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FireRescue1’s apparatus resource center features the latest news and information related to fire apparatus and equipment.

How the future of firefighting will be impacted by artificial intelligence, electrification and 5G communications on fire and EMS
Back to basics – sounding and walking on the roof, using roof ladders, working from an aerial, cutting the hole and punching through
Breaking down fire attack directives into smaller steps allows crews to improve efficiency
Fire departments and individual members can take several measures to make cold weather operations safer and more comfortable
Major responses, award and honors, conflicts overseas, devastating wildfires and e-Bike blazes made headlines
Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency after a pallet yard fire significantly damaged the I-10 Freeway
Call volume has increased as Atlanta firefighters are forced to deal with equipment, staffing shortages
Fire Chief Rod Smith said orders have already been placed, taking up to three years to receive
A lack of firefighters combined with 17 engines, nine ladder trucks out for repairs, has caused officials to temporarily close three firehouses
An Ionia firefighter was thrown from a department UTV when it was struck by a fire engine
Twin Falls’ new Station 2’s hold all of its apparatus and has a decontamination area separated from living quarters
State police said the Abingdon vehicle went off the road, hit a pole and overturned several times
A bipartisan provision in the 2024 defense spending bill calls for the Air Force to deliver the tankers - converted or not
A lack of hydrants and an apparatus problem hindered firefighting efforts in East Windsor
Atlanta firefighters are dealing with several trucks out for repair and sharing others across firehouses
Speedlays provide quick deployment of attack lines to the fire, which is what we need as the fire grows faster and faster on today’s modern fireground
A new fire engine, rescue and ambulances help Cumberland firefighters deal with increasing calls and maintenance issues
St. Paul’s new Station 7 will house five vehicles including the city and state’s first electric fire engine
Fire apparatus are powerful machines and must be operated responsibly and with “due regard” for the safety of the public
It’s time to put these issues to rest once and for all – and start doing the right thing
A slowdown in microchip production has had a long-term impact on ambulance production
South Charleston firefighters were injured when their fire engine was involved in a crash with a passenger vehicle
The Haverhill Fire Department’s SAFER grant will also cover 100% of the new members’ salaries and benefits for three years
No loss of time due to an injury from falling out of your rig is acceptable, and certainly not a loss of life
Smoke began to come from the cab of the Gladwyne tiller during ladder testing
Flooding washed out the bridge serving as the only road access for some Leominster residents
Chicago police say the driver lost control of the fire engine before it struck the house
A diesel, gasoline mix-up affected 42 vehicles assigned to the Smith River Complex fire