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CAL FIRE truck headed to wildfire hit by tractor trailer


A CAL FIRE vehicle headed to a wildfire Wednesday was struck by a tractor trailer. Two people in the CAL FIRE stake truck, which was headed to the Bully Fire with supplies, were injured, according to California Highway Patrol officials told the tractor trailer driver over corrected after crossing into the other lane. The vehicle struck a guard ...

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Two Montana fire trucks collide, one overturns


Two Montana fire vehicles collided Tuesday, causing one to overturn. Fort Shaw Volunteer firefighters were  headed to a grass fire at the time, reported. From Trooper David Baggs with the Montana Highway Patrol said the small truck missed a turnoff en route to the fire and was making a U-turn when the water carrier struck it. One of the ...

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Massachusetts town officials agree to fund portion of new fire truck


After receiving a grant to fund the majority of the purchase of a new fire truck, one Massachusetts town’s officials agreed to come up with the rest of the money. The Federal Emergency Management Agency gave the Northbridge Fire Department a $712,500 Assistance to Firefighter Grant, reported. Instead of putting the issue on the ballot in the fall for ...

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VIDEO: 1927 Pirsch donated to Ohio fire museum


It sat in pieces in boxes for years, but now, a 1927 Pirsch is coming back to life, thanks to the folks at the Mansfield Fire Museum in Ohio. The truck was donated to the museum. From [Russell] Sprang estimates he will spend about a thousand hours restoring the old truck. And that does not include all the bodywork, ...

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New Hampshire antique closer to restoration


  It served Portsmouth, New Hampshire from the late 1800s into the 20th century, and now it’s closert to being restored, thanks to a grant. From The Kearsarge served the city from 1870 to 1920 and was housed at the Court Street fire station, said Achilles, who authored a book on the history of the Portsmouth Fire Department. It ...

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Residents enjoy New York town’s Fire Truck Spectacular


Click the image above to watch’s video One New York community enjoyed the sights and sounds of are fire trucks last Thursday. It was the 11th annual Fire Truck Spectacular in New Hartford with 50 fire trucks, both new and antique, reported. Some participants took part in the “fastest gear” contest. Read more and watch video at ...

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Idaho fire truck destroyed by blaze


Click the image above to watch’s video A fire in Idaho destroyed a fire truck this week. The Richfield rig was at the scene of a fire Wednesday beside a highway when “one of their heavy brush trucks got high centered on a rock pile and trapped by flames,” reported. The $300,000 truck was lost. More on the ...

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Texas department welcomes new Pierce


  There’s about to be a new Pierce on the streets of Midlothian, Texas. The Midlothian Development Authority donated the money needed to purchase the new truck, which has a 100-foot ladder and room to carry five firefighters, reported. From The truck is custom-built from bumper to bumper, [Assistant Fire Chief Dale] McCaskill said. The fire department chose ...

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U.K. fire truck gets stuck at race finish line


A finish line at a bicycle race in the United Kingdom became an obstacle for a fire truck responding to an emergency call earlier this month. The rig from the Otley Fire Station was headed to the report of a fire alarm and had to use the streets also being used by the race, reported. The fire truck became ...

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Antique fire trucks finding new home in Pennsylvania


Some antique fire trucks will soon call a former furniture factory in Pennsylvania home. A New York real estate developer and attorney bought the old factory in Eldred so he can store and restore around 200 fire apparatus and eventually open a museum, according to From So, how does one start such a collection? For Leider, a 30-year ...

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