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VIDEO: 1912 American LaFrance Fire Truck and its 4-cylinder engine
Check out these two videos posted on YouTube by Randy Lehrian of a 1912 American LaFrance. Above, the driver takes it for a little ride. Below, they run the 4-cylinder engine.
VIDEO: Indiana chief shares video of cars not stopping for fire trucks
One Indiana fire chief showed a local TV station different situations when cars didn’t stop for fire trucks. “The vehicle…goes around us between pedestrians…and he actually goes up on the sidewalk to get around the truck,” West Lafayette Fire Chief Tim Heath Heath told of one of the clips. “They are all kept in ...
South Dakota department welcomes new Smeal fire truck
A South Dakota fire department recently welcomed a new Smeal fire truck to its fleet. Yankton Volunteer Fire Department’s new Smeal will replace a 1989 Grumman, reported. The fire chief told the new rig has a number of new safety features the old rig did not. The new Smeal also has a bigger ...
New Pierce fire truck serving in South Carolina
A new Pierce fire truck is serving in South Carolina. The Pierce Velocity arrived at the Beaufort-Port Royal Fire Department early in the month, according to From It has a single rear axle and a shorter wheelbase, allowing it to make tighter turns which is important on narrow streets, such as Beaufort’s historic ...
Five injured after car hits Michigan fire truck
A Michigan fire truck was struck by a car as it was on the scene of a previous crash. Two adults and three children in the car were taken to the hospital after their car hit the Grand Rapids Fire Department rig, reported. Officials told that it was snowing and roads were slippery ...
VIDEO: Georgia fire truck damaged by blaze at station
A blaze at a Georgia fire station damaged a fire engine. The fire at Columbus Fire Station 11 began Wednesday night, reported. “It appears to have initiated from a fire within the engine compartment of the fire truck, but it’s still under investigation,” Fire Marshal Ricky Shores told The fire caused about $500,000 ...
1938 fire truck finds its way back to Wisconsin
A 1938 Diamond fire truck has found its way home to Wisconsin. The rig served the Greendale Fire Department until the 1960s, reported. The antique fire truck, which isn’t operational right now, was last in New Jersey and its owner decided to give it back to Greendale. “It does need some engine work, but ...
City of Turlock Fire Department to welcome fire truck from Office of Emergency Services
A new fire truck will be serving the City of Turlock Fire Department, thanks to an agreement with California’s Office of Emergency Services. The rig is on loan, to be used for other emergencies in the area or around the state, reported. But when it’s not needed in other places, the City of Turlock ...
VIDEO: Wisconsin department lends fire truck to another in need
When a small Wisconsin fire department needed a fire truck for a few months, a big city came through. The Merrill Fire Department’s broke down then was damaged when a tire blew while it was going to be repaired, according to Facing a rental of thousands of dollars a week, the Green Bay Metro ...
New Zealand welcomes small fire truck
A New Zealand fire department will be able to get in more places thanks to it’s newest fire truck. The Isuzu 4WD appliance cost the Wakari Volunteer Rural Fire Authority $170,000, reported. From Built to order and designed to fight vegetation fires, the appliance’s high ground clearance, good traction and smaller size would make ...
Canadian fire department expecting new Pierce fire truck
Firefighters in one Canandian jurisdiction will be getting a new Pierce fire truck. The Pierce Ascendant will cost Prince Edward County $800,000 and is set to replace a 1988 rig, reported. From “The new aerial would become a first run truck to respond out of Picton and surrounding area to all emergency calls ...
Michigan department welcomes new Smeal fire truck
A Michigan fire department welcomed a new Smeal fire truck. Trenton Fire Chief Dean Creech told the new Smeal is “is full service, more agile and better suited for the community.” From The 75-foot ladder replaces a 2010 101-foot aerial ladder that was purchased primarily with grant funds. The new ladder is more ...
VIDEO: Airman’s job is to maintain the fire trucks
This Veteran’s Day, we’re taking a look behind the scenes at Misawa Air Base as A1C Alexandra Harris talks about her job maintaining the base fire trucks. Check out as she explains the “pump and roll” – one of her favorite job duties. You can see other Department of Defense Fire News videos on YouTube.
Massachusetts department welcomes new Ferrara fire truck
A new Ferrara fire truck is serving one Massachusetts department. The $1.2 million aerial platform ladder fire truck for the Abington Fire Department took about a year to build, reported. From The HD-100 Mid-Mount Platform comes with a slew of advanced features including an Inferno custom chassis, extruded aluminum body, heavy duty mid-mount ...
Fire Apparatus from 1800s back home with New York department
Two fire apparatus from the 1800s are back home their original New York department. The East Syracuse Fire Department officially welcomed back the 1888 Rumsey pumper and 1888 Rumsey hose cart Nov. 1, reported. The two rigs, which were the first two the department bought, were donated by the owner of the Fire Museum ...
New Pierce fire truck in service in Evanston, Illinois
Evanston, Illinois firefighters put their new Pierce fire truck in service this week. The aerial ladder cost $1.1 million and is replacing a 23-year-old rig, reported. From The tractor-drawn rear tiller-steered 100 foot aerial ladder truck is steered from the front and back ends. “Some of our streets, especially in winter are very ...
Family donates fire truck to South Dakota department
A South Dakota fire department has a new fire truck after a family donated the rig. The Delmont Fire Department accepted the widland engine from the Lyons family on Sunday, reported. From Following the devastating tornado, members of the Delmont Fire Department returned to their brand new fire hall only to find the ...
VIDEO: Pennsylvania fire truck stuck in sink hole
A Pennsylvania fire truck had to be rescued itself Tuesday afternoon after one of its wheels was stuck in a sink hole. The Lancaster crew was attending a training session across the street when it happened, according to “It sounded almost like a tree falling over in the woods when you’re cutting it off,” ...
New Jersey volunteers welcome new Pierce fire truck
Some New Jersey volunteers are doing something they haven’t done in 11 years when they welcome their new Pierce fire truck into service. The $525,000 2015 Pierce Impel fire truck arrived at the Alpha Volunteer Fire Company in September, reported. Fundraising dinners and bingo were among the ways the firefighters paid part of the ...
DC fire truck, car collide
Four Washington, D.C. firefighters were taken to the hospital after their fire truck was involved in a crash on the way to a fire Sunday morning. The fire truck and a car collided as the crew was headed to an apartment fire, according to The fire truck had some damage to a bumper, reported. ...