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Procuring Newer, Safer Vehicles & Its Impact on Costs

Switching up a vehicle procurement strategy comes with additional expenses. But it can pay off, too.

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The San Francisco Fire Department’s Fire Engines Improve Efficiency

The San Francisco Fire Department was able to purchase smaller, more effective custom fire engines that can navigate to an emergency better — and safer, too.

Rev Group Introduces Smart Truck Technology for Fire Apparatus

AXIS Smart Truck Technology, a secure revolutionary system that is engineered specifically for fire service, will be used on E-ONE, Ferrara, and KME branded vehicles.

IdlePro Extreme Alternator for Fire Trucks

Optimized for fire truck applications, the IdlePro Extreme 12V, 420-amp heavy-duty alternator is engineered to deliver output at low-engine speeds to keep vehicles running longer.

Calif. City Relaunches Fire Dept., Builds Fleet

The City of Victorville, Calif., has purchased five command vehicles for its newly relaunched Fire Department and plans to expand its fleet even further.

Ferrara Fire Apparatus Recalls Emergency Vehicles

Ferrara Fire Apparatus is recalling certain 2004-2012 Inferno and Igniter emergency vehicles equipped with Timoney Independent Front Suspensions.

Ala. City Forced to Lease Fire Trucks

The City of Florence, Ala., is leasing two fire trucks for at least two months to alleviate maintenance problems.

County May Consolidate Fire Districts, Aging Fire Fleet

Consolidating 13 local fire districts in Pickens County, S.C., into one operation may come with challenges. The average age of the districts’ 31 pumper trucks is 16.5 years old, and some districts are in debt due to vehicle purchases.

Calif. Fire Agencies Request $100M in State Funding

The California Fire Chiefs Association is urging Governor Jerry Brown and state lawmakers to provide an additional $100 million in state funds for apparatus, equipment, and staffing before extreme weather events.

IdleLock Anti-Theft System

InterMotive Vehicle Controls has updated its anti-theft system, IdleLock, for work truck, police, ambulance, cutaway bus, and fire truck vehicles for 2018 model-year applications.