The Apparatus Architects: Accident Liability and Older Units

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Apparatus Architects Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur dedicate a good chunk of this podcast to several recent events that involved fire apparatus. From an engine that rolled into a lake, to a unit that was stolen from a manufacturing plant, the hosts discuss ways to avoid these situations. Another topic they'll tackle centers around the liability issues that surface when department and personal vehicles are involved in crashes.

Tom Shand talks about the challenges a Massachusetts department is facing as it starts thinking about replacing its 39-year-old ladder truck. He also holds a frank discussion about agreements between departments, and the issues that may arise when one has more modern equipment than the other.

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