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VIDEO: Antique Fire Apparatus Muster in New Jersey

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Sit back and watch the parade from an antique fire apparatus muster at Horseshoe Lake Park in New Jersey last weekend. Make sure you turn up your speakers! If the video above doesn’t play, you can watch it on YouTube from e-dub productions. See more photos on the NJ Fire Museum Facebook page.

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Rare fire truck heads to New Zealand fire museum

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A New Zealand museum is about to get one of the only two 1977 Dodge fire trucks built. The rig has spent time with the New Zealand Fire Service and most recently with the Fonterra Te Rapa Emergency Response Team, SunLive.co.nz reported. After 23 years with the response team, Fonterra is donating the truck to the Wellington Fire Museum. From ...

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Washington fire truck becomes Colorado food truck

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A Washington state fire truck has a new home and new career – serving food in Colorado. A former Colorado firefighter has spent a year transforming the rig, TheDenverChannel.com reported. “Not only is it a kitchen inside of a fire truck,” Quintin Galt explained to TheDenverChannel.com. “It’s also a restaurant in the back.” Galt and another former firefighter will operate the ...

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Michigan department welcomes new Spartan

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A Michigan department welcomed a new Spartan. Haring Township Fire Department’s new pumper cost $420,749, according to CadillacNews.com. From CadillacNews.com: The truck features battery-operated Jaws of Life, reflective striping for safety, a 200-foot one-inch Quick-Attack hose for vehicle accidents, heated glass and a rearview camera system. The vehicle can seat up to four firefighters during an emergency call and is ...

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Power lines fall on Oklahoma fire truck, trapping firefighters

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Four Oklahoma firefighters were trapped inside their fire truck Friday after power lines fell during a storm. Strong winds knocked down the power pole while the firefighters were headed to a call, according to NormanTranscript.com. Firefighter Brent Hopkins, who was driving Engine 4, described what happened after they made a turn onto a new street. From NormanTranscript.com: “The next thing ...

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VIDEO: 1936 Buffalo Fire Appliance Corp. fire truck saved from scrap heap

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A Buffalo Fire Appliance Corp. fire truck was saved from the scrap heap thanks to a Massachusetts firefighter and police officer. The truck has been in Massachusetts since it went into service over 80 years ago, according to Plympton.wickedlocal.com. From Plympton.wickedlocal.com: The truck was originally purchased new by the Lynn Fire Department, which kept it in service for 35 years. ...

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Indiana fire truck overturns

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An Indiana fire truck overturned in a driveway Thursday. The rig was responding to an emergency in Montgomery County at the time, according to WLFI.com. The pavement gave way under the fully loaded tanker, causing the truck to roll over. A firefighter had a minor injury, WLFI.com reported. Read the full story and watch video on WLFI.com.

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New Sutphen fire truck welcomed in Florida

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A new Sutphen fire truck was welcomed to a Florida fire department. The new Cocoa Fire Department rig, with a 100-foot ladder, is replacing a 1995 rig, FloridaToday.com reported. What does the new rig bring? “Definitely much more safety, you know, just the bucket when we were on the roof working, just that safety that we could latch on to, so ...

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Airmen maintain MacDill Air Force Base fire trucks

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Four airmen are in charge of keeping the 10 fire vehicles in service at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida. Base firefighting operations can include structure fires as well as aircraft emergencies so the department has both kinds of fire vehicles, according to MacDill.AF.mil. From MacDill.AF.mil: “When one of our vehicles is not in service, no matter the time or ...

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Another FDNY Fire Truck falls into sinkhole

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For the second time in less than a month, New York firefighters found their fire truck in a sinkhole. On Monday, the rig was parked in the Bronx while firefighters responded to an emergency inside, Gothamist.com reported. When they returned, the front tire was lodged in a three-foot deep hole, according to Gothamist.com. A tow truck eventually got the truck ...

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