As everyone in this industry is well aware, the rules and regulations governing emissions for all types of vehicles and power equipment-including engines used in emergency vehicles-changed rapidly during the past decade. This has resulted in the introduction of new aftertreatment technologies, modifications to maintenance procedures, and the need to train operators. Compared to the hardware and aftertreatment systems changes that occurred in conjunction with 2004, 2007, and 2010 emissions regulations, the 2013/2014 regulations do not result in any new aftertreatment technologies. Read More.
This article originally appeared in Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment, Nov, 2013.