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1960 American LaFrance made parade-ready


If you watch a parade in one New York town, you’ll see a 1960 American LaFrance. One man, a lieutenant with the New Hampton Fire Company, had a truck in mind when the idea of a rig for a parade came up, reported. From Members of the fire department decided to do the assembly and disassembly themselves. A bunch ...

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Minnesota fire department welcomes new red Rosenbauer


One Minnesota department is making a statement with its new fire truck – in with the red. Two yellow rigs, or green as some think, in Woodbury were retired when the new Rosenbauer came to town, reported. From Inside, helmet holders at every position, including the driver’s seat ceiling, are a safety enhancement, as well as a cabinet for ...

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Atlanta fire truck damaged in crash


An Atlanta Fire Department rig crashed Monday, injuring four firefighters. From The Atlanta fire department’s Engine 2 was responding to a structure fire Monday around 9:15 a.m. when it left the roadway and collided with a tree near the intersection of Jonesboro and McWilliams roads. A news release issued Monday afternoon by the city’s communications office said the four ...

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VIDEO: Wetdown welcomes new fire truck in South Carolina


A wetdown ceremony officially welcomed the new Conway Fire Rescue fire truck in South Carolina last week. The new Ferrara is the Conway Fire Rescue’s Engine 52, reported. From The engine joins seven other fire trucks operated in the city, which includes three other fire engines with a 2,000 gallon-per-minute flow, he said. The city has two used and one ...

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New E-One welcomed by Texas Department


One Texas fire department welcomed a new E-One to the fleet. The Liberty Fire Department’s E-One tanker was the first rig purchased through a new loan agreement, reported. From Liberty City Council member Frank Jordan is director and loan committee member of the Gulf Coast Economic Development District (GCEDD). Jordan has worked for two years to bring about a ...

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Illinois firefighting students soon to train on 1970 American LaFrance


Some future firefighters in Illinois have a new tool after a donation of a fire truck. The City of Harrisburg donated the 1970 American LaFrance to Southeastern Illinois College, reported. From Along with the Fire Science program, this truck will be used for a number of events and programs at SIC, including the annual regional Mine Rescue Competition, Coal ...

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Two Maryland fire trucks destroyed in blaze


Two Maryland fire trucks were destroyed Monday in a blaze at a roofing company. The three-alarm fire included styrofoam and wooden pallets, according to “2 pieces of fire apparatus have been lost to this fire. No serious injuries,” Prince George’s County Fire Department spokesman Mark Brady tweeted. From The two fire trucks lost in the fire were worth ...

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Indiana fire truck goes up in flames


An Indiana fire truck went up in flames at a grass fire last Wednesday. The firefighter who was driving the 1995 rig was going to get a third tank of water. From “The truck died in the bottom of the field,” [Firefighter Matt] Reuss said. “I got it started and was driving uphill when (farmer) Kevin Pinkerton yelled, ‘Your ...

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Syracuse fire truck, car collide


A fire truck and car collided in Syracuse, New York Saturday morning. The Syracuse Fire Department rig was responding to a fire at the time, reported. The driver and a child in the car were taken to the hospital, reported. The firefighters in the truck were not hurt, according to Read more and see video on ...

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New Rosenbauer, named “Rolling Thunder,” will be responding in New York community


“Rolling Thunder” will be responding to emergencies in Athens, New York. That’s the name given the new Rosenbauer thanks to an elementary schooler, reported. From The fire department started a contest last October through E.J. Arthur Elementary School, granting the winner the gratification of naming the new fire truck. Out of hundreds of entries the fire department received, one ...

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