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Ohio department plans open house to welcome new fire truck

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If you’re near Galion, Ohio next week, stop buy to see the fire department’s new fire truck. Galion Fire Department firefighters have been training on the rig, according to GalionInquirer.com. “It’s just been in training,” [Chief Phil Jackson] told GalionInquirer.com. “(We) buy it with the hopes you don’t have to use it, but I am sure we will and we ...

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Old California fire truck donated to Mexico city

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A California fire truck is headed to Mexico. The Sonoma Valley Fire and Rescue Authority donated the 1987 Mack fire truck to the city of Ecuandureo, Michoacan, according to SonomaNews.com. Neither the city or the surrounding area has a fire truck. The old truck can carry 1,000 gallons of water, SonomaNews.com reported. Read more about the donation on SonomaNews.com.

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Fire truck leaves Maryland playground after 30 years

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Thirty years ago, a Maryland daycare’s playground became home for an old fire truck. This week, the 1955 American LaFrance left that home, after the daycare moved, BaltimoreSun.com reported. A former Prince George’s County volunteer firefighter is going to use the old rig for parts on a 1952 American LaFrance he is restoring. From BaltimoreSun.com: Inside all fire trucks, [Dave] ...

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Detroit welcomes 5 new Smeal fire trucks

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The Detroit Fire Department unveiled five new fire trucks Friday. Each of the Smeal pumpers cost around $477,000, according to DetroitNews.com. From DetroitNews.com: “It’s a dramatic upgrade to what we were working with,” said Sgt. Ronald Ward of Engine 1, which received one of the new rigs two weeks ago. “We made the best of what we had, but it’s ...

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New York town hosts antique fire trucks at muster on Saturday

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Antique fire trucks will be the center of attention at the 12th annual fire engine muster and open house in Kingston, New York on Saturday. The video above features sights and sounds from last year’s event. The event is sponsored by the Volunteer Firemen’s Hall and Museum of Kingston, according to the DailyFreeman.com. A parade, beginning at 3 p.m., will end ...

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New Jersey community welcomes two new Pierce fire trucks

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A New Jersey community welcomed two new Pierce fire trucks with a wetdown ceremony Saturday. The Pierce Velocity rigs will replace three older fire trucks at the Clark Volunteer Fire Department, according to NJ.com. They will be known as Engine 1 and Engine 4, as noted on the department’s Facebook page. They each cost $624,000, NJ.com reported. Check out NJ.com‘s ...

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Oklahoma fire truck destroyed in collision

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An Oklahoma fire truck was destroyed in a collision Sunday. The Flower Mound Volunteer Fire Department tanker was headed to a grass fire when it collided with another vehicle, according to KSWO.com. Officials told KSWO that while this rig was a total loss, other fire trucks were available for emergencies. Read more, see photos and watch video on KSWO.com.

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Illinois department welcomes new Pierce fire truck

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A new Pierce is serving the Villa Park Fire Department in Illinois. Firefighters have been training on the rig since it arrived last month, MySurburbanLife.com reported. What does it have that the model it’s replacing did not? From MySurburbanLife.com: “The old one didn’t have airbags or very many safety features, so this new one makes our firefighters safe, and it’s ...

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California fire district welcomes wildland fire truck

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One fire district in California has a new wildland fire truck, thanks to a loan from the U.S. Forest Service. The Beckwourth Fire District was able to get the Wildland Model 62, Type III rig through the Federal Excess Personal Property program, according to PlumasNews.com. From PlumasNews.com: “The best part of the arrival of the engine is, it’s free! Well, ...

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