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VIDEO: Cal Fire trucks in wreck as they return from fighting wildfire

Two California fire trucks were involved in a collision as they were returning from a wildfire. One of the rigs stopped for traffic, reported. From The collision took place about 12:40 p.m. as a 1996 Nissan Maxima driven by the girl’s mother, Patricia Dircio-Pellez, 38, of Fresno, was between the two Cal Fire trucks. The leading truck stopped for ...

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Ohio fire truck overturns, firefighter injured


An Ohio fire truck overturned Monday, injuring the firefighter on board. From According to authorities on the scene, the driver of the [Jackson Township] fire truck was following a detour on the road with no shoulders because a nearby stretch of State Route 50 is closed for repair. The firefighter, who had been at a training exercise, moved over ...

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California department welcomes new Smeal


Firefighters in Lake Elsinore, California, have a new “multipurpose toolbox on wheels” in their fire station. The 2014 Smeal is expected to be in service next week, The Press Enterprise reported. From The Press Enterprise: County fire officials recommended that the city obtain the quint to coincide with the opening of the Rosetta Canyon station in part because of the ...

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Georgia firefighters build mini rig for $700


Firefighters in Albany, Georgia are building their own fire truck and only spending about $700. The all terrain vehicle wasn’t operational when the firefighters found it, reported. “We’re going to make it look like a real fire truck, as close as we can,” Deputy Chief Ron Rowe told The repaired and converted ATV will be used to teach kids about ...

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Oregon department to welcome new fire truck and remember those who died Sept. 11, 2001


When a new Pierce is officially welcomed in Oregon, the department will also remember the firefighters who died on September 11, 2001. From The Clackamas Fire Honor Guard and the Clackamas Firefighters Pipes & Drums will perform while the district puts into service a tractor-drawn aerial truck — a first for Clackamas. The truck will be operated by a ...

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Oklahoma fire truck stolen from station


One Oklahoma volunteer chief is concerned about response times after one of his department’s grass trucks was stolen from the fire station. A deputy passing by the station noticed an open door and a truck gone from the Lowry Volunteer Fire Station No. 3 Monday morning, reported. From The department covers 50 square miles in North Central Cherokee ...

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Several DC ladder trucks pulled from service after inspections


In the nation’s capital, nearly half of the department’s ladder trucks are out of service. From the Washington Post: In a statement issued Sunday night the department said seven of 17 ladder trucks, or more than 40 per cent, were found to have rust at the base of the ladder support. The department said the seven “will not return” to ...

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Old Pierce refurbished to carry fallen firefighters


A retired Massachusetts fire chief, and brother of a fallen firefighter, has refurbished an old Pierce to carry fallen firefighters in funeral processions. Engine 266, a 1986 Pierce donated by Weymouth Naval Base, bears Gerald Nadeau’s badge number, reported. Nadeau died in 2002 after assisting at an apartment fire. His brother, Roger, became involved with the Local Assistance State ...

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VIDEO: Australian fire trucks damaged in chemical explosion


An explosion damaged two Australian fire trucks Friday night. Queensland firefighters responded to a reports that a truck carrying ammonium nitrate rolled over, according to The West Australian. Four firefighters were among the injured when the truck and the 50 tons of chemical exploded, The West Australian reported. Two of the firefighters were released, reported, and two were still ...

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Insurance group donates flags to fly on Omaha fire trucks


Approaching the 13th anniversary of the terror attacks on September 11, 2001, donated U.S. flags will be on Omaha fire trucks. The 48 flags were given to the Omaha Fire Department by the Woodmen of the World Insurance Group during a ceremony Thursday, according to Fire Chief Bernie Kanger told having the flags on the department’s 32 rigs is a ...

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