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The Waynesville Rural Fire Protection District said a semi-truck struck the department’s heavy rescue truck, reports The Rolla Daily News. As Waynesville firefighters began checking for injuries related to the crash, the department said their heavy rescue truck arrived at the scene, parking further behind the crash to perform a lane drop and keep traffic...
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The Lisbon Fire Department is getting a new fire truck whose orange color in honor of the town’s annual Moxie Festival, reports WTMW 8 ABC. When voters approved $675,000 to buy the new truck, the Fire Department decided to choose a color that everyone would agree on. The goal is to eventually have all trucks...
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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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The 100 Club donated 400 washdown kits to Arizona fire departments to help prevent job-related cancer, reports 12 News. Research from the University of Arizona shows using these kits immediately after a fire can help reduce cancer causing contaminants by up to 80 percent.
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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voted to allow the fire department to spend up to $1.4 million to purchase used low mileage fire apparatus to replace outdated equipment and properties for a future fire station, reports MLive.com. Fire Chief John Lehman’s plan is to trade in up to 11 outdated apparatus and purchase seven used apparatus, including two...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...