Military Fire Apparatus by Tom Shand

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The Department of Defense operates over 300 fire stations serving the US Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy “Protecting Those Who Defend America”. The military fire apparatus column covers all aspects of military fire apparatus including new deliveries, technical descriptions of apparatus, profiles of military bases and facilities together with pertinent news of specialty units built to protect military assets. The column is authored by Tom W. Shand with occasional guest authors who provide commentary and photos used in the articles.


Tom Shand

F.A.J. Contributing Editor

Tom Shand is a 37 year veteran of the fire service having served with departments in Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York. He has spent the past 28 years working in the fire apparatus industry in sales and engineering. Tom currently works for Seagrave Fire Apparatus as a Regional Sales Manager and resides with his wife in Hamburg, New York. Tom also works with New York City Fire Lieutenant Mike Wilbur instructing on various aspects of apparatus design and engine company operations.

Tom can be contacted at foghog333@aol.com