Vehicle Operation and Apparatus

Safe Operation of Fire Tankers

09/24/2018

Highlighting the factors that research has proved play a significant role in tanker crashes.

NIOSH LODD Report: Fatal Tanker Response Crash in Oklahoma

09/24/2018

While traveling south on a two-lane, paved county road, Tanker 1 ran off the right side of the road through a narrow soft shoulder into a ditch.

E-ONE Titan™ ARFF

07/24/2018 E-ONE announces innovations and a new offering for the ARFF segment of the fire service.

The Mighty Mini Pumper

06/14/2018 KME delivered a mini pumper to the Eagle (PA) Fire Company.

West Metro Pierce Rescue

05/22/2018 Pierce delivered a heavy rescue to West Metro (CO) Fire Rescue.

High-Performance Brush Trucks

04/20/2018

Bob Vaccaro looks at Skeeter Brush Trucks high-performance brush trucks. 

Smarter End Caps. Safer Firefighters.

04/01/2018

Meet LadderLight

Sikorsky ARFF

03/09/2018

Bob Vaccaro looks at E-ONE Sikorsky Aircraft Titan ARFF vehicle.

Tender 30

02/20/2018

Bob Vaccaro looks at the helicopter tender delivered to the Honolulu Fire Department. 

Resource Allocation

02/19/2018

One of the most underrated discussions in emergency services is the concept of resource allocation. There are several topics that are debated such as staffing levels and financial budgets. However, deciding where certain specialized equipment goes may be hindered by opinions. 

LODD Anniversary: Lieutenant Killed, Firefighters Injured in Crash

01/09/2018

On January 9, 2009, a 52-year-old male career Lieutenant (the victim) died and three male career fire fighters were injured, when the ladder truck they were riding in failed to stop while traveling down a hill.

Big Order

12/12/2017

Bob Vaccaro looks at the 18-unit delivery Peirce made to Lancaster County (SC) Fire Rescue.

S.A.M.

11/28/2017

Bob Vaccaro looks at Phantom Controls’ fully automated fire pump that controls the entire 

The Heavy One

10/20/2017

Bob Vaccaro looks at the Jerr-Dan heavy-rescue truck that was delivered to Miami Dade (FL) Fire Rescue. 

You Call, We Come

09/22/2017

Bob Vaccaro looks at the Ferrara tractor-drawn aerial delivered to the Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department.

A "Do-All" Vehicle

08/22/2017

Bob Vaccaro looks at the E-ONE rescue pumper delivered to the Silver Spring Community Fire Company in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

Safety Safari

07/26/2017

Bob Vaccaro examines the NHRA's drag racing safety team. 

Interoperability Is the Word

06/16/2017

MBF delivers an updated command post vehicle to the Suffolk County (NY) FRES.

Great Handling

05/15/2017

Pierce delivers two Quantum aerial ladders to the Oshkosh (WI) Fire Department.

Marine Unit

04/07/2017

Firematic converts Rocky Point (NY) Fire Department's 1985 Am General into a multiuse vehicle.

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