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- Serious Decisions Are Necessary When Specifying Aerial Apparatus. PETERS, WILLIAM C. // Fire Engineering;Jun2010, Vol. 163 Issue 6, Special section p23
The article discusses considerations when buying aerial apparatus in fire service. It examines the advantages and disadvantages of an elevating platform and an aerial ladder apparatus. It also considers the physical size, aerial length and load rating as well as the configuration and operating...
- ALF'S REAR-MOUNT LADDER XD. // Fire Chief;Nov/Dec2007 Supplement, Vol. 9 Issue 6, p3
The article evaluates the Ladder XD aerial ladder from American LaFrance.
- The contributing causes to aerial failures. Craven, Ralph; Steffens, James T. // Fire Engineering;Jul96, Vol. 149 Issue 7, p56
Discusses the primary causes of aerial failures in the American fire service. Design, manufacturing and purchasing weaknesses of aerial apparatus; Twisting of ladders; Maintenance and inspection deficiencies; Operational errors.
- Replacing an aerial unit: Platform or `straight stick'? Peters, William C. // Fire Engineering;Oct96, Vol. 149 Issue 10, p89
Presents the advantages and disadvantages to consider when comparing a platform-type firefighting apparatus with an aerial ladder. Survey of the response area; Width and configuration of the stabilizers; Available size and door size in the fire station.
- TO BAIL OR NOT TO BAIL? Manning, Bill // Fire Engineering;Apr2000, Vol. 153 Issue 4, p4
Focuses on issues regarding the use of emergency ladder bail method in fire service training in California. Impact of the death of fireman Captain C. Thomas Moore on fire service departments and training associations; Action taken by the Office of the California State Fire Marshal on the use of...
- LADDER LEG LOCK MANEUVERS. Ciampo, Michael N. // Fire Engineering;Apr2003, Vol. 156 Issue 4, p113
Discusses innovative maneuvers for working off a portable ladder. Primary purpose of hyperextend leg lock; Need to practice the maneuver prior to using on the fireground; Advantages and disadvantages of leg lock. INSET: THE LEG LOCK MANEUVER.
- TOWER LADDERS. Ciampo, Michael N. // Fire Engineering;Apr2001, Vol. 154 Issue 4, p24
Discusses techniques on the effective use of tower ladders by United States fire fighters. Presence of a visual or audible mechanism to inform the operator that the turntable is aligned; Use of fluorescent paint to recognize the alignment arrows more readily; Application of a six-foot hook in...
- TRIMMING GETS A LIFT FROM UTILITY ATTACHMENT. // Government Product News;Apr2004, Vol. 43 Issue 4, p19
Features the Liftmate, a utility vehicle attachment aerial lift, from Broyhill Inc.
- First and Only. // New Yorker;12/7/1981, Vol. 57 Issue 42, p42
The article focuses on the rationale behind the selection of pale lime green for a fire engine owned by the New York City Fire Department. The department has 357 companies, all with red fire engines except Engine Co. 65 at 33 West Forty-Third Street. According to John Mulligan, assistant...