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An Eddy County volunteer fire department is getting a new truck to replace an aging brush fire truck, reports Carlsbad Current Argus. Eddy County Board of Commissioners approved the use of $210,141 in fire excise tax funds to purchase a new brush truck for the Riverside Volunteer Fire Department. The new vehicle will be able...
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Statesville Fire Department held a push-in ceremony to welcome a new aerial truck, reports Statesville Record & Landmark. The truck is a 2019 Sutphen with a 100-foot aerial platform. It has a 500-horsepower motor, a 2,000-gallon-per-minute pump and a 300-gallon water tank. It replaces a 24-year-old truck that was failing safety standards. The city opted...
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Fire District No. 3 is holding a special vote in late November to request the funds for new firefighting equipment, reports Tap Into. If approved by the voters of district three, they will enter into a Lease to Buy program, with payment not to exceed $650,000 for the new fire equipment. According to the district,...
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The Texarkana Texas Fire Department ordered a $635,000 new pumper truck set to arrive in late 2020, reports ArkLaTexhomepage.com. Assistant Fire Chief Chris Black says getting a new custom pumper truck means fewer maintenance issues and a larger tank that can hold up to 750 gallons of water. Most trucks can only hold 500 gallons....
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A used ladder truck that was purchased with the intention to save money is out of service nearly seven months later, reports WPRI 12. A failed engine and now an electrical issue have kept the vehicle off the road for all but a month since the city bought it. A new ladder truck would cost...
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The District Nine Volunteer Fire Department just received its very first trucks as a newly formed fire department in Donley County, reports KFDA 10 Amarillo. The five total vehicles they have now are passed down from other fire departments. The District Nine Volunteer Fire Department appreciates the support from other departments, but still needs the...
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A semi-truck carrying shrimp and cheesecake caught fire then a fleeing SUV crashed into multiple vehicles including first responders, reports Fox 28 Spokane. The collision involved two fire trucks, a patrol car, a WSDOT vehicle and a civilian vehicle. The driver and passenger were transported with serious injuries, but no other injuries have been reported.
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The City of Charleston is donating a fire truck to the Bahamas as part of a collaboration between the City of Charleston, State Senator Sandy Senn, and Hanahan and Awendaw, reports The Post and Courier. The city of Charleston is donating a retired firetruck, Reserve Engine 152, while Hanahan and Awendaw are contributing multiple hoses,...