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Pennsylvania department donates old fire truck to training center


Future firefighters will benefit from a donation in Pennsylvania. The Keystone Valley Fire Department donated a Martin’s Corner rig to the Chester County Public Training Center, reported. Keystone took over the Martin’s Corner Volunteer Fire Company earlier this year. From The 1984 pumper engine will be used for safety training at the facility. [Chester County Department of Emergency ...

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VIDEO: U.K. fire truck from late 1800s


“Ethel,” according to the poster of this YouTube video, is the United Kingdom’s oldest fire truck. Ethel was in service during the late 1800s and was reported to have fought a fire in 1881, according to a sign posted with the rig. “To operate the engine water was poured form buckets into the wooden cistern,” the sign explains. Read the ...

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Utah airport gets new Rosenbauer


A new Rosenbauer in service at a Utah airport. The 2014 Panther costs around $600,000 but the Federal Aviation Administration is covering 95 percent of the bill, reported. The new rig replaces a 1998 E-One at the Vernal Regional Airport. From The truck holds 1,500 gallons of water, 450 pounds of dry chemical and 210 gallons of foam. ...

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Massachusetts city welcomes new E-One pumper


There’s a new E-One pumper in one Massachusetts city. From “We’re excited about it. It’s the first time we purchased an E-One. It’s a stainless steel body and it has a lot of the bells and whistles this department needs,” [Fire Chief Stephen Burkott] said. “It’s not the Cadillac of the line, but we tried to purchase a vehicle ...

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Loose hose on Ohio fire truck strikes bicyclist


An Ohio man was killed when a hose came loose on the back of a Toledo fire truck. The rig was headed to a fire Saturday, Oct. 18, past the man riding his bike, reported. From “It may have hit a bump down the road here and lost one of its attack lines came off the back,” said ...

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VIDEO: Firefighters compete in fire trucks in Russia


Firefighters in Russia competed to show off their fire truck driving techniques. “Now there are a lot of cars parked near houses. You need to feel the size of the fire engine. It’s big, really big, these competitions are made for drivers so we can learn better and feel the truck,” driver Alexey Shmakov told Drivers said the competitions ...

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Three people die in collision with West Virginia fire truck


Three people died Tuesday night after the car they were in and a West Virginia fire truck collided. The Philippi Volunteer Fire Department rig was headed to a fire at the time, reported. From Witnesses told troopers that the Honda drove into the path of the fire truck, which was operating with lights and sirens activated. The fire ...

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Freddie, interactive fire truck, teaches Wisconsin students about fire safety


In Wisconsin, firefighters are using a different tool to teach kids about fire safety – “Freddie” the fire truck. Freddie is a robot with lights and sirens, reported. From Crews are sharing safety games, teaching children about what starts fires and running life-saving drills. “We want excitement,” Laska said. “We want them to go home and say hey ...

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Former U.K. fire truck can’t be used as limousine right now


An old fire truck in the United Kingdom will not be used as a limousine, at least not right now. Former firefighters bought the rig on eBay and submitted paperwork for a license, reported. From The Volvo FL6 engine had its water tank stripped out and seats, a tv screen and speakers put in, and the three hoped ...

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Tennessee students restoring American LaFrance to be used in training


Students at the Balfour Education Center in Tennessee will refurbish a 1958 American LaFrance and those learning to be firefighters will train on it. From Kent Parent, principal at Balfour, said students in the firefighting academy had approached him this past December about purchasing a fire engine they’d found on Craigslist to use in drills, but at $40,000, the ...

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