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Electric apparatus: Is this really the wave of the future?

There’s a lot to unpack when it comes to whether the fire service will eventually embrace electric apparatus

In this episode of “What’s YOUR Problem?” Deputy Chief Billy Goldfeder digs into a hot topic: electric apparatus. Here’s the question:

I feel like I can’t escape discussions about electric apparatus and how they are the “wave of the future.” I don’t want to be a hater here, but I can’t imagine this becoming a reality. It seems too risky to go down a misguided road like this all because people think they are better for the environment.”

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Chief Billy Goldfeder, EFO, a firefighter since 1973, serves as deputy fire chief of the Loveland-Symmes (Ohio) Fire Department. He also serves as Lexipol’s senior fire advisor and is a member of the Fire Chief/FireRescue1 Editorial Advisory Board. Goldfeder is a member of the Board of Directors for several organizations: the IAFC, the September 11th Families Association and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF). He also provides expert review assistance to the CDC NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program. Goldfeder is the recipient of numerous operational and administrative awards, appointments and recognitions. He has served on several NFPA and IAFC committees, has authored numerous articles and books, and presented several sessions at industry events. Chief Goldfeder co-hosts the website