Equipment

Several attempts have been made to secure a grant toward acquiring self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) units for the Tawas City Fire Department, reports Iosco County News-Herald. Officials weighed the options for replacing the outdated air packs, which are nearly 20 years old and no longer reliable. Following some discussion, the City Council voted 4-2 to...
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Vicksburg Fire Department are in Dayton for the final inspection of the new fire truck that will join the fleet, reports The Vicksburg Post. The truck, a 78-foot E-ONE “Typhoon” aerial, can accommodate up to five firefighters. The truck, which cost $815,303, was ordered in September 2018 and was expected to be delivered in September...
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A new $1.2 million fire truck has been customized to meet specific needs of the department, including maneuvering narrower roads, reports Broomfield Enterprise. North Metro Fire Rescue District threw a retirement ceremony for the old truck, which had been in operation at the front lines for 12 years and ran more than 25,000 emergency calls,...
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The Los Angeles Fire Department ordered its first electric fire engine, reports Los Angeles Times. The department is spending $1.2 million on the Rosenbauer Concept Fire Truck, or CFT, the equivalent price of an LAFD aerial ladder truck. The CFT will include two batteries with a 100-kilowatt capacity, meaning the fire engine can run for...
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A specialized team of firefighters in Phoenix serves as the Technical Rescue Teams, reports KTAR.com. Looked at as a highly sought after position, most firefighters who are a part of a team are roughly 10 year veterans of the job. Once they complete a 200-hour course over five weeks, they are eligible to be a...
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A 21-year-old truck has an expired inspection/registration sticker and has replaced a Houston Fire Department ladder truck that caught fire, reports Click 2 Houston. Houston Fire Department emergency vehicles are “exempt,” which means there is no tax levied on these government vehicles for registration. But they are still required to be inspected and registered with...
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The Columbia-Richland County Fire Department has purchased a new fire truck with a grant, reports WIST 10. Richland County bought the new truck by using $430,866 in Community Development Block Grant funding. Engine 30 is the second firetruck the county has purchased through CDBG funding. The first was one was purchased in 2016.