From The Drawing Board To The Engine Room Floor

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In the first installment of their Podcast series with the Apparatus Architects, Mike Wilbur and Tom Shand get down and dirty in their series "From The Drawing Board To Engine Room Floor With The Apparatus Architects."

Mike and Tom give talk about their observations of newly designed apparatus after returning from a recent fire service trade show. They will talk about new innovations and technologies that are available to fire departments who are currently looking to designs a new piece of apparatus. We will get updates on NFPA 1901 Standards that deal with fire apparatus design and manufacturing.

The second half of this show will deal with the best procedures to procure a new piece of fire apparatus. They will lead you in the direction of financial smarts to make sure that you don't pay for a piece of apparatus that you will never receive.

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