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A Plano fire truck was damaged when it was hit by a vehicle while blocking traffic to protect an accident scene, reports WBAP. The ladder truck was parked across a traffic lane with all of its emergency lights on when it was hit shortly after 2:00 am. One firefighter was injured, but not seriously. The...
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Bamberg County dedicated three new fire pumper tankers, reports The T&D. The United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development provided grants and loaned the funding for the trucks, which will replace old, unreliable equipment in Ehrhardt, Olar and Little Swamp fire substations. The awards were for $280,000 per truck for a total of $840,000.
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Three-year-old Joseph won the Idaho Falls Fire Department costume contest and got a ride around the block on a fire truck, reports Local News 8 ABC. Joseph’s mom Grace Latham said he was given the option to dress up as either a pirate or a fireman and went with his desired future profession.
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The fire department hopes two new engines are part of a long line of replacements, reports WQAD 8. The two trucks cost the city more than half a million dollars. Each truck is custom made to handle the different kinds of weather that come to the Quad Cities. The two old trucks are 13 years...