Apparatus Architects

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  • Apparatus Architects: State of the Industry & New Innovations

    Apparatus Architects Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur discuss the state of the fire apparatus industry and explore some innovations that they have seen.

    Podcast • May 1st, 2014

  • Apparatus Architects: FDIC Recap and Emergency Vehicle News

    Apparatus Architects Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur talk about the new fire apparatus and innovations that they found while walking the show floor at FDIC. Listen as they name their pick for the "Star of the Show" The two not only detail the recently...

    Podcast • May 14th, 2012

  • Apparatus Architects: 5 Apparatus Specing Mistakes

    Apparatus Architects Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur review that they have found as the top five mistakes that fire departments make when they begin designing and specifying their next fire apparatus.

    Podcast • June 5th, 2014

  • Apparatus Architects: Updating Rigs for Limited Staffing & Finding Funds

    Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur discuss

    Podcast • March 23rd, 2012

  • Apparatus Architects: Hampden Twp, PA, Fleet Manager Donn Gutshall

    Apparatus Architects Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur talk with Donn Gutshall, who serves as the fleet manager for Hampden Township in Cumberland County, PA. He is responsible for over 400 vehicles, including fire apparatus and ambulances. Listen as he...

    Podcast • January 27th, 2012

  • Apparatus Architects: Making Safety Inexpensive & Lessons from 2011

    Hosts Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur reflect on 2011 and share several lessons that they learned about specing and bidding new apparatus that they picked up in their work. They also share some savvy tips for saving money while improving safety...

    Podcast • December 15th, 2011

  • Apparatus Architects: When are Rigs Too Big?

    Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur discuss answer the question "when is a fire truck too big?" in this month's edition of the Apparatus Architects. Listen as the two discuss the changes in apparatus and how they have impacted the overall size of the vehicles...

    Podcast • November 2nd, 2011

  • Apparatus Architects: 2011 Manufacturer's Roundtable

    Apparatus Architects Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur hosted the fifth annual Apparatus Manufacturers Roundtable at the Firehouse Expo in Baltimore in July.  This year's guests included: Sean Duffy of Plastisol Composites Jason Witmier of KME  Jim...

    Podcast • September 20th, 2011

  • Apparatus Architects: How NFPA 1901 Impacts Apparatus Design & Aerial Ladder Chat

    This month on the Apparatus Architects, the hosts share what they consider to be the most important standards set by NFPA 1901, the emergency vehicle standard. Listen as Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur discuss sealbelt monitors, vehicle data records...

    Podcast • June 7th, 2011

  • Apparatus Architects: Final Inspections & Diesel Fuel Issues

    The Apparatus Architects focus on the importance of final inspections for your new apparatus. Tom Shand and Mike Wilbur share advice on preparations for the final inspections, based on their years of experience. Listen as they offer proven tips and...

    Podcast • May 19th, 2011

  • Apparatus Architects: Roundup of New Rigs, Innovations at FDIC

    Apparatus Architects Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur focus on the new fire apparatus and innovations found on the exhibit floor at FDIC. The two take listeners on a virtual working tour of the floor and go booth-by-booth to detail the latest apparatus...

    Podcast • April 22nd, 2011

  • The Apparatus Architects: New Vehicles Unveiled at Firehouse World

    Tom Shand hosts this month's podcast alone as colleague Mike Wilbur is off in the Pacific at a training program. He talks about the new fire apparatus that were on display at Firehouse World in California last week. He takes listeners on a virtual...

    Podcast • March 11th, 2011

  • Apparatus Architects: Engineering Meetings Tips & Tool Mounting

    Hosts Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur discuss the importance of equipment layout in specing and share critical tips preparing for an engineering conference. The two review several recent accidents involving fire apparatus, including a lawsuit filed by a...

    Podcast • February 1st, 2011

  • The Apparatus Architects: Body Construction & Design

    Hosts Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur look talk with veteran apparatus builder and design Keith Purdy about body construction this month. Purdy is President of Plastisol North America and former regional manager with American LaFrance and Saulsbury Fire...

    Podcast • December 15th, 2010

  • The Apparatus Architects: Competitive Bids & Winterizing Apparatus

    Apparatus Architects Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur start off the podcast with look at winterizing fire apparatus. They discuss the use of snow and ice chains and how to properly bed an aerial ladder when it's covered in ice. They move to an in-depth...

    Podcast • November 17th, 2010

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