Leadership

30 per cent of pumpers need replacement in next five years

Issue 8 and Volume 113.

30 per cent of pumpers need replacement in next five years Fire chiefs would like to replace 13 per cent of pumpers and 16 per cent of aerials at once Distribution of Survey Returns Apparatus Inventory of 855 Departments Reporting THE GRANDDAD of operational fire apparatus in the United States would appear to be a 1906 water tower, which a New England department admits must be towed. In any event, it is the oldest piece of apparatus reported in a survey recently conducted by FIRE ENGINEERING. Of more practical import, the survey disclosed that the chiefs who replied believe that they need an additional 333 pumpers to bring their departments up to full strength; that many chiefs whose departments do not possess rescue trucks feel that they should have them, and many others believe they should have additional rescue units. As might be expected, the trend appears to be away…

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