Canadian fire department expecting new Pierce fire truck

Firefighters in one Canandian jurisdiction will be getting a new Pierce fire truck. The Pierce Ascendant will cost Prince Edward County $800,000 and is set to replace a 1988 rig, Intelligencer.ca reported. From Intelligencer.ca: “The new aerial would become a first run truck to respond out of Picton and surrounding area to all emergency calls except for medical first response ...

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Michigan department welcomes new Smeal fire truck

A Michigan fire department welcomed a new Smeal fire truck. Trenton Fire Chief Dean Creech told TrentonTrib.com the new Smeal is “is full service, more agile and better suited for the community.” From TheNewsHerald.com: The 75-foot ladder replaces a 2010 101-foot aerial ladder that was purchased primarily with grant funds. The new ladder is more maneuverable more versatile and can ...

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VIDEO: Airman’s job is to maintain the fire trucks

This Veteran’s Day, we’re taking a look behind the scenes at Misawa Air Base as A1C Alexandra Harris talks about her job maintaining the base fire trucks. Check out as she explains the “pump and roll” – one of her favorite job duties. You can see other Department of Defense Fire News videos on YouTube.

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Massachusetts department welcomes new Ferrara fire truck

A new Ferrara fire truck is serving one Massachusetts department. The $1.2 million aerial platform ladder fire truck for the Abington Fire Department took about a year to build, EnterpriseNews.com reported. From EnterpriseNews.com: The HD-100 Mid-Mount Platform comes with a slew of advanced features including an Inferno custom chassis, extruded aluminum body, heavy duty mid-mount aerial platform and a five-section ...

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Fire Apparatus from 1800s back home with New York department

Two fire apparatus from the 1800s are back home their original New York department. The East Syracuse Fire Department officially welcomed back the 1888 Rumsey pumper and 1888 Rumsey hose cart Nov. 1, EagleBulletin.com reported. The two rigs, which were the first two the department bought, were donated by the owner of the Fire Museum of Syracuse. From EagleBulletin.com: In ...

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New Pierce fire truck in service in Evanston, Illinois

Evanston, Illinois firefighters put their new Pierce fire truck in service this week. The aerial ladder cost $1.1 million and is replacing a 23-year-old rig, ChicagoTribune.com reported. From ChicagoTribune.com: The tractor-drawn rear tiller-steered 100 foot aerial ladder truck is steered from the front and back ends. “Some of our streets, especially in winter are very difficult to get down,” [Fire ...

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Family donates fire truck to South Dakota department

A South Dakota fire department has a new fire truck after a family donated the rig. The Delmont Fire Department accepted the widland engine from the Lyons family on Sunday, RapidCityJournal.com reported. From RapidCityJournal.com: Following the devastating tornado, members of the Delmont Fire Department returned to their brand new fire hall only to find the roof partially collapsed. The damage ...

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VIDEO: Pennsylvania fire truck stuck in sink hole

A Pennsylvania fire truck had to be rescued itself Tuesday afternoon after one of its wheels was stuck in a sink hole. The Lancaster crew was attending a training session across the street when it happened, according to WGAL.com. “It sounded almost like a tree falling over in the woods when you’re cutting it off,” Lancaster Police Sgt. Mark Heiser ...

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New Jersey volunteers welcome new Pierce fire truck

Some New Jersey volunteers are doing something they haven’t done in 11 years when they welcome their new Pierce fire truck into service. The $525,000 2015 Pierce Impel fire truck arrived at the Alpha Volunteer Fire Company in September, LehighValleyLive.com reported. Fundraising dinners and bingo were among the ways the firefighters paid part of the cost. The new truck is ...

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DC fire truck, car collide

Four Washington, D.C. firefighters were taken to the hospital after their fire truck was involved in a crash on the way to a fire Sunday morning. The fire truck and a car collided as the crew was headed to an apartment fire, according to WUSA9.com. The fire truck had some damage to a bumper, WUSA9.com reported. From NBCWashington.com: Spokesman Tim Wilson ...

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