Humpday Hangout: The Importance of Apparatus Committees

In this week’s Humpday Hangout, Frank Ricci talks to his guests about apparatus committees and trends in spec’ing out aerial and heavy rescue apparatus.

This week’s panel will cover topics like:

  • The make-up of the committees
  • Knowing how the rig will serve the community
  • Importance of seeing one, trying it, making sure it will fit in your streets and firehouse
  • Spec’ing the rig for the tools and not the tools to the rig
  • Practicality
  • Rescue rigs and aerial rigs


Robert “RJ” James, Capitol Fire Training LLC

Chris Hinde, deputy chief of Rockville (MD) Volunteer Fire Department


Rockville Volunteer Fire Dept. – Apparatus Replacement Schedule & Estimated Apparatus Cost Datasheet

Rockville Apparatus Replacement Schedule and Guidelines For Corporation Owned Apparatus

Rockville Apparatus Graphics Standardization For Corporation Owned Apparatus


Humpday Hangout: Response to Extraordinary Incidents

Humpday Hangout: Houston Command Staff on Operations

Humpday Hangout: Training Fires

Humpday Hangout: Training Today’s and Future Command Officers

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