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For Volunteers, Do your engineers work on the apparatus?

When I started 30 years ago our engineers did minor maintenance on our engines. Now the guy we have favorite words are, "get it towed to th…

Started by Just Plain Craig MoyerLatest Reply

"Nicknames" for Your Apparatus?

So... I'm just curious as to some of the general and more specific names given to apparatus from the US and around the world... for example…

Started by Dustin J. MillisLatest Reply

Building an Engine Ready to Work

Our successes and failures begin with the engine By Ty Wheeler Every fire department operates as a team. Not a single resource can perform…

Started by FFN WebTeamLatest Reply

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For Volunteers, Do your engineers work on the apparatus?

When I started 30 years ago our engineers did minor maintenance on our engines. Now the guy we have favorite words are, "get it towed to th…

Started by Just Plain Craig Moyer

64 Feb 11
Reply by Ted Mead

Building an Engine Ready to Work

Our successes and failures begin with the engine By Ty Wheeler Every fire department operates as a team. Not a single resource can perform…

Started by FFN WebTeam

0 Nov 17, 2019

"Nicknames" for Your Apparatus?

So... I'm just curious as to some of the general and more specific names given to apparatus from the US and around the world... for example…

Started by Dustin J. Millis

133 Nov 7, 2019
Reply by charles woods

Rural Ladder Trucks

I have seen a discussion about ladders or quints  in rural areas posted 2008. A recent news article I seen of a area where my mother's fami…

Started by ashfire

0 Apr 2, 2019

Keep Apparatus from Freezing Up?

We are a rural volunteer department, with 24 members. While shuttling water to the scene, the valves and dumps often freeze up during harsh…

Started by Carl Charles

63 Jan 2, 2019
Reply by Wade Seely

Another Unusual Question. What Do The More Rural Firefighters Use For Trucks To Carry Gear To The Scene?

Ok, you inner-city firefighters just overlook this thread because I know you all put gear on before you leave the station. But for those of…

Started by Brent Lytle

17 Aug 28, 2018
Reply by Doug

Whats your preference on Pump Panel location?

We have 2 side mounts and 1 top mount. I've loved the top mount from the start. It gives you a clear 180 degree view from side to side, as…

Started by FF Nick

84 Jul 12, 2018
Reply by Bud

What's On Your Bumper?

What tools or hoselines are carried on your apparatus bumper? Bladensburg, Maryland Truck 9 (Bill Carey photo)

Started by FFN WebTeam

2 Apr 24, 2018
Reply by Eric Poehlsen

Urban Primary Response Vehicle

I am looking into the inefficiencies of using fire apparatus' as primary response vehicles in urban settings.  Here survey with questions…

Started by Jesse Sanderson

13 Apr 17, 2018
Reply by Ted Mead

Indiana POV and lights

I am a volunteer firefighter in Indiana. Therefore allowed to run blue lights on my Personally Owned Vehicle (POV)with the exception of red…

Started by Matthew Collins

2 Apr 17, 2018
Reply by Ted Mead

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