At the risk of “piling on,” here is another article about COVID-19. There are many lessons learned from this worldwide pandemic. Some of these lessons will change our way of living in many areas.

It has certainly expanded the meaning of “saving our own” as we are at considerable risk of becoming the customer while serving our customers. No doubt this will accelerate emerging processes such as doctor’s appointments via telemedicine/telehealth. The fire service could emerge as an extension of urgent care agencies, whether it be going to the patient or the patient coming to the fire station.

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How To: Final Inspection Tips and Tricks

Final inspections are huge parts of the apparatus purchasing process and are nothing to glance over. This month, we asked Bill Adams and Ricky Riley, “What are your key final inspection criteria?”

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Fire departments spend millions of dollars on fire apparatus. We learn how to drive them with precision, but how much time have we spent researching how to care for and clean these pricey apparatus? I’m sure most departments use the same equipment to clean the apparatus and make the same mistakes. It’s not our fault; we are creatures of old habits.

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