Equipment

In recent weeks, all public safety entities in the Quad-Cities have introduced and expanded specific screening and response protocols for all emergency calls, reports The Daily Courier. It starts with 911 dispatchers asking a series of questions to determine each caller’s potential for having the virus. Prescott Fire Department (PFD) then decided to add an...
Equipment

White Rock Fire Department officials recently bought a new set of extrication tools to help residents trapped in vehicle accidents, reports McDonald County Press. Firefighters worked to secure two bids for the equipment. Hurst and TNT Rescue provided bids. TNT Rescue Systems gave the department the opportunity to look at the vehicle extrication tools in-depth....
Apparatus

Edisto Beach has a remodeled fire truck and the town’s water supply was fixed, reports Walterboro Live. The cost of a new replacement ladder truck of equal quality to the one they needed would be approximately $950,000. Unique additions of a bronze pump, stainless steel plumbing, and a permanent undercoating treatment were put in place on...
PPE

Area residents and a business have donated personal protective equipment to first responders at the Superstition Fire and Medical District, reports Daily Independent. Collectively they have donated several N95 face masks, eye protection and medical gloves. Anyone wishing to donate personal protective equipment  should contact Assistant Chief Ochs at [email protected] to make arrangements.
Equipment

After a four-year period and two previous applications with no luck, Sevier County fire departments were awarded a regional Federal Emergency Management Agency grant in the sum of $596,645 to purchase new and customized equipment, reports The Richfield Reaper. The Sevier County commissioners subsequently approved a 10 percent match of the funds awarded by the...
Apparatus

A fire truck originally owned by the Waverly Volunteer Fire Department made its way back to its hometown after a 65-year trip around eastern Nebraska, reports The Wahoo Newspaper. City officials were notified out about six months ago that a 1934 Ford Model BB fire truck formerly owned by Waverly was for sale. The Omaha...