Fire Chief » Fire apparatus http://www.firechief.com Every Department | Every Leader Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:22:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Fire apparatus recall: How to cope http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/15/fire-apparatus-recall-how-to-cope/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/15/fire-apparatus-recall-how-to-cope/#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:17:57 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/15/fire-apparatus-recall-how-to-cope/
Recalls happen more often than you think; learn how those who have had rigs recalled dealt with being down a truck
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UK city rolls out piercing tools on rig, hand lines http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/15/uk-city-rolls-out-piercing-tools-on-rig-hand-lines/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/15/uk-city-rolls-out-piercing-tools-on-rig-hand-lines/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 20:23:07 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/15/uk-city-rolls-out-piercing-tools-on-rig-hand-lines/
The biggest fire truck in the U.K. comes with a piercing nozzle, as does a newly supplied super-hose that allows crews to tackle a blaze outside a building
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Firefighters save engine driver’s life after collapsing at wheel http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/13/firefighters-save-engine-drivers-life-after-collapsing-at-wheel/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/13/firefighters-save-engine-drivers-life-after-collapsing-at-wheel/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:52:12 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/13/firefighters-save-engine-drivers-life-after-collapsing-at-wheel/
They noticed something was wrong when the rig rolled through a light; they performed CPR and used an AED to save the driver's life
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Aging fire trucks concern Ohio firefighters http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/08/aging-fire-trucks-concern-ohio-firefighters/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/08/aging-fire-trucks-concern-ohio-firefighters/#comments Thu, 08 Jan 2015 18:51:54 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/08/aging-fire-trucks-concern-ohio-firefighters/
Two recent breakdowns have created gaps in fire coverage; the average age of a Covington fire truck is 15 years
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10 most-read product articles of 2014 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/02/10-most-read-product-articles-of-2014/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/02/10-most-read-product-articles-of-2014/#comments Sat, 03 Jan 2015 01:01:27 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/02/10-most-read-product-articles-of-2014/ It was another good year for the development of products that help make the job of firefighters safe, more effective and efficient]]> http://www.firechief.com/2015/01/02/10-most-read-product-articles-of-2014/feed/ 0 Investigation: Firefighters drove fire trucks after DUI arrests http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/19/investigation-firefighters-drove-fire-trucks-after-dui-arrests/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/19/investigation-firefighters-drove-fire-trucks-after-dui-arrests/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:54:11 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/19/investigation-firefighters-drove-fire-trucks-after-dui-arrests/ The department is reviewing its policies after an investigation found firefighters were driving department vehicles despite DUI convictions]]> http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/19/investigation-firefighters-drove-fire-trucks-after-dui-arrests/feed/ 0 Investigation: Firefighters still drove rigs after DUI arrests http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/19/investigation-firefighters-still-drove-rigs-after-dui-arrests/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/19/investigation-firefighters-still-drove-rigs-after-dui-arrests/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:54:11 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/19/investigation-firefighters-still-drove-rigs-after-dui-arrests/
The department is reviewing its policies after an investigation found firefighters were driving department vehicles despite DUI convictions
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International recalls fire trucks after deadly crash http://www.firechief.com/2014/10/19/international-recalls-fire-trucks-after-deadly-crash/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/10/19/international-recalls-fire-trucks-after-deadly-crash/#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:00:01 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/10/19/international-recalls-fire-trucks-after-deadly-crash/
The drivetrain failure locked the wheels, causing the fire truck to crash head on with an SUV, killing the fire chief and five civilians
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Md. firefighter seriously hurt in fire truck, ambulance collision http://www.firechief.com/2014/10/17/md-firefighter-seriously-hurt-in-fire-truck-ambulance-collision/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/10/17/md-firefighter-seriously-hurt-in-fire-truck-ambulance-collision/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:22:44 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/10/17/md-firefighter-seriously-hurt-in-fire-truck-ambulance-collision/
Six other firefighters were evaluated and released with non-life threatening injuries
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Order to drive fire truck in gay parade lands in court http://www.firechief.com/2014/09/24/order-to-drive-fire-truck-in-gay-parade-lands-in-court/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/09/24/order-to-drive-fire-truck-in-gay-parade-lands-in-court/#comments Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:28:03 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/09/24/order-to-drive-fire-truck-in-gay-parade-lands-in-court/
Mayor Buddy Cianci said driving in the parade was part of the firefighters' regular duties of community outreach
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