With ladders raised, Maine fire trucks get stuffed with toys


Two fire trucks in Maine raised their ladders to help bring gifts to children. The York Village Fire Department and York Beach Fire Department have been collecting for Toys for Tots for three years, WMTW.com reported. Saturday morning, they raised the ladders in a grocery store parking lot and asked residents to help stuff the trucks with toys. Their goal ...

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New tanker serving Arkansas department


A new tanker is serving the Marmaduke Fire Department in Arkansas. FEMA grant funds helped purchase the nearly $300,000 rig, CCTimesDemocrat.com reported. The tanker, with a 3,000-gallon tank, will replace a 1978 model with a 1,000-gallon tank. “Most of our calls are in the county assisting other fire departments and this will help increase our ability to assist by bringing ...

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1935 Oregon fire truck finds its way home


A 1935 Oregon fire truck found its way back home. The rig had been part of the Oregon Fire Service Museum most recently, according to PamplinMedia.com, but is now back with the Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue Department. The old truck originally served the Beaverton Fire Deaprtment, which eventually became one with the Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue Department. From ...

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Los Angeles Fire Department welcomes 5 new fire trucks


Five new fire trucks are serving the Los Angeles Fire Department. The Type III Wildland Fire Engines were formally welcomed Tuesday, Canyon-News.com reported. As part of the agreement with California’s Office of Emergency Services, the rigs will respond to other areas in California if needed. “These new 4×4 off-road capable fire engines will be used as front-line and mutual-aid resources ...

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Tennessee fire truck returns to Christmas parade


A Johnson City fire truck was in the Christmas parade for the first time since 2013. Officials told WJHL.com there may be an emergency where the truck was needed so it couldn’t be in the parade. For this year’s parade, a volunteer department loaned their truck to the Johnson City Fire Department so the firefighters could be in the parade. ...

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Maryland firefighters injured after fire truck driver has medical emergency


Three Maryland firefighters were injured Friday when their fire truck and a car collided. Members of the Denton Volunteer Fire Company were headed to an emergency when the driver of the rig passed out, according to MyEasternShoreMD.com. The truck crashed into another vehicle. Three firefighters and two people in the car were taken to the hospital, all with non-life threatening ...

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New E-One fire truck serving with volunteer firefighters in Mississippi

A new E-One fire truck will be serving with some volunteer firefighters in Mississippi. The Toomsuba Volunteer Fire Department’s new E-One Master Fire Service Vacuum Tanker cost about $277,000, according to WTOK.com. It can pull water ponds and streams, and it also has a 3,500-gallon tank, WTOK.com reported. “It’s something new and something that should be in every department in ...

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Texas fire truck goes up in flames inside station


A Texas fire truck went up in flames inside a station on Monday. The Crims Volunteer Fire Chief lives next to the station and saw smoke coming out of the top of the station when he went outside to get his newspaper, KLTV.com reported. “My bunker gear’s in there, everything’s in the fire station. So it’s a totally helpless feeling,” [Chief ...

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VIDEO: Firefighters continue training on Nashville’s 13 new fire trucks


The city of Nashville had 13 new fire trucks that have not gone into service. The Nashville Fire Department christened the new trucks at the end of October, WRKN.com reported. Before the rigs can go into service, the department’s 900 firefighters must be trained, according to WKRN.com. From WKRN.com: [Nashville Firefighters Union head Mark] Young wants to see firefighters at those ...

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Rome, NY firefighters welcome new Spartan fire truck


Rome, New York firefighters have welcomed a new Spartan fire truck. The 2015 rig will replace a 2001 fire truck that will now go into reserves, according to RomeSentinel.com. From RomeSentinel.com: The new truck holds 1,000 gallons of water, like all front-line Rome fire trucks. Brement said the water capacity has been going up, and it was only a few ...

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