Apparatus & Equipment

Fire Apparatus Expert Bob Barraclough Dies

Bob Barraclough, chief columnist for Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment magazine and past president of the Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association (FAMA), passed away on Friday, January 21. A memorial in Bob’s honor planned for this spring.

Bob Barraclough was a 50-year veteran of the fire service and fire manufacturing industry. He was chief columnist for Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment magazine and a 20-year member of the NFPA 1901 Fire Apparatus Standards Committee. A principal organizer of the annual FDSOA Apparatus Specification Symposium, he was also a past president of the Fire Apparatus Manufacturers Association. Barraclough served as a consultant to Rosenbauer America and his career included executive positions at E-ONE, Hale Fire Pumps, National Foam, Span Instruments and Class 1.s.

Read Bob’s columns HERE.