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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 ashfireLatest Reply

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 CharlesLatest Reply

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 LytleLatest Reply

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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

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
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

Rescue Pumper Interior Cab

Hey everyone, my Department is in the process of designing a new pumper. We are upgrading from a 1999 E-One custom cab and are looking towa…

Started by Samantha Sullivan

1 Feb 26, 2018
Reply by T. "Walt" Walton

Kinks in the Cleveland

I've got a question for those of you who use the "Cleveland Load" aka the "Pro Load" aka the "Metro Load" aka the "Roundabout Load" for you…

Started by Mike Emillio

10 May 22, 2017
Reply by John Kroll

Truck Checks

Just wondering if anyone out there is using a tablet or other digital device to do their truck checks? We are trying to move away from pape…

Started by Danny Roy

4 May 8, 2017
Reply by Danny Roy

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