Category Archives: Apparatus

San Antonio Fire Captain Gets 60 Days Suspension Over Reckless Fire Response

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Fire Chief Charles Hood of the San Antonio Fire Department suspended three firefighters for traveling at an unsafe speed and not buckling up while racing to a fire on the Northwest Side last year. Firefighter Robert Arranaga, 30, was trapped and hospitalized with a broken neck and remains on medical leave. The crash destroyed Ladder […]

ONLINE DEAL: $10 for 4 Tickets to the Denver Firefighters Museum, 58% Off!

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[fblike]Here is a great deal if you live in or plan on visiting the Denver metro area. Today on the website you can get 4 tickets to the Denver Firefighters Museum for just $10! That’s 58% off the regular cost of $24. While not a huge cost savings, it’s still a great deal and […]

Feds Forcing Guam Fire Department To Use Scout Units As Front Line Apparatus

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[fblike]KUAM News is reporting this morning that the Guam Fire Department may lose a precious $1.2 million dollar grant awarded 2 YEARS AGO from the Interior Department for new fire apparatus. The United States GSA and the Attorney General’s Office appear to be dragging it’s feet keeping the process from going through. This delay may […]

Oregon Fire Chief Cited In Crash That Destroyed Two Vehicles

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[fblike]The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says that Fire District 1 Chief Kevin Henson has been found at fault for a crash while responding to a commercial fire on Dec. 31. An electronic data recorder inside Chief Henson’s SUV state he was traveling 62 mph in a 45 mph at the time of the crash. The […]

Man Designs An Escalator Fire Truck

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[fblike]A retired man believes he has come up with a better mouse trap … or should we say a better ladder truck? According to an article at Gizmodo Australia, ladder trucks haven’t changed much since they were deployed back in the 1880s. Denison told Gizmodo that Its ridiculous to climb up, put someone on your […]

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