By JEFF VANMETER

Jeff is a product manager for pumps at Hale Products Inc. in Ocala, Florida. Van Meter has worked for Hale Products Inc. for 13 years where he started as a design engineer, moved to operations, and then sales before taking his position in product management.

Every year, thousands of fire department apparatus specifications are reviewed by Fire Apparatus Manufacturer’s Association (FAMA) member companies before they are used to produce fire apparatus. While items such as tire ratings, engine size, seating requirements, hose carrying capacities, etc., are often defined in minute detail, the working area of the apparatus (the pump operator’s Continue reading

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