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West Virginia fire truck destroyed after rolling over

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A West Virginia volunteer firefighter was injured Friday after the fire truck he was driving went off the road and overturned multiple times. The Milton volunteer was returning from a fire when the incident occurred, WSAZ.com reported. From WSAZ.com: “It was like a bomb exploded,” [witness Dan Jackson] said. “it went through the air. Everything was going everywhere.” Jackson says ...

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VIDEO: Indiana department celebrates 175 years of firefighting

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One Indiana fire department turns 175 this year and much of its history can be found in a museum, thanks to one former firefighter. Don Weber, a Fort Wayne firefighter from 1962 to 1983, gathered pictures and news stories about the department and helped found the Fort Wayne Firefighters’ Museum, WANE.com reported. A 1848 hand pump and a 1927 Ahrens-Fox ...

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South Carolina county makes plan to buy new fire trucks

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This year alone, one South Carolina county plans on spending $8 million on new fire apparatus. Horry County officials will use money from a tax rate increase to pay for the eleven rigs, CarolinaLive.com reported. “As time goes by, stuff gets old and harder to maintain,” Captain Paul Crutchfield told CarolinaLive.com. Officials plan to spend $15 million every six years ...

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Connecticut police officer donates old fire truck to Kentucky volunteers

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An old fire truck will be serving the public again, thanks to a Connecticut police officer. The 45-year-old Stamford police officer, who also was once a volunteer firefighter in Trumbull, Connecticut, collects fire trucks and owns 11 engines and pumpers, StamfordAdvocate.com reported. “The volunteer fire service provided me with a structure and education,” Don Holden told StamfordAdvocate.com. “I found myself in ...

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UPDATED: Hole opens under Kentucky fire truck

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  A Kentucky fire truck in a funeral procession had to be rescued after the rig fell into a hole in a parking lot. The Summersville firefighters were turning around in the lot, WHAS11.com reported. From WHAS11.com: When the truck made the turn, it fell through the basement of an auto parts store. The parking lot was built over a ...

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Florida fire truck slides off side of road

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  Ten hours after a Polk County, Florida fire truck got stuck off the side of the road, crews were finally able to move it. From TheLedger.com: Three firefighters were driving the truck down Crane Road, which is off U.S. 27 north of Haines City, on Wednesday morning to determine whether the road would present any problems should emergency vehicles ...

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Missouri firefighters hurt after fire truck overturns

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A Missouri fire truck overturned Thursday, sending three firefighters to the hospital, according to OzarksFirst.com. The Ebenezer Fire Department rig was headed back from a call when it rolled over, News-Leader.com reported. From OzarksFirst.com: A crash report says the driver, Jeffrey S. Larson, 42, of Ozark, and two occupants, Amanda R. Davis, 22, of Rogersville, and Chad C. Shell, 39, ...

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Kentucky firefighters hurt when using fire truck for ice bucket challenge

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Three Kentucky firefighters were injured Thursday while their fire truck was being used in an “ice bucket challenge” at Campbellsville University. Two of the firefighters were taken by helicopter to the University of Louisville Hospital after the rig’s ladder touched a power line, WHAS11.com reported. The third firefighter was treated at a local hosital. From WHAS11.com: According to the president of ...

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Alabama volunteers to get donated fire truck

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Some Alabama volunteer firefighters are about to have a new rig in their garage thanks to a donation from the Alabama Forestry Commission. The AFC got the 2006 ladder truck through the Federal Excess Property Program and now they’ll give it to the Pine Hill Volunteer Fire Department, WSFA.com reported. From WSFA.com: AFC officials say they made the decision to ...

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Louisiana city council votes to purchase new fire trucks, will replace nearly 40-year-old rig

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Thanks to one Louisiana city council, a 39-year-old fire truck may be able to permanently retire soon. Members of the Monroe City Council gave their OK to purchase four fire trucks, thenewsstar.com reported. Reserve Ladder One was built in 1975 but it doesn’t meet many standards, including being at full extension while supporting a load. From thenewsstar.com: On Truck One, ...

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