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Reflections on 9/11

By Chris Mc Loone, Associate Editor, Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment


I understandably get a little reflective whenever September 11 comes around. There’s the usual reflecting on where I was when I first heard the news about the first plane striking the first tower and where I was when the second plane hit. This morning though, I decided to…


Added by Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equip on September 11, 2012 at 10:18am — No Comments

All I Want is a Chest X-Ray

By Chris Mc Loone, Associate Editor


With all the cancer research that goes on in the world today and with all the advisories to get screened early because early detection is key, the last thing I expected was an attempt to talk me out of it.


I am in my 19th year in the fire service. I’m a volunteer in a company that may…


Added by Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equip on November 2, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

They were my boys!

FDIC is, of course, well known for it's first class training. If you want to train with the best and be taught by the best, FDIC is where you go. When you think about the de facto standard of fire training, FDIC is what comes to mind first.


But one of the offshoots of FDIC is experiencing the camaraderie, and, if you're lucky, being able to listen to the…


Added by Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equip on March 22, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Spartan to Acquire Classic Fire

Today Spartan Motors, Inc. announced that it will acquire Classic Fire, the Ocala, FL-based fire apparatus…


Added by Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equip on March 7, 2011 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Amazing we still have to have this conversation

Everyone Goes Home just released a new seatbelt PSA. It's already been posted at least once on the Fire Engineering Community site. It still fascinates me that we need to have this conversation...that we haven't just done the right thing and started buckling up. It's such a simple thing. It can be a hassle, yes--if you've never "practiced" donning what you need to don while…


Added by Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equip on March 1, 2011 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

One Meridian Fire--A Youngster's Perspective

I was a senior in high school when the fire at Philadelphia's One Meridian occurred. It's impact for me, at that time, was solely that a friend of mine who worked there during summer vacation wouldn't be returning to his summer position. I was still two years away from…


Added by Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equip on February 23, 2011 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Glad to Be Part of the Fire Engineering Family

For those who don't know yet, Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment is now part of the Fire Engineering family. I am pleased to introduce myself as Associate Editor Chris Mc Loone.


It has been an…


Added by Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equip on February 22, 2011 at 5:57pm — 1 Comment

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