The Darley-built quick-attack fire apparatus built on a Ford F-550 chassis, is used by the department for medical calls; ATV, snowmobile, and automobile accidents; wildland fire; and water pumping points.
The 2020 rig, manufactured by KME, replaces a 2008 pumper that was retired and sold for $175,000.
According to the department, the rig, its medical truck, caught fire inside the station.
A driver died after crashing into the back of a fire truck that was on scene of another crash, reports Fox 4 News. A fire engine was in the left lane and shoulder with emergency lights on, but one driver did not move over and crashed into the fire truck. Only one person was inside...
A fire truck flying an American flag in front of the Plumsteadville Fire Department overturned after a traffic accident, reports CBSN Philly. CBS 6 reports that when the crew went to reposition the truck the vehicle tipped over. The ladder struck a car on Route 611. Police confirm there were minor injuries.
The Mountain Home city council approved the purchase of a 2015, 100-foot Sutphen ladder truck, reports KTLO.com. The department’s current ladder truck is a 1984 model Mayor Hillrey Adams says the department uses “Band-aids” to keep certified for service.
The new pumper is built on a Pierce Dash CF cab and chassis.
Since Hurricane Michael, the department has been using a borrowed engine from Bay County.
A fire truck activated its emergency lights and sirens and attempted to cross the intersection but t-boned a motorist, reports Gaston Gazette. The driver was then pinned in his car but freed by the firefighters. He was transported for medical assistance with non-life-threatening injuries. Both vehicles suffered serious damage. The truck’s transmission coolant line ruptured...
The Appomattox Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD) wants to replace their 1990 fire engine as it could hinder public safety, reports Times Virginian. The fire chief said that while the truck may look pristine on the outside due to the extra care they’ve given it, it’s time for an upgrade.