5 game-changing fire truck technologies

When I began my fire service career in 1981 with the James City County (Va.) Fire Department, our pumper was built on a cab-over Ford chassis, commonly known as a fire truck on a commercial chassis, as opposed to a custom-built truck.
Over the last 33 years, the apparatus industry came a long way in the protection provided to firefighters as they respond to and from emergency scenes aboard fire apparatus.
Here are five game-changing technologies in fire apparatus that will have a major influence on firefighter safety, efficiency and operations for years to come.