Leadership

ALUMINUM GAINING IN USE IN CONSTRUCTION OF FIRE EQUIPMENT

Issue 3 and Volume 89.

ALUMINUM GAINING IN USE IN CONSTRUCTION OF FIRE EQUIPMENT Ladders and Nozzles Noteworthy Examples of the Use of This Lighter Metal in the Fire Service THE past few years have witnessed a drastic change in the design of firefighting equipment. Equally noticeable has been the trend toward more modern materials, intended to promote greater speed and safety. In much of the newer equipment, aluminum has found an important place. The metal is not only light in weight but strong and durable. Equipment made of it is easy to handle, while the fact that moisture has comparatively no effect on aluminum is a decided advantage in terms of dependability and economy. Aluminum Used in Fire Trucks In the construction of fire trucks, the increased efficiency resulting from the use of the metal is significant. A truck used in California by the Division of Forestry is a typical case in point. In…

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