Apparatus & Vehicle Discussions (366)

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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

Chief Vehicle a Perk?

There is an interesting video story from Long Island about how the Fire Chiefs take there Department provided vehicle into the City for the…

Started by Davin Eshelman

31 Oct 10, 2016
Reply by Tyler Leonard

ATVs And Tractors

Some depts. are have added ATVs into their fire and rescue operations for areas where some off road vehicles can't go. Some are rigged out…

Started by ashfire

4 Jun 15, 2016

mobile air compressior cold weather ops

Has anyone had issues with  mobile  air compressor  operations below freezing we are being told not to use  below 32 degrees  and are there…

Started by mark artmeier

1 Jun 2, 2016
Reply by William N. Hoehn

Indiana Courtesy Lights

The state law permits blue lights for volunteer fire personnel and green lights for volunteer EMS or certified ambulance operators(drivers)…

Started by Tyler Mohr

2 Apr 10, 2016

Flag Poles For Fire Apparatus

If anyone is looking for a great option for flag poles on apparatus check out this web site( We use these poles on all of ar…

Started by jim silva

0 Mar 10, 2016


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