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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, 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 From 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 “It is like part of the family,” Morris Halpin told “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, 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 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, reported. From The ladder truck known as Ladder One gives the department the capability to reach structures it never could previously. Any time there was ...
VIDEO: Gulfport donates old fire truck to another Mississippi department
The Gulfport Fire Department donated one of its old fire trucks to another Mississippi community. “This truck was actually donated to the city of Gulfport after Hurricane Katrina. Now we’re able to help somebody else out who’s having a hard time so that’ a pretty neat feeling for everybody that works here,” Gulfport Fire Chief ...
Washington department to welcome 2 new Rosenbauer fire trucks
Two new Rosenbauer fire trucks will be welcomed soon by a Washington department. The 2013 rigs belong to the Enumclaw Fire Department, reported. From With the ladder truck and fire engine combined the original grant was written for $1,257,000. However, federal grant rules stipulate that no department can be awarded more than $1,000,000 ...
Illinois fire trucks damaged when roof collapses in storm
Three Illinois fire trucks were damaged Monday after the roof of their fire station collapsed. From Menominee-Dunleith Fire Department Capt. Al Fleege said winds likely pushed in the doors to Menominee fire station No. 3, located off North Menominee Road, lifting the roof and causing it to come crashing down on top of a brush ...
Fort Worth fire truck damaged on way to medical call
A Fort Worth Fire Department fire truck was damaged Sunday evening when it was struck by a car. From Firefighters on board the truck were responding to a medical call when they were hit by the small pickup. Officials said the impact spun the fire engine around, but that everyone was able to walk ...
Fire at station destroys a volunteer department’s fire apparatus
A blaze at the Groveton Volunteer Fire Department in Pennsylvania destroyed some of the fire apparatus. From Steve Campbell, a 30-year veteran of the department, lives nearby and saw the fire. Kisow said Campbell shimmied under a garage door that would only open about 3 feet to start one of the fire engines, then drove it ...
VIDEO: Philadephia fire truck hit by tractor trailer
A Philadelphia fire truck was struck by a tractor trailer Saturday morning. The rig was on the scene of a previous crash when the incident happened, according to From A fire truck responding to the scene positioned itself sideways to protect the crews working. The driver of a tractor trailer was not able ...
Ohio department welcomes new E-One fire truck
The Norton Fire Division in Ohio welcomed a new E-One earlier this month. The new rig, with a foam injection system, is replacing a 32-year-old model, reported. The department received a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant for the majority of the cost of the new truck, according to “The city was able to obtain a major ...
San Diego fire truck overturns during training
A San Diego fire truck overturned during training Tuesday, injuring two firefighters. The truck was on a dirt road at the time of the incident, reported. From An engine company was training on a brush rig when a front tire slipped off the dirt road and the rig overturned twice as it rolled ...
Pennsylvania fire truck gets stuck in mud
A Pennsylvania fire truck arrived at a fire scene only to get stuck in some mud. The Earl Township Volunteer Fire Company’s rig was at a house fire Friday, reported. “When they pulled in, they pulled it a little too far off the side of the road and it sucked the truck into the ...
Tennessee fire truck damaged after striking pole
Two Leoma, Tennessee firefighters were taken to the hospital Thursday after their fire truck went off the road and hit a pole. Below is the press release from the Lawrence County Fire and Rescue Association: On Thursday, June 11th, 2015 at approximately 2 p.m., the Leoma Fire Department was dispatched to an emergency call where ...
Restored 1929 Model AA Ford delivered to Colorado volunteers
A restored 1929 Model AA Ford was delivered to some Colorado volunteers. Basalt volunteers knew they were getting the refurbished rig, but they were expecting it in early July instead, reported. From The engine has a history as colorful as its appearance. It was used as a logging truck in the Rifle area until a ...
1947 Connecticut fire truck needs new home
While one Connecticut fire company no longer exists, one of its fire trucks, a 1947 Ford, does and it needs a new home. Silvermine Volunteer Fire Company Truck No. 1 is owned by the Silvermine Community Association, reported. Members of the association used the truck at Chrismas, driving it around town then to the ...
Massachusetts town welcomes new Pierce
Two years in the making, a new Pierce was recently delivered to one Massachusetts department. The Greenfield Fire Department rig, which is being paid for by a lease-to-purchase agreement will replace a 1988 model, reported. Firefighters and officials comprised a committee to design the new fire truck. “We visited a lot of other departments ...
New Spartan to serve in West Virginia
A new Spartan will be serving in West Virginia. The Bluewell Volunteer Fire Department’s new rig arrived Thursday, reported. The $295,000 price tag was paid for with state and county funds and donations. It will replace a 20-year-old fire truck, according to Read more about the rig on
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