Emergency Vehicles & Operations

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  • New Deliveries 5/14

    NUTLEY , NJ, ENGINE COMPANY 3 has been assigned a Rosenbauer pumper built on a Spartan Force chassis and featuring a 350-hp Cummins engine, 1, 500-gpm Hale pump, 500-gallon water tank and LED warning lights. Photo by Ron Jeffers Indicate 2XX...

    Article • June 1st, 2014

  • Firehouse Roundtable: Apparatus Maintenance

    Fire apparatus, like most mechanical objects, have life expectancies and at some point during that period there will be a day of reckoning. Is it time to repair and refurbish or send it down the road?     As the economy traveled further down...

    Article • January 1st, 2014

  • The Apparatus Architect

    During the past few months, there has been a spirited national discussion about healthcare and the leading causes of obesity in adults across the country. No matter which side of the political aisle you may be on, there is little doubt that our nation’s...

    Article • July 1st, 2013

  • New Deliveries 5/13

    THE UPPER FREDERICK TOWNSHIP, PA, FIRE COMPANY has taken delivery of a Darley Vision pumper-tanker built on a Spartan MetroStar chassis. The unit features a 450-hp Cummins ISL9 engine, Allison 3000EVS transmission, 1,500-gpm Darley EM pump...

    Article • May 1st, 2013

  • New Deliveries 4/13

    THE ST. PETE BEACH, FL, FIRE DEPARTMENT has taken delivery of an E-ONE Sidestacker 78-foot aerial built on an E-ONE Cyclone II chassis. Components include a 450-hp Cummins ISL engine, Allison EVS3000 transmission, 1,500-gpm Waterous CSU150 pump...

    Article • April 1st, 2013

  • Maintenance Roundtable

    When it comes to fire apparatus maintenance, you would be correct to think that equipment required to meet emissions standards was challenging. You would also be correct to think that aging apparatus are causing headaches, but one of the biggest issues...

    Article • January 1st, 2013

  • New Deliveries 1/13

    THE VALLEY FORGE, PA, VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY has taken delivery of a Spartan ERV pumper built on a Spartan Gladiator chassis and equipped with a 2,000-gpm Waterous pump, 1,000 gallon UPF Poly Tank III tank, 20-kilowatt Harrison generator, Kussmaul Auto...

    Article • January 1st, 2013

  • Turbo Diesel Engine

    FORD’s all-new Transit full-size van, which goes on sale in late 2013, will be offered with a new, clean-running 3.2-liter Power Stroke five-cylinder diesel engine. The new diesel, Ford’s second in North America, already has established a proven...

    Product • January 1st, 2013

  • Apparatus Roundtable: Manufacturers Roundtable

    It should be no surprise the soft economy is affecting the fire apparatus market. Manufacturers say fire departments are looking for apparatus that can do more with less, lower maintenance costs and high-quality rigs that will last longer than a budget...

    Article • November 1st, 2012

  • New Deliveries 7/12

    THE LUTHERVILLE FIRE COMPANY in Baltimore County, MD, has taken delivery of a Pierce pumper built on a Pierce Arrow XT chassis powered by a 500-hp Detroit Diesel engine. Components include a 1,500-gpm Hale Qmax pump, 1,000-gallon UPF Poly Tank IIE tank...

    Article • July 1st, 2012

  • FDNY Special Apparatus


    News • August 31st, 2011

  • Good News: Line-of-Duty Deaths Down in 2010

      A year ago, this column touted the fact that firefighter line-of-duty deaths had fallen to their lowest levels in years. We also said that although this news was encouraging, one year a trend does not make.

    Article • February 26th, 2011

  • Winter Driving Tips for Apparatus Operators


    Article • December 28th, 2010

  • Firehouse® Roundtable: Multi-Purpose Apparatus

      When the economy is weak, or faltering, as it has been for the past couple of years, people try to cut back and make what they have go further and do more. There's no exception when it comes to fire apparatus. As the economy continues to...

    Article • December 27th, 2010

  • The Apparatus Architect

    Part 46: How Do You Justify a New Apparatus During These Tight Economic Times?

    Article • July 1st, 2010

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