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Canada fire trucks destroyed in blaze at station

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  Firefighters in Canada lost two fire trucks after a blaze at their station. The station was already fully engulfed when firefighters arrived so they couldn’t get the rigs out, CBC.ca reported. “The boys never got a pair of gloves, they never got a helmet, they lost everything. The Millville Fire Department and the municipality of Millville have lost everything,” ...

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New fire truck approved for North Las Vegas Fire Department

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  It’s been five years since the North Las Vegas Fire Department welcomed a new fire truck but that will change when a new rig is delivered in about six months. The economy, 8NewsNow.com reported, has kept North Las Vegas city officials from purchasing new rigs. “Right now, we have several of our apparatus that truly need to be replaced, ...

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KME serving in Pennsylvania for nearly 4 years officially welcomed

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A KME fire truck was christened and officially welcomed to its new home after a parade and picnic Saturday in Pennsylvania. The 2011 Arielcat couldn’t be housed at the Anthracite Fire Company when it was first delivered, NewsItem.com reported. From NewsItem.com: The truck was built to 2010 National Fire Protection Agency standards and, as a result, was too tall for ...

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New Pierce to help with rescues in Iowa

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There’s a new Pierce on the streets of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It’s the city’s first new ladder truck in 17 years, KWWL.com reported. The new rig has features that will assist firefighters with rescues. From KWWL.com: The fire truck looks like it’s popping a wheelie. But it’s not just a fun trick. It helps the Cedar Rapids Fire Department put ...

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CAL FIRE truck headed to wildfire hit by tractor trailer

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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 KRCRTV.com. California Highway Patrol officials told KRCRTV.com 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

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Two Montana fire vehicles collided Tuesday, causing one to overturn. Fort Shaw Volunteer firefighters were  headed to a grass fire at the time, GreatFallsTribune.com reported. From GreatFallsTribune.com: 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

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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, Telegram.com 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

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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 WKYC.com: [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

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  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 SeacoastOnline.com: 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

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Click the image above to watch WKTV.com’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, WKTV.com reported. Some participants took part in the “fastest gear” contest. Read more and watch video at WKTV.com. ...

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