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Grant Schwalbe's Blog – July 2014 Archive (1)

Make Your (Hose) Bed Talk To You

My department recently redesigned our apparatus.  We went from small cramped trucks to nice roomy trucks.  With this change we had to evaluate how our trucks were set up.  What was good, what was bad and are they the most efficient for our calls and staffing.

The configuration of our hose beds was a big change. Sticking with our old way of doing things was going to be a challenge.  This forced us to do something we’ve really never done before.  Research, practice and more…


Added by Grant Schwalbe on July 2, 2014 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

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