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Northfield (MA) Agrees to Deal for Fire Apparatus


As long as Northfield pays half the money before the truck is built, it will cost $449,859, $141 under the amount allocated for the engine.

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Volunteer Tennessee Firefighter Killed in Accident


Hardin County volunteer firefighter Gus Losleben died of injuries sustained in a head-on collision between a loaded log truck and Hardin County Fire Department tanker.

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GLOBE, DUPONT PROTECTION TECHNOLOGIES (DUPONT), AND THE NATIONAL VOLUNTEER FIRE COUNCIL (NVFC) announced two more recipients in the 2014 Globe Gear Giveaway: the Bannertown Volunteer Fire Department, Mount Airy, North Carolina, and the Winfield Township Volunteer Fire Company, Cabot, Pennsylvania.

Department Builds Custom Tanker on Caterpillar Chassis


Specifically, Lacon-Sparland's truck committee wanted a minimum 500-gallon-per-minute (gpm) midmount pump, a larger water tank, plenty of compartment space to allow for additional equipment storage in the future, and a closer cab-to-water-tank fit.

Slow Down in 2015


As usual, the outlook from industry leaders is good.

Pierce Delivers Three Dash CF Pumpers, Dash CF Heavy-Duty Ladder to Irving (TX) Fire Department


Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, delivered three Pierce Dash CF pumpers and a Dash CF 105-foot heavy-duty ladder apparatus to the Irving Fire Department in Irving, Texas.

Minnesota Company Delivers Fire Apparatus Around the World


Lindstrom's new volunteer fire department needed a motorized fire truck. That proved a pricey proposition for the rural hamlet in the 1930s, so Mayor Elmer Abrahamson, a blacksmith by trade, offered to build one.

South Salem Fire District (CT) Plans to Pursue Fire Apparatus Purchase


The South Salem Fire District has issued notices that it intends to purchase a 42-foot fire engine that has been debated and questioned over the last few months by residents, firefighters and members of the district's board of commissioners.

Gainesville (GA) Fire Apparatus Undergoes Precautionary Repairs


The Gainesville Fire Department truck that was used to rescue three Hall County firefighters injured in July after falling 44 feet in a collapsing ladder is now undergoing repairs as a precaution against the same kind of accident.

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