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VIDEO: San Jose Fire Museum to move into old fire station

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It’s taken 10 years to purchase but the San Jose Fire Museum will be moving into an old fire station. A partner spent $1 million to help the museum purchase the building, which will house antique fire trucks and other memorabilia, SpartanDaily.com reported. From SpartanDaily.com: “In the beginning, we tried to lease the building from the city, and the city ...

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Malaysian firefighters hurt when fire truck overturned

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Three Malaysian firefighters were hurt when their fire truck overturned. The crew was headed to a fire Monday, NST.com.my reported. According to NST.com.my, the driver was “making a sharp turn” when the rig rolled over. The firefighters were taken to the hospital. Read more about the crash on NST.com.my and more about the fire they were responding to is here.

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VIDEO: New KME delivered in California

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Soon there will be a new KME on the streets of one area of California. The new Grass Valley rig, which took a year to build, is replacing a 2003 truck, TheUnion.com reported. The KME was paid for with funds from “Measure N,” a proposal passed by voters which raised taxes. “It gives us bigger cab space, better utilization of ...

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Pennsylvania firefighters work to keep apparatus warm in frigid temperatures

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A Pennsylvania fire truck’s exhaust pipe became a glove warmer during a house fire Friday. The Bradford firefighters fought the blaze in single digit temperatures, BradfordEra.com reported. “Ladders reached the point where they were almost unclimbable today, they end up like one big huge icicle,” Bradford Township Fire Chief Dan Burkhouse told BradfordEra.com. Extra crews were called in to help ...

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VIDEO: Nebraska Captain remembered on fire truck

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A Nebraska department is remembering a firefighter lost to cancer by painting her name on one of its fire trucks. Nine months ago, Captain Laura Larson lost her battle against ovarian cancer, according to JRN.com. Engine 56 was her rig for part of the 14 years she was with the department. “We thought what better way to represent her than ...

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Michigan department gets $1 million donation for new fire truck

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A Michigan fire department received a $1 million donation to purchase a new fire truck. The John and Melissa Besse Foundation gave the money to the Escanaba Township Volunteer Fire Department, UpperMichigansSource.com reported. The new truck will have a 100-foot aerial platform and one firefighter told UpperMichigansSource.com, “This will enable us to access roofs in a much safer manner than ...

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Pennsylvania fire truck involved in crash with pickup

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A Pennsylvania fire truck and a pickup collided Tuesday morning. The Community Fire Company rig was headed to a fire at the time, according to WGAL.com. Lower Windsor Police Chief Tim Caldwell told WGAL.com, “Most of the damage sustained to the pickup truck was sustained because of the fact that the fire truck did not move.” The fire truck was ...

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VIDEO: Tour of the NY E-One plant

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Take a tour of E-One‘s factory in Hamburg, New York. This 75,000 square foot location produces the company’s stainless steel rigs. Stainless steel, specifically marine-grade stainless which is used here, gives fire trucks high corrosion resistance, the narrator tells viewers. Rigs were first built in Hamburg in the 1970s and the first class-A pumper was produced in the 1980s. That ...

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