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Chinese fire truck has two cabs
A fire truck with cabs on both ends? That’s what residents in one Chinese province are seeing. From GlobalTimes.cn: The Nanjing Fire Department brought the vehicle, dubbed the “double-headed dragon,” from Austria to better cope with the city’s narrow streets. With a driver’s cab on each end, the Austrian-made vehicle does not need to turn ...
New Pierce dedicated in South Carolina
A South Carolina department officially dedicated its new Pierce this month. The town is leasing the Cheraw Fire Department’s new rig, which has a 95-foot ladder, TheState.com reported. Unlike the truck it’s replacing, the new Pierce Arrow XT has an on-board water pump. It’s also roughly 20 feet longer, according to TheState.com. Residents have seen the ...
New red Smeal joins California department
There’s a new Smeal in California and for this particular department, the red on the rig is a big change. Woodbridge Fire Protection District’s Engine 7-1 was a demo model and cost the department about $469,000, LodiNews.com reported. Woodbridge’s engines had been green, but Chief Steve Butler told LodiNews.com one of the reasons to change ...
New Spartan officially welcomed in Texas
Firefighters and residents officially welcomed a new Spartan fire truck in Texas on Monday with a wet down ceremony. The Copperas Cove rig has responded to emergencies since it arrived in December, KDHNews.com reported. The $1 million Spartan, with a 1,500 gallon per minute pump, is the “fire truck of fire trucks,” Fire Chief Michael ...
Fire truck from late 1800s to be on display in the United Kingdom
An old fire engine bought in the late 1800s is restored and ready to be shown off in the United Kingdom. After it was retired from service, Eccleshall firefighters lost track of the old rig, but in 1984, it came back, StokeSentinal.co.uk reported. A retired fire officer was the person who discovered the old rig. ...
South Carolina firefighter injured when fire truck overturns
A Columbia, South Carolina fire truck overturned Sunday, injuring a firefighter. From WLTX.com: Troopers say the firetruck was making a left off of Bluff Road onto South Cedar Creek when the vehicle overturned at approximately 10 a.m. The rig’s driver was taken to the hospital, according to TheState.com. Read more at WLTX.com and TheState.com.
Boston fire truck hits trolley
A Boston fire truck hit a city trolley Tuesday. From Boston.CBSLocal.com: Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald said an engine company from the Engine 37/Ladder 26 station struck the trolley. The station is right in front of the tracks and engines from that station cross the tracks multiple times a day, MacDonald said. No one ...
Florida department welcomes new Rosenbauer with blue touches
There’s a new Rosenbauer with a new color scheme in Florida. Palm Coast Fire Department‘s new pumper was a year in the making and cost $360,000, News-JournalOnline.com reported. In addition to a water tank, the rig will carry foam. From News-JournalOnline.com: Perhaps most notable about the new fire engine is its paint style. The top ...
New Jersey fire truck damaged at crash scene
A New Jersey fire truck was damaged after responding to crash on an icy highway Sunday. The Bellmawr Fire Department rig was blocking crews from traffic as they tended to a driver involved in a crash on a New Jersey Turnpike overpass, Philly.com reported. A car passing the scene hit the fire truck after slidding ...
VIDEO: New rescue truck welcomed in Albuquerque, New Mexico
A new rescue truck was dedicated in Albuquerque, New Mexico Friday. Two paramedics will be assigned to the rig, which will serve Fire Station 2, KOB.com reported. According to a post on Albuquerque Fire Department’s Facebook page, “Citizens in the Gibson area will now have an even faster advanced EMS response time.” Read more and ...
VIDEO: Texas firefighter injured while sitting on fire truck bumper
A Texas firefighter was hurt as he sat on the bumper of one of his department’s fire trucks. From ABC13.com: He was sitting on the bumper of a fire truck in the station garage, drinking a Gatorade, he told us, when a co-worker was parking a pickup. The trucks tires lost traction on the wet ...
VIDEO: Tennessee fire truck slides off road, down hill
A Tennessee fire truck fell down a hill after hitting a patch of black icek in fog Wednesday morning. The rig, which was responding to a crash, crashed through a wooden guard rail before rolling down the hill, WLOS.com reported. From WISTV.com: Major Frank Stout said the rollover occurred about 8 a.m. inside Carriage Park, ...
VIDEO: Oregon fire truck headed to Mexico
An Oregon fire truck is headed to help firefighters in Mexico. Ashland Fire and Rescue Engine 8811 was given a send off Monday, KDRV.com reported. The department has donated other apparatus to its sister city, Guanajuato, before. “This is actually our fourth engine that we’re donating to Guanajuato,” Ashland Fire and Rescue division chief Chris ...
Police: Texas fire truck taken from station
A Texas fire truck is missing, according to police in Rose Hill. From Click2Houston.com: The Rose Hill Fire Department says the thieves kicked in the door of the station, ransacked it, and then drove one of the trucks through the bay door. From KHOU.com: The truck is a red, single cab, Ford F350 with “Rosehill ...
VIDEO: Colorado fire truck overturns on icy road
A Colorado fire truck flipped over on icy roads Saturday. The Colorado Springs rig was headed to a fire, KRDO.com reported. No firefighters were hurt, according to KRDO.com. Officials told KKTV.com it’s been over a decade since an incident like this. Read more and see video at KRDO.com. More information and a picture are on ...
Indiana department welcomes new E-One
Firefighters in Indiana have a new E-One fire truck. The new Monon Fire & Rescue tanker arrived Friday, Newsbug.info reported. Fire Chief Brad Hahn told Newsbug.info about some of the trucks features, including a “top mount pump.” The rig also has a 3,000 gallon tank. “When we roll out our engine and both of our ...
London fire truck hits building
A London fire truck struck a building Tuesday, sending two firefighters to the hospital. The rig was responding to a fire call when the incident happened, according to Mirror.co.uk. The fire truck went off the road and hit the building. “Two firefighters have been taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews. Another firefighter was ...
VIDEO: Delaware fire truck hits house in icy conditions
A Delaware fire truck hit a house Tuesday morning, and officials say icy conditions caused the crash. The Wilmington Fire Department rig was parked at the top of a hill after responding to an accident, 6ABC.com reported. The truck slid down the hill, hit a car then the house, according to WPVI.com. “I see the ...
VIDEO: Dallas fire truck, cement truck collide
Four Dallas firefighters were taken to the hospital after their fire truck and a cement truck collided Tuesday. Fire officials told WFAA.com the firefighters were headed to a fire in Truck 24 with its lights and siren activated at the time of the crash. “The cement truck was sitting at the intersection, waiting to make ...
Pennsylvania firefighter buys fire truck from his past
A Pennsylvania firefighter was 16 when he first rode on this 1949 Mack pumper. Now, he owns it. The rig was in service in Perry County until 1984, according to PennLive.com. Sold to man in Maryland, it remained there for 20 years, until the man died and his daughter contacted the New Bloomfield Fire Company. ...
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