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Darley has developed a new apparatus that can handle a variety of emergencies at a disaster scene, including medical emergencies and transport, water purification, rescue operations and fire suppression.

Darley Develops Specialized Disaster Response Vehicle

Nov. 26, 2014
Darley has constructed a new multi-purpose vehicle for use in emergency responses where many critical needs emerge and are in short supply.

Articles & News

Photo by Tom W. Shand
At one time, the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base operated a number of these rebuilt American General M813A1 wildland rigs. These units were designed with a floating tank cradle, which enabled the vehicles to safely ascend steep grades. Note the protective roll bar around the forward-facing crew seats.

Military Wildland Apparatus

Nov. 14, 2022
Tom Shand explains the origins and evolution of apparatus for the U.S. Army, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Marines and the U.S. Navy.
Photo by Craig Jackson
Not only has the marketplace for ambulances been turned on its ear from a financial and production standpoint, but information about the way by which circumstances are evolving can change daily.

Ambulance Chassis: Wait Times Soar, Costs Skyrocket

June 20, 2022
James Philips tells of the challenging marketplace that fire departments face when it comes to acquiring ambulances, whether new, remounted or used.
Photo courtesy of Mike Sanders
Historically, the fire service has utilized commercial chassis for tankers. Loudoun County, VA, Fire and Rescue operates several tankers that are built on Mack Granite tandem-axle chassis. The tankers are equipped with a 1,500-gpm pump and a 3,000-gallon water tank. The 232-inch wheelbase provides good maneuverability for incidents that occur in tight, rural areas.

The Apparatus Architect: The Decision—Commercial vs. Custom

March 1, 2020
Tom Shand and Mike Wilbur break down the pluses and minuses of considering a commercial chassis for a new apparatus.
Boise Mobile Equipment
Type 3 fire apparatus, like the one built by Boise Mobile Equipment and delivered to Security, CO, Fire Department, are often deployed to remote areas so they must carry everything they need while on the mission.

Creature Comforts, Technology Make Way to Type 3 Fire Apparatus

April 20, 2018
With longer response times and more demand for data communications, the workhorses of forest firefighting get some much needed upgrades.
Ed Ballam/Firehouse
Apparatus makers have seen an upswing in the number of custom cabs and chassis ordered by fire departments as attested to by the quantity and variety of products being assembled at Rosenbauer's cab and chassis plant.

Fire Apparatus Builders See Shift to Custom Cabs and Chassis

Sept. 16, 2016
Ed Ballam spoke with manufacturers who said the use of commercial cab and chassis is slowing down as custom orders are increasing.
Mulvane Fire Rescue
Each of the cabinets is illuminated with LED lights and a Will-Burt light tower on top provides scene lighting.

Innovative Rigs on The Street: Mulvane's Medium-duty Rescue

June 22, 2014
With a new casino and expected growth, Mulvane decided to build a multi-task rescue that is expandable for needs into the future.
Tamarac, FL, Fire Rescue has taken delivery of an E-ONE HP 78 Sidestacker aerial.

New Deliveries 8/12

Aug. 1, 2012
TAMARAC, FL, FIRE RESCUE has taken delivery of an E-ONE HP 78 Sidestacker aerial built on an E-ONE Typhoon chassis. Components include a 450-hp Cummins ISL engine, Allison 3000EVS...
This 2010 International 7400 4x4 chassis with stainless steel bodywork by Four Guys in service as Attack 2.

Innovative Rigs on the Street: Sperryville’s Attack Unit

Sept. 3, 2010
One of the major tenants of our “Innovative Rigs on the Street” series is that while the apparatus can come in all shapes, sizes and models, the end result is that new apparatus...
The North Bailey Fire Department placed this 2009 Peterbilt/Rosenbauer General pumper into service.

Innovative Rigs on the Street: North Bailey's Commercial Pumper

Aug. 10, 2010
For many years fire apparatus were traditionally built on commercial chassis as they were readily available and could easily be adapted for different fire service applications...
The MCAS Miramar operates this 2009 International 7400 4x4 Type III brush unit with bodywork by West-Mark Fire Apparatus.

Innovative Rigs on the Street: Miramar's Deployable Brush Unit

April 16, 2010
For this month's installment of Innovative Rigs on the Street we traveled out to the west coast to visit the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar which is located in San Diego...

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