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Bergenfield’s attempt to donate a decommissioned fire truck now has an interested buyer, reports northjersey.com. Bergenfield Councilman Barry Doll reached out to say he wanted to purchase the 1988 Hahn Pumper fire truck. Bergenfield had wanted to offer it, free, to the town of Samaná in the Dominican Republic, which needs a pumper truck. But because the truck...
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A grant from the Texas Department of Agriculture will help Athens upgrade fire equipment, reports Athens Daily Review. The $500,000 grant will help upgrade the fleet of fire trucks and 33 self-contained breathing apparatus cylinder units will come to the end of their 15-year service life this year and will need to be replaced. The...
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With the addition of 4G modems to PRO-VISION® video recording systems, users can use a 4G connection to easily track their fleet vehicles, receive event notifications and access cameras views—all in real time.
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Nashua Fire Rescue celebrated its new addition with a ceremony to unveil the new fire truck purchased through an Assistance to Firefighters grant, reports patch.com. The grant of $650,000, along with a 10 percent match from the city, allowed for the purchase of the truck. The new truck consolidates the city’s front line technical response...
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A new $1.4MM ladder truck for the Central Fire Protection District of Santa Cruz County is tentatively scheduled to go into service mid-December, reports patch.com. The truck is replacing the CFPD’s 2001 Pierce ladder truck, but the ladder truck will remain available for use if needed. The new Rosenbauer expands the tools available to incident...
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No injuries were reported when a car hit a Hartford (CT), reports Hartford Courant. The crash happened in front of Hartford Public High School. Firefighters and police said they were at the school for a medical call. Damage to the fire truck was minimal.
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Last year when a Tesla slammed into a fire truck on a Southern California freeway, the accident caught the attention of federal investigators concerned about the emerging technology, reports Bloomberg. The radars and cameras used to sense obstructions ahead each have their limitations and computer software that evaluates the data is still a work in...