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The Apparatus Architects: Ideas for Cost-Effective New Vehicles

October 20th, 2009


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The Apparatus Architects explore a number of ways to reduce the costs of new vehicles this month. From a quick and simple “bullet list” to a true evaluation based on need versus cost, Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur share several factors that can help make your next rig more affordable and highly functional.

Shand and Wilbur also answer several listener questions, including proper positioning of ladder trucks, the differences between single- and two-stage fire pumps and wheel chocks.

They explore recent news items, including the report detailing what happened when a fire captain was ejected from a pumper at a collision and a crash that ended up catching a tanker on fire.

Please send any apparatus specing or design questions, along with feedback to: podcast@firehouse.com.