By Grady North

GRADY  is a product manager for E-ONE responsible for product development of municipal pumpers, tankers, and industrial trucks. He has more than 40 years of experience in the firefighting industry, having served as a volunteer firefighter for the Boone County FPD, Columbia, Missouri, and the Freeburg (IL) Volunteer Fire Department where he joined the International Association of Arson Investigators.

Beginning with the 1991 edition of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1901, Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus, safety has been a focus for apparatus design. Over the years, the NFPA addressed many of the issues facing the industry. A number of Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association (FAMA) member companies sit on the NFPA 1901 committee and Continue reading