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Farmers need their fields dry in the fall for harvest, but dry fields are fire hazards waiting to ignite. Rural fire departments must be prepared to respond. The hot, dry conditions that make a field ideal for harvest also makes it a combustible tinderbox. As a result, accidental field fires can occur. Combine & Tractor […]


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Every minute matters when responding to an emergency call. The last thing firefighters want is for improper tire pressure to slow them down, or, worse, lead to an accident. Improper air pressure in tires puts firefighters and their trucks in harm’s way, increasing the chance of an accident or tire blow out. The National Institute […]


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Unfortunately, fire tanker trucks don’t last forever. While it seems like they used to last forever, they just don’t last as long these days with the level of response and incidents. Instead, we’ll probably see 15-20 years out of trucks. Budgets get smaller, and that means that when we start to notice a fire tanker […]


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We’ve discussed agricultural truck maintenance in a few blogs, but what about fire tanker truck maintenance? Fire tanker trucks can be finicky if left unused for some time, and they need regular, thorough maintenance to make sure they’re ready to go when you are. A fire tanker truck will be there when you need it […]


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Whenever you buy a new piece of equipment for the fire department, it can be a big deal because of the potential costs involved. That means that you want to get it right the first time and make sure that you aren’t surprised upon delivery. One of the best ways of doing that is researching […]


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