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FireRescue1’s apparatus resource center features the latest news and information related to fire apparatus and equipment. From major headlines like the eight firefighters injured in a double-apparatus crash to videos highlighting the dangers of the road, FireRescue1 offers a wealth of information that firefighters can use to enhance educational opportunities with the crew, whether around the kitchen table or during formal training evolutions. Firefighters can learn valuable safety information, like how to be secure in the bucket; engineers and mechanics can learn how to maintain air brakes and be a great pump operator; and fire service leaders can learn how to implement an effective driving program. There’s also valuable information for apparatus purchasing committees, like what to ask apparatus vendors at trade shows or how to start the apparatus procurement process. Sign up for the Apparatus newsletter here for additional information.

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