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Welcome to the Fire Apparatus & Emergency Community Site. Here you'll be able to discuss all things trucks and equipment with your peers. Add videos, pictures discussions, or create groups focusing on specific aspects of apparatus and equipment. Don't forget to check our policy page. Again, welcome and enjoy.

—Chris Mc Loone


You're Driving

Started by Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equip. Last reply by Stephen Douglas Taylor Feb 15. 1 Reply

How many times have we gotten into the car, ready to go out, only to ask, "So where do you want to go?" The passenger often says, "You're driving."When operating emergency apparatus in your…Continue


Started by Robert Hewett. Last reply by andy mccormick Aug 8, 2013. 3 Replies

I am the Asst. Chief at a rural volunteer fire dept in SE Oklahoma. We have a 74 White that has a camel back suspension. We are in need of a suspension for this tanker/pumper as the old one has…Continue

Antique Fire Apparatus--Would you buy one if you could?

Started by Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equip. Last reply by andy mccormick Aug 6, 2013. 1 Reply

Would you buy an antique fire apparatus if you had the chance? If so, what would you buy, and why? How would you plan to store the unit. A 1923 American LaFrance is going to take up a lot less room…Continue

APUs and Aftertreatment Regeneration

Started by Chris Mc Loone. Last reply by John Vanatta Mar 6, 2013. 2 Replies

At least one apparatus manufacturer claims that specifying an APU on an apparatus will lead to fewer regenerations because the main engine is not idling for long periods of time whenthe APU engages.…Continue

Blog Posts

Steve Skipton--We Got This with You!

Posted by Chris Mc Loone on June 16, 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

As we age, we pick up more aches and pains, people come in and out…


Front Suspention- Indpendant VS straight Axle

Posted by Steve Butram on June 13, 2014 at 3:35pm 0 Comments

 Trying to get an idea what anyone thinks of the independent front Suspension VS the Straight axle.

 Anyone had any experiences with RAYCO Granning IFS? 

Smeal & LTI a Win for the Fire Service

Posted by Chris Mc Loone on June 12, 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

On June 12, 2014,…


Some Thoughts on 20 Years in the Fire Service

Posted by Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equip on August 2, 2013 at 1:59pm 0 Comments

Twenty years ago today, I was voted into probationary membership at Weldon Fire Company. Although 20 years is an early career for many, 20 years gets you certain privileges at Weldon. For example, when you achieve 20 years as an active member,…




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