The Apparatus Architects: New Rig Technology & Tool Mounting


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Hosts Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur talk about their observations from one of the first major trade shows, FDIC. They'll review some of the latest designs they saw at the Indianapolis event. Hear what they have to say about the placement of a data recorder in a truck.

While 2007 saw a 17 percent decrease in apparatus deliveries across the country, what's going on now?

Wilbur goes over the rash of crashes and other incidents. Recently, trucks have been stuck in mud and hit by blind drivers. And, firefighters continue to get behind the wheel after throwing down a few drinks.

The Apparatus Architects also will share their thoughts on proposed changes to the NFPA 1901 Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus that include significant requirements. The show wraps up with a discussion on the importance of mounting tools and equipment inside the cab. Tune in to hear what they suggest.

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NFPA 1901: Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus

Emergency Vehicle Response

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