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The Apparatus Architects: Dick Young on the Evolution of Fire Apparatus

July 16th, 2010


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Hosts Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur talk with apparatus industry veteran Dick Young about his observations. Dick talks about time with Cayasler, Buffalo Fire Appliance and Young Fire Equipment companies and the evolution of apparatus in those years. From open cabs and Crusader cabs to snorkels and composite bodies.

Tom and Michael continue to discuss talk firefighter safety as Dick's passion to create PAC Tool Mounts company. He also shares his visions for the future of the fire apparatus industry. Please send any comments, questions or suggestions to podcast@firehouse.com.

See Tom Shand Live and Mike Wilbur Live! Tom and Mike will host the "Apparatus Architects" podcast with a variety of apparatus manufacturers Firehouse Expo on July 22. Stop by Room 313 at 10:15 a.m. to take part in the podcast. Tom and Mike will be presenting the following sessions: "Aerial Ladder & Tower Ladder Placement and Operation," "Apparatus Rebuilding: Apparatus Architects: Dick Young on the Evolution of Fire Apparatus Is this the Answer to Your Replacement Problem?," "Common Problems that Can Lead to Accidents, Overweight Apparatus, and Dangers Therein," and "Preventative Maintenance in Today's Economy" and "Driver Training With Your Eyes, Head, Hands and Feet!!" Tom will also be moderating "Managing Your Fleet Repairs."