Allentown (Pa.) Fire Department recently purchased three engines and two mid-mount platforms from KME, providing a significant update to an aging fleet.

When the Winthop Fire Department was ready to spec a new pumper, they went with a smaller apparatus and a smaller manufacturer—Darley. Both choices have worked out exactly as they hoped.

Despite the current state of the economy, numerous manufacturers showed up at the 2010 Fire Department Instructors Conference with new and improved firefighting apparatus they had delivered to departments around the country.

Tim O’Neil with Greenwood Fire Apparatus has begun selling vehicles built under the Maxim name, 20 years after the company officially closed its doors.

The late Capt. Terrance Hatton of FDNY Rescue 1 who died while operating at the World Trade Center had a favorite word of praise: “outstanding.” Today the word is emblazoned on the front of the new Pierce heavy-rescue vehicle recently delivered to the FDNY. The tribute is fitting; Hatton helped design the department’s previous rescue...

One fire department develops a proactive apparatus replacement plan to keep pace with rapid population growth