool Mounting

    Hosts Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur talk about their observations from one of the first major trade shows, FDIC. They'll review some of the latest designs they saw at the Indianapolis event. Hear what they have to say about the placement of a data recorder...

    Podcast • May 5th, 2008

  • The Apparatus Architects: Protecting Your Assets

    This edition of the Apparatus Architects opens with an update on the fire apparatus industry. The hosts will explore ways that can help you avoid major losses if your equipment order is not completed. Hosts Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur review the latest...

    Podcast • April 7th, 2008