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Fire Chief Digital: How to keep apparatus buying simple

The summer 2016 edition focuses on the best ways to evaluate and buy new or used fire apparatus, as well as how to restore those antiques


The summer Fire Chief Digital Edition, a special editorial supplement from Fire Chief and FireRescue1, focuses on the best ways to evaluate, buy and restore fire apparatus.

In this special report, we explore the best practices to keep fire apparatus buying simple as retired lieutenant Frank Myers offers vendor and funding tips to ease fire truck buying. Also, Fire Chief Associate Editor Sarah Calams discusses the pros and cons of a replacement cycle with a Pennsylvania fire chief.

Plus, FireRescue1 columnist Robert Avsec gives us an inside look into restoring vintage fire apparatus.

Read all of this and more inside. You can view the issue as digital edition or download as a PDF.


The Fire Chief Digital Edition, a quarterly supplement to and the Fire Chief eNews, brings a sharpened focus to some of the most challenging topics facing fire chiefs and fire service leaders everywhere.