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Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services added another squad to its fleet of ambulances, reports Tribune Ledger News. Squad 5 is the county’s 16th squad and will both reduce response times and increase the level of service. Earlier this month county commissioners also unanimously approved the purchase of 2.94 acres of land for the department’s...
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The Hobart fire department welcomed two 2019 Pierce Manufacturing Inc. Enforcer fire engines costing about $600,000 each, reports The Chicago Tribune. The new apparatus includes hydraulic extraction equipment so firefighters can respond quicker. The previous equipment required electrical connections. They also offer “clean cabs” and contain a storage unit for contaminated clothing and equipment outside...
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A procession of American Emergency Vehicles (AEV), part of REV Ambulance Group, make its way to New York from North Carolina as part of an 81-vehicle emergency order from the Fire Department of New York (FDNY).
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The vehicle interiors of Cleveland’s first responders received a coronavirus sterilization, reports cleveland.com. The interiors were cleaned using a SteraMist Environment System sprayer that atomizes a hydrogen peroxide solution. In total, 150 police cruisers, EMS ambulances and fire trucks were sprayed.
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The Swanzey Fire Department has put an ambulance into service, reports SentinelSource.com. Town officials decided to purchase the vehicle as a backup to transport patients if no other ambulance is available. Fire Chief William Gould and EMS Coordinator Brandon West recommended the purchase due to a projected increase in medical calls in the region during...
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Dover and Exeter fire departments are using a sanitizing instrument, known as an electrostatic sprayer, reports SeaCoastOnline.com. Exeter Assistant Fire Chief Justin Pizon said the sprayer emits cleaning solution that has been electrically charged so it will bond to all surfaces inside the back of an ambulance for a thorough and rapid deep clean. Exeter...
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Family members of a man who died after the ambulance he was riding in broke down say they plan to sue the city that operates the service, reports FOX Denver 31. The ambulance broke down in Strasburg, approximately 120 miles into the transport from Cheyenne Wells to the Denver area. An autopsy report obtained by...
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The mayor has introduced a resolution that would limit the Fire Department’s response, contending that the city’s heavy rescue truck, a fire engine and a Guilfoyle ambulance all shouldn’t go out on many EMS calls, reports NNY 360. It’s a matter of safety and an insurance liability for firefighters and the public to send out...
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RRV units are in service between the hours of 7 a.m., and 10 p.m., and are staffed by two FDNY firefighters who are CFR-trained or have EMT certification to provide prehospital medical care.