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VIDEO: California fire trucks on emergency scene hit by tanker

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Three California fire trucks on the scene of a crash were struck by a tanker truck Friday morning. Two California Highway Patrol cruisers were also damaged in Rancho Cucamonga, PE.com reported. From PE.com: One engine and the fire truck were straddling the shoulder and the No. 3 lane; the other engine was blocking the No. 2 lane, the release said. ...

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VIDEO: SUV donated to Kentucky department that lost vehicles in blaze

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In August, four vehicles belonging to a Kentucky volunteer department were destroyed when the station caught fire. The Mount Eden firefighers got a welcome surprise Wednesday when Ford donated an SUV as a replacement for one of those lost in the blaze, WHAS11.com reported. From WLKY.com: The Ford Motor Company and the Ford Truck Plant made a big announcement in ...

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1923 Stutz to be restored in Illinois

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A 1923 fire truck will begin being restored in Illinois, thanks to a grant. FireTruckBlog.com first posted about the Stutz in April, and now the rig is closer to being like new. The Sycamore Fire Preservation Company was looking for $25,000 to restore the old Illinois rig, wanting to get it “parade-ready,” NorthernStar.info reported. Through fundraising and now a $2,500 ...

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Indiana fire truck destroyed in crash with tractor trailer carrying pickles

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Three firefighters were injured when their fire truck was hit by a tractor trailer carrying pickles in Indiana Tuesday morning. Engine 41 was responding to another crash at the time, WSBT.com reported. From WSBT.com: “When we were approaching the scene, it was backed up approximately 100 yards,” recalled Southwest Central Fire Capt. Zach Mark, who was riding in the front passenger ...

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Retired Kentucky fire truck finds new life in Hollywood

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A retired Kentucky fire truck has found new life on the big screen in Hollywood. Old Ladder 5 of the Lexington Fire Department left in 2009, Lex18com reported. From Lex18.com: Roger Smith rode on Ladder Five for two years. Now he can see his old truck on TV. “Kinda neat seeing it on TV and knowing that you drove it, ...

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VIDEO: Texas chief makes old fire truck new again

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If you’re at the Texas A&M game Saturday, make sure you check out a piece of Burton, Texas history. Burton Volunteer Fire Chief Ronnie Stanley has restored one of the department’s old rigs, with a tie to Texas A&M, KBTX.com reported. From KBTX.com: The story of the old fire truck is a colorful one recalls Stanley, “I guess the craziest ...

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Pennsylvania volunteers welcome new Sutphen

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Some Pennsylvania volunteers have a new Sutphen. The Richland Township Volunteer Fire Department’s 2014 Sutphen Rescue Engine was welcomed earlier this month as firefighters pushed the new rig into their station, according to TribLive.com. From TribLive.com: The department chose Sutphen because it’s a family-owned fire truck manufacturer that designs the entire apparatus to fit the needs to the individual fire ...

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VIDEO: New U.S. Navy Brush truck built by KME

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The new brush truck above will be going to the U.S. Navy and Doug Kelly with KME gives a tour. The rig is built on a Ford F-550 extended cab and has converted the rear tires to help when the rig has to go off-road. It carries 350 gallons of water, Kelly said. One extra features is on the rear of ...

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VIDEO: Marines in Japan demonstrate fire truck

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On Veterans Day, take a look at this fire truck Marines are using at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. “This is an MK125 Morita, Japanese ARFF vehicle and it was leased to us by the government of Japan so that we could support civil aviation coming here to Iwakuni,” GYSGT Nathan Lanham said in the video. They needed the ...

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