Columbus Ohio Sutphen

Sutphen at FDIC 2015

You cannot help but stop when you walk by a nice low hose bed at FDIC 2015. Sutphen has worked with Columbus Ohio and put together a very functional spec for a pumper that is built to work. You will also see a gallery below of several of their other trucks seen at FDIC 2015…

Harrisonburg Heavy Rescue

Harrisonburg Heavy Rescue at FDIC 2015

Typically it appears as if the normal process for spec’ing fire apparatus is to design a vehicle and then place the tools and equipment on it the best way possible.  Every now and then however, you come across an apparatus that was designed around the tools and equipment it’s going to carry along with its…

About Robert Kramer

Robert is a 19 year veteran of the Memphis Fire Department. He has consistently been assigned to the busiest companies in the City and is currently works on Engine Co. 10 in South Memphis.

FDNY 150 Truck

Ferrara at FDIC 2015

We saw a lot of good trucks and specs at FDIC 2015. Ferrara has been churning out some very good looking trucks lately and we have a photo album below for you to check them out. The FDNY 150th Anniversary truck was definitely a crowd pleaser. You can see a video of the FDNY 150…

Brownsburg Ladder Co. 131

Brownsburg Ladder Co. 131 – FDIC 2015

I have to say when we came across the new Brownsburg Ladder Co. 131 we were very surprised. This truck looks very different than many of the E-One’s we have seen in the past. We were lucky enough to speak with one of the truck company members who went through the entire apparatus with us…

Pierce Ascendant

Pierce Ascendant – FDIC 2015

We recently had the opportunity to check out the new Pierce Ascendant Aerial built by Pierce Mfg at FDIC 2015. The Ascendant is a 107′ aerial built on a single rear axle. This is a very interesting new design and we are very curious to see how well it operates. You can tell from the pictures…