Issue 5 and Volume 154.

FIRE ENGINEERING was a finalist in the how-to article category in this year’s Jesse H. Neal Awards, sponsored by American Business Media. “Managing the Mayday,” by Rick Lasky and John F. (Skip) Coleman (January 2000), focused on training firefighters for dealing with a fireground situation involving a lost or trapped firefighter. Lasky is chief of the Lewisville (TX) Fire Department, and Coleman is deputy chief of operations for the Toledo (OH) Fire Department. AMERICAN LAFRANCE CORPORATION opened a 35,000-foot refurbishment and service center adjacent to its manufacturing facility in Cleveland, North Carolina. The building includes three 80-foot-long drive-through bays, an almost 8,000-square-foot fabrication space, and one of the largest paint booths in the area. The facility can perform component upgrades, custom installations, and repairs on a variety of vehicles regardless of make or model. It is an authorized service center for American LaFrance aerials, including Ladder Towers, Inc. (LTI), Aerial…

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