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Spencer Twp Toyne Pumper

Delivery: Spencer Township, MI, Pumper

Nov. 1, 2021
The Spencer Township Fire Department is taking delivery of a new Toyne pumper truck with a Hale QMAX pump and 1,250-gallon water tank.
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Delivery: Blendon Township, MI, Custom Tanker

Oct. 1, 2021
The Blendon Township Fire Department has taken delivery of a new 3,000-gallon custom Toyne tanker featuring a Hale QMAX pump.
Toyne Pumper Front

Delivery: Endicott, NY, Pumper Truck

April 12, 2021
The Endicott, NY, Fire Department has taken delivery of a new pumper truck from Toyne that features a Hale QMAX pump and 800-gallon water tank.
Roll Tek 2021
Apparatus Components

Pierce Adds RollTek as Option in Freightliner Chassis

RollTek’s Side Roll Protection System is now exclusively available as an option in Pierce Manufacturing’s Freightliner commercial chassis.
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Loveland, CO, Times Order of Fire Trucks with 2019 Completion of New Station

Aug. 30, 2018
FORT COLLINS, CO. — Loveland Fire Rescue Authority officials have finalized plans to add two new custom fire trucks, built by SVI Trucks, one of the top fire apparatus manufacturers...
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Freightliner/Crimson Pumper

Oct. 7, 2011
The Middlebury Township, PA, Volunteer Fire Company has taken delivery of a Freightliner/Crimson pumper equipped with a 315-hp Cummins ISC engine, Allison 3000EVS automatic transmission...

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 by Scott LaPrade

2020 Apparatus Showcase

Nov. 1, 2020
In the 2020 Apparatus Showcase, manufacturers display the latest and greatest in fire-rescue and EMS apparatus.
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2019 Apparatus Showcase

Nov. 1, 2019
In the 2019 Apparatus Showcase, manufacturers display the latest and greatest in fire-rescue and EMS apparatus.
Photos courtesy MFD
Hazmat 1 is a 1997 Freightliner tractor with a Marion trailer heavy-duty rescue body.
Hazardous Materials

Hazmat Studies: Inside Milwaukee’s Hazmat Team

May 1, 2019
Robert Burke covers the Milwaukee Hazmat Team, serving a Midwestern hub with several response area hazards.
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.
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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.
NORTH WHIDBEY FIRE AND RESCUE has taken delivery of two Midwest Fire All-Poly PT2 2500 tanker-pumpers

New Deliveries 3/15

March 1, 2015
New Fire Apparatus Deliveries
THE FLINT, MI, FIRE DEPARTMENT has taken delivery of a KME Flex custom pumper

New Deliveries 8/14

Aug. 1, 2014
THE FLINT, MI, FIRE DEPARTMENT has taken delivery of a KME Flex custom pumper featuring a KME 100-inch Predator Severe Service chassis XMFD, 400-hp Cummins ISL9 engine, Allison...
Photo by Jim Regan
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Apparatus Showcase 2013

Nov. 1, 2013
Firehouse® presents its annual Apparatus Showcase, featuring the latest manufacturer offerings.

Videos & Resources

Pierce Mfg.
Pierce built this Enforcer pumper for River’s Edge Volunteer Fire Department in Braddock, PA.

Gallery: Fire Apparatus Friday - Jan. 20

Jan. 20, 2023
A look at some of recent deliveries, including two Type 6 engines for Coal Canyon Creek, CO, and a short wheelbase pumper for Braddock, PA.

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Apparatus Showcase

Nov. 5, 2012
ALEXIS The Saunemin, IL, Fire Protection District operates an Alexis custom pumper/tanker built on an HME 1871 MFDxL chassis powered by a 360-hp Cummins ISC engine with an Allison...