Leadership

A Fire Commissioner Assays OPEN and CLOSED APPARATUS BODIES

Issue 12 and Volume 111.

A Fire Commissioner Assays OPEN and CLOSED APPARATUS BODIES Differences of opinion still exist between advocates of open and closed-body types. Here a man who can speak from wide experience weighs the subject WHAT ABOUT FIRE APPARATUS with completely open drivers’ seats as opposed to fully cab enclosed? Let’s go one step further and include the extreme or the fully enclosed body, such as the limousine-type pumper we use in Detroit. Already I see eyes flashing, sleeves being rolled up, and belts being tightened, but let’s take the first two, giving the opinions expressed by those who like or prefer their own type. It’s going to be necessary to put the open-type and the enclosed cab in at the same time because in arguing for or against either, you get opposing thought for and against both. I will tackle the fully enclosed limousine later by itself. And here let me…

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