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The City of Everett was awarded a grant of over $900,000.00 to help with the purchase of two new fire engines to replace older models, reports myeverettnews.com. The first of those two engines was “rolled-in” to its new home. To mark Fire Prevention Week the Everett Fire Department is hosting an open house at Station 5 from...
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City council members approved the purchase of an $870,000 fire truck for the Palestine Fire Department, reports Palestine Herald-Press. The truck, financed over 10 years, will replace the aged “Tower 1” ladder-truck. The department could have refurbished Tower 1, but that would have cost more than $500,000 and lasted only 10 years. The quint, built...
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A Detroit fire truck reportedly slammed into vehicles at a gas station, reports WWJ 950. The truck was near the intersection when it lost control and slammed into at least two vehicles, before hitting a utility pole and bringing down power lines outside a gas station.
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CustomFIRE—Sheboygan Falls (WI) Fire Department pumper. Spartan Gladiator cab and chassis; Cummins L9 450-hp engine; Waterous CSUC20 1,500-gpm pump; 1,000-gallon polypropylene water tank.
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Very efficient 2,000-gpm or greater pump operations from a single engine can be done efficiently both mechanically and strategically. It’s always better to have more water and not need it than it is to need the water and have to go get it.
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In today’s hyperactive political environment, there are several innuendos and even accusations no fire department wants to encounter—especially in the competitive bidding arena. They are restraint of trade and collusion.