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The City Council of University City approved a contract for a lease-to-own agreement on a new fire truck, reports West End World. The agreement with Community Fire Protection District is for a 2005 Aerial Truck. University City will pay $5,000 per month for the term of the lease which is one year, with the option...
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Police report a Phoenix fire engine was traveling approximately 29 mph over the speed limit at the time of a deadly crash, reports ABC 15 Arizona. The report, released more than nine months after the crash, also said the other vehicle’s driver, Kenneth “Chase” Collins, 20, did not possess a valid driver’s license and had...
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Grand Rapid voted to allow the fire department to spend up to $1.4 million to purchase used low mileage fire apparatus to replace outdated equipment and properties for a future fire station, reports MLive.com. Fire Chief John Lehman’s plan is to trade in up to 11 outdated apparatus and purchase seven used apparatus, including two...
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Bills in the state assembly and senate to protect road workers were created after seven first responders have died in roadside crashes, reports Fox 11 News. People who commit traffic violations by first responders, tow truck drivers and maintenance workers can face up to 9 months in prison. The bills say wireless telephone use near...
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The Falcon 8×8 was unveiled at the Dubai Intersec exhibition, reports The National. Designed to combat airport fires, the Falcon 8×8 has a tank, cabin and body covers made of fiberglass. The fire engine is capable of hauling more than 18,000 litres of water. It is also equipped with DCP extinguishers, which contain ammonium phosphate-based...