By DAVID DURSTINE

David is vice president of sales with IDEX Fire & Safety, whose brands include Akron Brass, Hale Products, and Class1 Electronics. He grew up in the fire service and has worked in the industry for more than 20 years. Durstine is a fourth-generation firefighter with the Apple Creek (OH) Volunteer Fire Department. He has served on the board of directors for the Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association (FAMA) and has been actively involved with many National Fire Protection Association standards committees.

Has your department ever laid large-diameter hose down the freeway at 65 miles per hour (mph)? Have you ever dumped a crosslay onto the sidewalk while taking a corner? Well it happens, and it should be prevented! I can tell you first hand that it happens when you least expect it. My department, a small Continue reading

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