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The Win-Bur-Sew, Oregon, Rochelle Fire Protection Districts will receive money to purchase new emergency vehicles, reports 23 WIFR. The departments are among 23 in Illinois funded for new fire trucks. Illinois State Fire Marshal Matt Perez and Illinois Finance Authority (IFA) Executive Director Christopher Meister issued more than $9.3 million in no interest or low...
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The Russell City Council approved a lease-purchase agreement to acquire a new rescue pumper fire truck, reports KRSL Russell Radio. The new truck will replace the 1980 Doran Dole Engine 1 truck, return the fleet to five fire trucks and add life to the current Rescue 1 truck, as the new truck will take over...
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Florida reporters detailed the struggle firefighters faced to gain cancer legislation and their personal stories of dealing with cancer.
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The Park Ridge Fire Department is looking to replace its 18-year-old ladder truck that sustained damage to its aerial ladder, reports Chicago Tribune. Aldermen gave the city’s fire department approval to start the process of securing bids for a new ladder truck, which is estimated to cost $1.4 million. Once bids are obtained, the recommended...
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Gulf Shores city council approved the donation of a surplus fire truck to Guardians of The Ribbon – Lower Alabama, reports GulfCoastNewsToday.com. Guardians of The Ribbon – Lower Alabama drive a pink fire trucks around lower Alabama every year to support women in their fight against cancer. They help raise money and awareness for nonprofit...
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The Freeport Fire Department has hired a consultant to help determine what apparatus is needed for the fleet, reports Portland Press Herald. Emergency Vehicle Response will examine all vehicles in the department’s fleet, including ambulances, and advise the department on replacing its pumper, tanker and ladder trucks. Once the fleet assessment is completed, it could...
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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.