Equipment

Jasper Volunteer Fire Department is taking steps toward purchasing air packs, reports Dubois County The Herald. The board opened bid proposals from Donley Safety of Indianapolis and Hoosier Fire Equipment of Greenfield and placed them under advisement as department leadership investigates and determines which one is the best fit. Both bids were just north of...
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Clatskanie fire crews tested the district’s new engineer acquired in 2019, reports The Chief News. Crews hooked long lines of hoses to the large fire engine and stretched them into the parking lot of the district station during the testing. The $568,000 fire engine includes specialize industrial equipment attached. The district had been banking cash...
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A fire truck from the Odessa Fire Department was involved in an accident, reports WENY News. The accident happened after the road collapsed, causing the truck to go off the side of the roadway. The pumper truck was being driven by a 23-year member of the fire department, and that driver was not injured. The...
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A driver nearly crashed into a Decatur fire engine as it responded to an emergency call, reports WAND 17. The driver, with siren and lights on, spotted a pick-up truck just in time to come to a complete stop. The pick-up truck driving at a high rate of speed slammed on its brakes and swerved...
COVID-19

The Augusta Fire Department has begun using personal protective equipment when responding to medical emergency calls to protect patients and firefighters from exposure to the coronavirus, reports The Augusta Chronicle. When dispatch receives a call regarding a medical emergency, additional screening questions will be asked to the patient for possible COVID-19 symptoms or exposure. Emergency...
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The DuBois Volunteer Fire Department recently loaned North Point Fire Co. of the Sandy Township Volunteer Fire Department an engine for use while theirs was being repaired, reports The Courier Express. North Point, which serves all of Treasure Lake and Sabula, in addition to assisting with fires in the township or mutual aid requests in...