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Kentucky department hosts open house Saturday to welcome new Ferrara fire truck
A Kentucky department is holding an open house Saturday to welcome its new Ferrara fire truck. Members of the Madisonville Fire Department christened the “Tower 1” Friday, according to SurfKY.com. From SurfKY.com: The fire-engine red, mid-mount platform machine, featuring the city’s logo, is equipped with LED lighting, cameras and a 100-foot ladder capable of being ...
California department donates fire truck to fire academy
One California fire truck may have been built in 1992 but to the Crafton Hills College Fire Academy, it’s brand new. The Rancho Cucamonga Fire Protection District fire chief, who went to the fire academy himself delivered the rig to school officials, SBSun.com reported. “I’m so pleased to be here for this special event,” Crafton ...
BP money to help pay off fire trucks
A Louisiana department plans to use funds from BP to help pay for their fire trucks. Bayou Cane Fire Department is getting around $135,000 as part of BP’s settlement after the Deepwater Horizon explosion, HoumaToday.com reported. “We could have bought other equipment or put it toward training, but we didn’t need it,” Fire Chief Ken ...
Vermont fire truck starts blaze inside station
A Vermont fire station burned Tuesday and something in a fire truck parked inside started the fire. From WPTZ.com: Ambroz ruled out arson, but said Tuesday afternoon the exact cause was unknown. He said the fire started in the cab of a 2011 rescue pumper truck parked inside the fire station. “It could’ve been mechanical; ...
VIDEO: New Mexico fire truck gets stuck in construction area
Firefighters in a New Mexico fire truck found themselves stuck in a construction zone last week. The Bernalillo County rig was called to a neighborhood for a report of smoke, KRQE.com reported. Detours are in place on the road but emergency vehicles and local residents are allowed through. As the fire truck drove through, it ...
Illinois department welcomes new Pierce
An Illinois department welcomed a new Pierce late last month and it will go into service next week. La Verne Fire Department’s new rig has a 100-foot ladder and tight turning radius, DailyBulletin.com reported. The $1.3 million rig will replace a 25-year-old fire truck. From DailyBulletin.com: [Fire Chief Pete] Jankowski and [Battalion Chief Mark] Horine ...
Fire truck overturns at Milwaukee airport
A fire truck overturned Friday morning Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee. One person was hurt in the incident, which happened during training, Fox6Now.com reported. From WISN.com: Airport crews said the truck was the only vehicle involved in the incident, and a member of the airport’s fire department was taken to a medical facility for evaluation. ...
New Zealand man’s dream of fire truck museum in jeopardy as he looks for new home for his rigs
Some vintage fire trucks in New Zealand are looking for a new home. The rigs are part of Matt Silver’s collection and have been stored in a warehouse, Stuff.co.NZ reported. But the warehouse is about to be torn down and despite Silver’s efforts, he has not been able to open a fire museum for the ...
Ohio department plans open house to welcome new fire truck
If you’re near Galion, Ohio next week, stop buy to see the fire department’s new fire truck. Galion Fire Department firefighters have been training on the rig, according to GalionInquirer.com. “It’s just been in training,” [Chief Phil Jackson] told GalionInquirer.com. “(We) buy it with the hopes you don’t have to use it, but I am ...
Old California fire truck donated to Mexico city
A California fire truck is headed to Mexico. The Sonoma Valley Fire and Rescue Authority donated the 1987 Mack fire truck to the city of Ecuandureo, Michoacan, according to SonomaNews.com. Neither the city or the surrounding area has a fire truck. The old truck can carry 1,000 gallons of water, SonomaNews.com reported. Read more about ...
Fire truck leaves Maryland playground after 30 years
Thirty years ago, a Maryland daycare’s playground became home for an old fire truck. This week, the 1955 American LaFrance left that home, after the daycare moved, BaltimoreSun.com reported. A former Prince George’s County volunteer firefighter is going to use the old rig for parts on a 1952 American LaFrance he is restoring. From BaltimoreSun.com: ...
Detroit welcomes 5 new Smeal fire trucks
The Detroit Fire Department unveiled five new fire trucks Friday. Each of the Smeal pumpers cost around $477,000, according to DetroitNews.com. From DetroitNews.com: “It’s a dramatic upgrade to what we were working with,” said Sgt. Ronald Ward of Engine 1, which received one of the new rigs two weeks ago. “We made the best of ...
New York town hosts antique fire trucks at muster on Saturday
Antique fire trucks will be the center of attention at the 12th annual fire engine muster and open house in Kingston, New York on Saturday. The video above features sights and sounds from last year’s event. The event is sponsored by the Volunteer Firemen’s Hall and Museum of Kingston, according to the DailyFreeman.com. A parade, beginning ...
New Jersey community welcomes two new Pierce fire trucks
A New Jersey community welcomed two new Pierce fire trucks with a wetdown ceremony Saturday. The Pierce Velocity rigs will replace three older fire trucks at the Clark Volunteer Fire Department, according to NJ.com. They will be known as Engine 1 and Engine 4, as noted on the department’s Facebook page. They each cost $624,000, ...
Oklahoma fire truck destroyed in collision
An Oklahoma fire truck was destroyed in a collision Sunday. The Flower Mound Volunteer Fire Department tanker was headed to a grass fire when it collided with another vehicle, according to KSWO.com. Officials told KSWO that while this rig was a total loss, other fire trucks were available for emergencies. Read more, see photos and ...
Illinois department welcomes new Pierce fire truck
A new Pierce is serving the Villa Park Fire Department in Illinois. Firefighters have been training on the rig since it arrived last month, MySurburbanLife.com reported. What does it have that the model it’s replacing did not? From MySurburbanLife.com: “The old one didn’t have airbags or very many safety features, so this new one makes ...
California fire district welcomes wildland fire truck
One fire district in California has a new wildland fire truck, thanks to a loan from the U.S. Forest Service. The Beckwourth Fire District was able to get the Wildland Model 62, Type III rig through the Federal Excess Personal Property program, according to PlumasNews.com. From PlumasNews.com: “The best part of the arrival of the ...
Retired firefighter restores Kentucky fire truck he first drove as a teenager
While most fathers get ties as presents, one Kentucky retired firefighter would ask for parts to a fire truck. Even the truck itself was a gift. John Feather’s wife gave him Boyle County Engine 3 as a present on his 50th birthday and the couple have been working to restore the old rig ever since, ...
VIDEO shows impact of Miami fire truck, ambulance
Red light camera video shows the crash between the Miami fire truck and ambulance earlier this week. Miami police will be using the footage as they continue to investigate the collision, WSVN.com reported. Twelve people, including seven firefighters, were hospitalized after the crash. One person remained in the hospital Wednesday, according to WSVN.com. Read more ...
Illinois fire truck rolls over, injuring 6 firefighters
An Illinois fire truck rolled over Tuesday morning, sending six firefighters to the hospital. The Zeigler Fire Department rig was headed to a fire at the time, KFVS12.com reported. One firefighter was trapped in crash and flown to the hospital. From KFVS12.com: The fire truck was the only vehicle involved. According to the fire department, ...