South Dakota department welcomes new Smeal fire truck


A South Dakota fire department recently welcomed a new Smeal fire truck to its fleet. Yankton Volunteer Fire Department’s new Smeal will replace a 1989 Grumman, reported. The fire chief told the new rig has a number of new safety features the old rig did not. The new Smeal also has a bigger pump and platform nozzles that ...

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New Pierce fire truck serving in South Carolina


A new Pierce fire truck is serving in South Carolina. The Pierce Velocity arrived at the Beaufort-Port Royal Fire Department early in the month, according to From It has a single rear axle and a shorter wheelbase, allowing it to make tighter turns which is important on narrow streets, such as Beaufort’s historic district When designing the vehicle, ...

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Five injured after car hits Michigan fire truck


A Michigan fire truck was struck by a car as it was on the scene of a previous crash. Two adults and three children in the car were taken to the hospital after their car hit the Grand Rapids Fire Department rig, reported. Officials told that it was snowing and roads were slippery Saturday morning at the time ...

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VIDEO: Georgia fire truck damaged by blaze at station


A blaze at a Georgia fire station damaged a fire engine. The fire at Columbus Fire Station 11 began Wednesday night, reported. “It appears to have initiated from a fire within the engine compartment of the fire truck, but it’s still under investigation,” Fire Marshal Ricky Shores told The fire caused about $500,000 damage – $400,000 to the ...

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1938 fire truck finds its way back to Wisconsin


A 1938 Diamond fire truck has found its way home to Wisconsin. The rig served the Greendale Fire Department until the 1960s, reported. The antique fire truck, which isn’t operational right now, was last in New Jersey and its owner decided to give it back to Greendale. “It does need some engine work, but we’ve got a number of ...

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VIDEO: Wisconsin department lends fire truck to another in need


When a small Wisconsin fire department needed a fire truck for a few months, a big city came through. The Merrill Fire Department’s broke down then was damaged when a tire blew while it was going to be repaired, according to Facing a rental of thousands of dollars a week, the Green Bay Metro Fire Department stepped up. Merrill ...

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New Zealand welcomes small fire truck


A New Zealand fire department will be able to get in more places thanks to it’s newest fire truck. The Isuzu 4WD appliance cost the Wakari Volunteer Rural Fire Authority $170,000, reported. From Built to order and designed to fight vegetation fires, the appliance’s high ground clearance, good traction and smaller size would make it a valuable asset for ...

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