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  1. APPARATUS PURCHASING: WHEN VENDORS DO NOT BID

    Magazine Articles

    Thu, 1 Oct 1998

    DO NOT BID BY BILL ADAMS The truck committee worked diligently for many months ..... Four vendors did not reply. The truck committee and the chief were called to ..... invited to a sales meeting with the truck committee . If the remaining time span

  2. HOW TO AVOID BIG, FAT FIRE TRUCKS: BECOME A "WEIGHT WATCHER"

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 1 Nov 2002

    BY WILLIAM C. PETERS The truck committee worked for many months with an apparatus salesman to replace the department's aging and unreliable pumper. The salesman was

  1. Volunteer Firefighting: The Professional Volunteer Fire Department: Get the Word Out

    Online Articles

    Mon, 13 Oct 2014

    personal e-mail. Subgroups can be created as well so that information can be passed only to an officers group or a truck committee group, for example. Lots of departments have an official Web site, and this also provides a great opportunity for

  2. Coming Soon: Volunteer and Combination Fire Department Studies

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 4 Mar 2014

    forward and grow for the future, if need be. Clearly, safety issues need to be addressed. However, blaming a truck committee from 1980 for an unwise apparatus purchase does not correct the situation. Simply stating that the mistake rig needs

  3. Pierce Gets Orders for Three PUC Pumpers and One Air/Rehab Vehicle from MN Fire Department

    Online Articles

    Tue, 20 Mar 2012

    so we initially looked at commercial chassis with rear-mounted pumps," said Lt. Dan Anderson, chair of the truck committee at SBM Fire Department. "Through the specifications and purchase process, we came to realize that the Pierce PUC

  4. Pierce Gets Orders for Three PUC Pumpers and One Air/Rehab Vehicle from MN Fire Department

    Online Articles

    Tue, 20 Mar 2012

    so we initially looked at commercial chassis with rear-mounted pumps," said Lt. Dan Anderson, chair of the truck committee at SBM Fire Department. "Through the specifications and purchase process, we came to realize that the Pierce PUC

  5. FACTORY INSPECTION TRIPS

    Online Articles

    Thu, 1 Jun 2006

    junket” that reward the truck committee . However, if they are done ..... and Final Inspection. The truck committee makes each trip at different points ..... individual requirements of the truck committee , there are bound to be questions

  6. The Quick-Attack Concept: New Technology Improves an Old Idea

    Magazine Articles

    Wed, 1 Oct 2003

    replacement of a Class A engine, our truck committee challenged several vendors for ..... mind and research in hand, the truck committee developed a set of detailed functional ..... and a member of the Tac 41 Truck Committee for Point Pleasant (PA) Fire

  7. What’s Causing All the Tanker Rollovers?

    Online Articles

    Fri, 1 Jun 2007

    begins a skid. In either case, the results could be catastrophic. Good design techniques combined with limiting the truck committee ’s desire to build a “two-story-high” apparatus could be a lifesaver. The additional ground clearance required by four

  8. Apparatus Specifications: Avoiding the Pitfalls

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 1 Feb 2008

    to-day business. This is especially true for potential bidders who have not had an opportunity to meet with a truck committee prior to a bid opening. If a purchasing committee has worked only with one vendor before writing the bid specifications, that bidder has the advantage of