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Kentucky department hosts open house Saturday to welcome new Ferrara fire truck


A Kentucky department is holding an open house Saturday to welcome its new Ferrara fire truck. Members of the Madisonville Fire Department christened the “Tower 1” Friday, according to From The fire-engine red, mid-mount platform machine, featuring the city’s logo, is equipped with LED lighting, cameras and a 100-foot ladder capable of being used to lower a basket ...

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California department donates fire truck to fire academy


One California fire truck may have been built in 1992 but to the Crafton Hills College Fire Academy, it’s brand new. The Rancho Cucamonga Fire Protection District fire chief, who went to the fire academy himself delivered the rig to school officials, reported. “I’m so pleased to be here for this special event,” Crafton Hills President Dr. Cheryl Marshall ...

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BP money to help pay off fire trucks


A Louisiana department plans to use funds from BP to help pay for their fire trucks. Bayou Cane Fire Department is getting around $135,000 as part of BP’s settlement after the Deepwater Horizon explosion, reported. “We could have bought other equipment or put it toward training, but we didn’t need it,” Fire Chief Ken Himel told “The interest ...

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Vermont fire truck starts blaze inside station


A Vermont fire station burned Tuesday and something in a fire truck parked inside started the fire. From Ambroz ruled out arson, but said Tuesday afternoon the exact cause was unknown. He said the fire started in the cab of a 2011 rescue pumper truck parked inside the fire station. “It could’ve been mechanical; it could’ve been an electrical ...

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VIDEO: New Mexico fire truck gets stuck in construction area


Firefighters in a New Mexico fire truck found themselves stuck in a construction zone last week. The Bernalillo County rig was called to a neighborhood for a report of smoke, reported. Detours are in place on the road but emergency vehicles and local residents are allowed through. As the fire truck drove through, it became stuck in soft dirt, ...

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Illinois department welcomes new Pierce


An Illinois department welcomed a new Pierce late last month and it will go into service next week. La Verne Fire Department’s new rig has a 100-foot ladder and tight turning radius, reported. The $1.3 million rig will replace a 25-year-old fire truck. From [Fire Chief Pete] Jankowski and [Battalion Chief Mark] Horine cited the advantages of the ...

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Fire truck overturns at Milwaukee airport


A fire truck overturned Friday morning Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee. One person was hurt in the incident, which happened during training, reported. From Airport crews said the truck was the only vehicle involved in the incident, and a member of the airport’s fire department was taken to a medical facility for evaluation. Flights were stopped at the ...

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Ohio department plans open house to welcome new fire truck


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 “It’s just been in training,” [Chief Phil Jackson] told “(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


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 Neither the city or the surrounding area has a fire truck. The old truck can carry 1,000 gallons of water, reported. Read more about the donation on

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