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VIDEO: Kentucky firefighters injured when rig crashed into tree


Six Kentucky firefighters were injured after their fire truck went off the road and hit a tree Tuesday. Officials told the Anderson County firefighters were responding to a crash nearby at the time. From Shortly after the accident, WKYT talked to Noal Cotton who owns the property where the fire truck crashed. He said the truck traveled roughly ...

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VIDEO: Memorial dedicated to Indiana firefighters killed in fire truck crash in 1982


video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Five Indiana firefighters, who died 32 years ago when their fire truck crashed, were remembered with a new memorial Sunday. From On July 31, 1982, they were responding to a reported house fire when the load shifted in the engine they were in. It left the roadway, crashed through a guard rail and went ...

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Maryland fire truck backed into station


A Maryland fire station was damaged Thursday when one of its fire trucks backed into the garage doors. None of the 15 firefighters who were inside the Cape Saint Claire Volunteer Fire Department at the time were hurt, reported. From The driver and officer in charge made the decision to back in, and as the vehicle was backed ...

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Tennessee firefighter dies when his tanker, log truck collide


A Tennessee firefighter died Tuesday after the tanker he was driving to a call collided with a truck. “We had a structure fire, a house fire,” Hardin County Fire Chief Melvin Martin told “While responding, one of our tankers was involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler log truck.” The log truck driver died on the scene. The firefighter, ...

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Australian fire department’s latest rig reaches new heights


One Australian fire department is able to reach new heights thanks to a new fire truck. The Combination Aerial Pumping Appliance took the Metropolitan Fire Service in Adelaide three years to plan, reported. From The Combination Aerial Pumping Appliance, known as CAPA, is said to be unique in Australia for its capacity for aerial firefighting and rescues. South ...

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New Smeal approved in Illinois


Image from A new Smeal will be on the streets of Winnetka, Illinois next year. Only Smeal bid to build the rig and came in under Winnetka Village’s $615,000 budget, reported. From Stepping up following the council’s unanimous approval of the purchase of the fire engine, Winnetka resident John Roberts expressed his gratitude to the fire department, ...

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Old Pennsylvania fire truck to bring toys to St. Louis-area hospitals


An old Pennsylvania fire truck is bringing toys to children in St. Louis-area hospitals this holiday season. The Fire Truck O’Toys program was started four years ago by a now 15-year-old who had spent Christmas in the hospital one year, reported. Mackenzie Scott’s neighbor was a firefighter and had the truck with Masontown, PA Volunteer Fire Department markings. She ...

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