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Five new Pierce fire trucks welcomed in New Jersey
Five new Pierce fire trucks were welcomed in New Jersey this week. The ladder and four pumpers will be serving North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue, NJ.com reported. “The past few years have been an exciting time for North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue, with many outstanding new members of our department and now this addition ...
Tractor trailer hits Irving, Texas fire truck at crash scene
Irving, Texas firefighters were hurt Sunday when a tractor trailer struck their fire truck at a crash scene. From NBCDFW.com: According to Irving police, a firetruck was stopped on Highway 183 blocking traffic as police waited for a tow truck to remove a pickup involved in a drunken driving crash. The suspected drunken driver fled ...
Florida fire truck struck by semi at crash scene
A Osceola County Fire Rescue truck was damaged when it was hit by a semi truck on the scene of another crash last weekend. The Florida firefighters were working to get a driver out of a car in the original crash when the incident happened Saturday, MyNews13.com reported. After hitting the fire truck, the semi ...
New HME Ahrens-Fox fire truck arrives in Ohio
There’s a new HME Ahrens-Fox fire truck at one station in Ohio. Cheviot Fire Department’s new rig cost $600,000, according to Cincinnati.com. The truck, with a 900-foot hose, is replacing a 1988 Seagrave. From Cincinnati.com: It also features bright exterior LED lighting to better illuminate fire scenes, wireless headsets for communication among firefighters, the equipment ...
Arizona fire truck gets stuck in sink hole
An Arizona fire truck became stuck in a sink hole Tuesday. The rig was in Fountain Hills when the wheel went into the hole caused by a water main break, KPHO.com reported. Check out KPHO.com for more photos.
VIDEO: New Smeal pumper arrives in Detroit
video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Detroit’s new Engine 27 is the first of 10 fire trucks to be delivered to the city. Among the new technology firefighters will enjoy with the new Smeal is a back up camera, ClickonDetroit.com reported. “It’s been about 8 years since we got a new vehicle, and this is great,” ...
Canadian city’s first fire truck to be restored
Before one Canadian city came into existence, it had it’s first fire truck – a 1948 American LaFrance. Now, the city has set aside money to restore the old rig, TheWesternStar.com reported. From TheWesternStar.com: The City of Corner Brook, in partnership with the fire department and the College of the North Atlantic, has set the ...
VIDEO: New fire truck headed to Rhode Island
A new fire truck will be heading to Rhode Island. The rig for the Narragansett Fire Department is possible due to a $769,582 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, WPRI.com reported. The department also received a nearly $80,000 to use for equipment. Rhode Island’s senators and a congressman attended the event announcing the grant, ...
Indiana fire truck becomes latest in line of holiday ornaments
An Indiana fire truck is becoming a holiday ornament. The 1956 Ford, which has served the Greenwood Fire Department for 60 years, is one of this year’s Hallmark Keepsake ornaments, according to IndyStar.com. From IndyStar.com: Greenwood purchased the engine soon after it rolled out of the factory. The white fire truck stayed in active fire ...
VIDEO: California firefighters injured when truck was hit, rolled over
Five California firefighters were injured Sunday morning after a car hit their truck, causing it to roll over. California authorities say the driver of another vehicle was attempting to merge when she hit the U.S. Forest Service fire truck, according to ABC30.com. The rig, headed to the Sierra National Forest, rolled over four times. One ...
1928 fire truck back home with Illinois department
An old Illinois fire truck is back home after 12 years of fundraisers. The Dixon Rural Fire Department rig was in service from 1928 until the 1960s when it was sold, SaukValley.com reported. From SaukValley.com: In 2003, the most recent owner, Vern Ellis, called the department. He said he took ownership of the truck from ...
Tennessee students to train on old North Carolina fire truck
Some firefighting students in Tennessee have a new fire truck to train with thanks to a North Carolina department. The 1986 fire truck with 11,000 miles arrived at the Sullivan East High School in late June, according to TimesNews.net. From TimesNews.net: “They were thrilled with what we wanted to do with the truck,” [county school ...
1921 Ahrens-Fox fire truck returns to New Jersey
An old New Jersey Ahrens-Fox fire truck was welcomed home at the end of May. “Geraldine,” a 1921 Model P-4, spent 30 years serving in Madison before being sold and spending 50 years away from the department, NewJerseyHills.com reported. A grant and fundraising paid the $150,000 to buy her back from an owner in Massachusetts. ...
Massachusetts station’s most beloved truck is wooden
The favorite fire truck at the Flint Fire Station in Massachusetts isn’t a big red one — it’s only 15 feet long and made of wood. Every day for 10 years, school kids would climb on the truck firefighters built in front of the station, Fall-River.wickedlocal.com reported. In 2013, a car hit and destroyed the ...
1928 Florida fire truck gets new wheels
Firefighters passed a big hurdle in getting a 1928 Florida fire truck restored. The old St. Augustine Fire Department rig needed new tires so it could be more easily transported, ActionNewsJax.com reported. The truck had been kept on blocks because the tires wouldn’t keep air for every long. Tires, at the cost of almost $1,400 ...
Maine department welcomes new Smeal fire truck
There’s a new Smeal fire truck in Maine. The Alna Fire Department took delivery of the pumper Monday, according to WiscassetNewspaper.com. From WiscassetNewspaper.com: Residents agreed in 2014 to buy it for nearly $300,000, including a foam system that Alna has not previously had for fighting fires. The truck can also pump 1,500 gallons of water ...
1931 Ford Model AA fire truck being restored for Goodwill Fire Company in Pennsylvania
A 1931 Ford Model AA fire truck that served the Goodwill Fire Company in Pennsylvania is being restored. About 20 volunteers are working on the old rig, according to WFMZ.com. “It is like part of the family,” Morris Halpin told WFMZ.com. “And you just can’t get rid of part of the family.” The volunteers have ...
North Carolina fire truck given to group which helps sick children
A North Carolina fire truck was given to an Ohio group which focuses on sick children. The Acme-Delco-Riegelwood Fire-Rescue’s 41-year-old rig will now help Santa’s Hide A Way Hollow bring smiles to kids, WECT.com reported. “We want to put it out to pasture so to speak, that would be more respectable and to us with as ...
New Pierce fire truck in California built to fight windmill fires
The Kern County Fire Department welcomed a new Pierce to its fleet – one that will be used in windmill fires near Tehachapi, California, according to Bakersfield.com. The Type III “Windmill” rig arrived at the department last week, the department’s Facebook page posted. The $350,000 price tag was paid for by windmill companies but “his ...
Massachusetts firefighters training on new E-One fire truck
Members of the Longmeadow Fire Department in Massachusetts have welcomed a new E-One fire truck. Firefighters have started training on the $750,000 rig that arrived earlier in the month, TheReminder.com reported. From TheLongmeadowNews.com: The ladder truck known as Ladder One gives the department the capability to reach structures it never could previously. Any time there was ...