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The busiest fire station in Decatur wants to upgrade a fire truck, reports WAFF 48. The truck is 19 years old and has traveled more than 165,000 miles. Division Chief Tracy Thornton says they’ve worked with dealerships to speed up the process because there’s no telling when or if the truck will stop running.
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The City of Selkirk and the Selkirk Fire Department are donating an out of commission fire truck to a village in Brazil, reports CTV News. Fire Chief Craig Fiebelkorn said the truck is 30-year-old and would have to be recertified to remain working in Canada. The recertification would cost over $25,000, according to Fiebelkorn. Since...
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Hamilton Township Volunteer Fire Department is designing and building a brand new engine, reports wdrb.com. Every five years, the Hamilton Township Fire Protection District pays to replace one apparatus. Currently, the firefighters are working to replace an engine from the 1990s. They’re customizing a new $318,000 truck to hold more equipment and an extra 200...
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The Sherrill City Commission has unanimously approved the purchase of a new fire truck, reports Rome Sentinel. The Sherrill-Kenwood Fire Department approached the city to express their concerns about the condition and age of their fire apparatus. The city leadership has strategically budgeted $50,000 annually to create a Capital Improvement Reserve Fund to help reduce...
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The Bastrop City Council approved a $2.8 million certificate of obligation bond for a 100-foot Mid-Mount Aerial truck, a pumper truck and other needed equipment, reports The Statesman. At a total cost around $1.7 million, the aerial truck will include a 37-foot ladder that will be able to discharge 1,500 gallons of water per minute...
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The City of Valdosta has gotten $53,000 worth of new firefighter gear that could potentially help prevent cancer, reports WALB News 10. Chief Boutwell shared that the department’s eventual goal is to have two sets for firefighter gear for the entire department
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Eugene Springfield Fire and other area fire departments had the opportunity to test an electric fire truck built by Rosenbauer, reports The Register-Guard. The first five vehicles are being constructed now for clients in Europe and the Middle East