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Pump Operations

Best practices for using built-in fire protection systems
Firefighter Aaron Zamzow runs through IDEX’s SAM Challenge, comparing traditional pump operations and the SAM System
The SAM system is the Goldilocks of water pressure – it gets it just right
The electric vehicle will have a 500-gallon water tank and be able to seat 6
Understanding the diverging evolution of crew cab and chassis, equipment layouts, pumping systems and more
Controlling the flow with SAM means ‘you don’t have to stay handcuffed to the truck’
Oakland, Calif., crews swiftly attack second-floor apartment fire with efficient hoseline deployment
Reviewing the evolution from the first motorized pump standard to the dawn of diesel and the rise of UHP and PTO pumps
Sutphen and Hale team up to build an industrial pumper with a unique design that delivers more flow and maximizes efficiency
Chicopee Chief Daniel Stamborski cited multiple delays during the manufacturing process, especially in obtaining parts, in the early days of the pandemic
An inventor joins forces with an industry giant to speed development and further innovation of an automated flow control system
Guidance for an apparatus committee charged with developing specifications for a new pumper
An unlikely inspiration, an audacious goal and a willingness to sacrifice money and career led to a breakthrough in pump operations
Review NFPA 1901, define the pumper’s mission, calculate weight, consider pump types and CAFS, and more
Solving challenges at every step makes a big impact on the safety of people and property