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Apparatus Specifications and Purchasing: Getting the most out of your next piece of apparatus!


Apparatus Specifications and Purchasing: Getting the most out of your next piece of apparatus!

In these tough economic times we need to ensure we are getting the most bang for our taxpayers bucks. This group will cover the pros and cons of apparatus specs and purchasing and how departments got what they wanted or would have done differently.

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Rescue Apparatus: Walk-in vs. Non-Walk-In?

Started by Scott Eckels Feb 15, 2012.

Non traditional tanker (tender) chassis. What's your view? 2 Replies

Started by Todd "Walt" Walton. Last reply by Todd "Walt" Walton Oct 14, 2009.

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Comment by Joe Lyons on April 12, 2010 at 8:06pm
My department is currently spec'ing a new rescue pumper. One consideration when comparing custom and commercial is the run load. In my opinion the custom chasis is built for a heavier run load with the doubled frame rails and heavy cross members. The customs also give alot more interior space.
Comment by Eric Standley on April 27, 2009 at 12:05am
Brad, we're not currently specing anything. However, just to throw something your direction and you can do what you wish with it. While budgets are tight, depending on what the purpose of these rigs are for, seriously consider a custom cab. Im not going to plug any particular company, but commercial cabs in general arent for the most part near as safe. Roll protection, airbags, other safety minded things aren't as of importance to those companies. What cab do you want to be in when the truck decides to take a tumble. Especially with that kind of weight pushing you into an object, I know I want as much strength around me as possible. Just something to think about.

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