- Fire-fighting vehicle responds fast to airport emergencies. // Design News;6/25/90, Vol. 46 Issue 12, p46
Introduces the S2000 VMA, a fire-fighting vehicle which is being used at the Charles de Gaulle and Orly international airports in France. Engine performance; Structural design and dimensions; Automatic transmission and braking system.
- APPARATUSDELIVERIES. // Fire Engineering;Sep2006, Vol. 159 Issue 9, p130
The article features fire trucks from several fire departments in the U.S. The Houston, Pennsylvania Fire Department has a Pierce pumper with 179 inch wheelbase for small rural areas with narrow streets. The Kalona, Iowa Fire Department's Alexis rescue truck has enough storage, provides a safer...
- NEW DELIVERIES. // Fire Chief;Jan2005, Vol. 49 Issue 1, p106
Features several new emergency vehicles. Capacity of the American LaFrance MedicMaster ambulance; Engine specifications for Seagrave Fire Apparatus' Attacker pumper; Capabilities of seventy-fight foot Side-Stacker acquired by the Oakland Fire & Rescue.
- RUNS PER GALLON. Cavette, Chris // Fire Chief;Dec2007, Vol. 51 Issue 12, p78
The article provides information on the steps in order to obtain better fuel economy from emergency vehicles. First, it is suggested to match the engine horsepower to the load. It is noted that higher-horsepower engines with larger displacements use more fuel per horsepower than smaller ones....
- Reevaluating Truck Operations. MITTENDORF, JOHN // Fire Engineering;Mar2011, Vol. 164 Issue 3, p93
The article explores the basic considerations affecting the operational capabilities of a truck company in the fire service. Apparatus collisions are blamed for about 25% of all firefighter fatalities since 1984, based on a U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) Firefighter Fatality report. It mentions...
- APPARATUS DELIVERIES. Malecky, John M. // Fire Engineering;Jan2012, Vol. 165 Issue 1, p145
The article presents information about several fire department emergency vehicles, including the RESCUE 1 motor vehicle accident rescue truck designed by the Rombout, New York Fire Department, the ROSENBAUER pumper truck developed by the High Rolls, New Mexico Fire Department, and the PIERCE...
- Aerial Training Accident Results in Firefighter Deaths. PETERS, WILLIAM C. // Fire Engineering;Oct2009, Vol. 162 Issue 10, p67
The article analyzes the accident that occurred during a training on aerial fire trucks in Kilgore, Texas on January 25, 2009 that killed 2 firefighters. The aerial truck used was a new 2008 95-foot, mid-mount, custom aerial ladder platform made of welded aluminum alloy extrusions built in four...
- How safety forces hose the public. Khol, Ronald // Machine Design;6/16/2005, Vol. 77 Issue 12, p12
Comments on the way safety forces respond to accidents in the U.S. Appearance of a fire department ambulance and police cars in a traffic accident; Impact of safety forces that respond to accidents on traffic flow; Charges imposed to drivers for fire trucks that respond to accident scenes;
- HAVIS-SHIELDS EQUIPMENT CORP. // Fire Engineering;May2006, Vol. 159 Issue 5, p146
The article presents information on Havis-Shields Equipment Corp., one of the leading manufacturers of emergency vehicles in the U.S. The company specializes in making innovative, and safe, and reliable products for the firefighters, and police officers. Founded in 1928, Havis-Shields has grown...