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Posted: Apr 24, 2018

Winchester (OR) Elementary Students Ride Fire Apparatus to School

The "Fire Truck Ride to School" along with several other incentive prizes provided by the Booster Club and other area businesses encouraged the students and their families to sell $10,097 in raffle tickets, organizers said.  

"The booster club is very thankful to all the students and families who helped reach this new high mark, and are especially proud and pleased with the efforts made by the top sellers: Mia Stinson, Aspen Ottosen, Ralleigh Bashford, Taylor Gillam and Ellis Atterbury," organizers said. Other top sellers received a special shirt and a pizza party.

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Posted: Apr 24, 2018

Wayne Township (IN) Ambulance Involved in Head-On Crash

Police say the accident happened on 10th street between County Club and Raceway Road.  

The Wayne Township Fire Department says the ambulance was transporting a patient to IU West hospital when the accident happened.

Medics took two Wayne Township medics to Methodist hospital in stable condition.

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Posted: Apr 24, 2018

Shawnee (KS) Council Approves Increased Budget for Fire Station

The $3.8 million is for construction of the building alone. Additional costs for land acquisition, furnishings and equipment, engineering, a fire truck and contingencies bring the project’s total cost to $5.6 million.  

“Based on the number of bids received and on a comparison with another Johnson County fire station currently under construction, staff believes this is a competitive price,” according to a Monday memo from Public Works Director Doug Whitacre to Interim City Manager Vicki Charlesworth.

McCownGordon Construction is the construction manager, chosen by the council in November 2017 from 139 bids received. The council chose Williams Spurgeon Kuhl & Freshnock Architects Inc. as the project’s architect in September 2017. Bert Schnettgoeke, senior project engineer in the Public Works Department, is the project manager.

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Posted: Apr 24, 2018

Fontana (CA) Rotarians Help Transfer Fire Apparatus to Mexico

For the second consecutive year, and third overall, the club of about 60 has facilitated the transfer of at least one surplus fire apparatus to a fire department south of the border. In 2017, Fontana Rotarians helped coordinate the donation of a fire truck to the volunteer force in Zacapu, a city in the mountains of Michoacán, Mexico.

“As a Rotary club, we’re here to make a difference, not only in our local community, but throughout other countries,” said Daniel Vasquez, club president and a local pastor. “Fontana is 70 percent Hispanic, so when locals here with roots in Mexico hear of needs that arise over there, it’s something we can have our hands involved in.”

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Posted: Apr 24, 2018

Jerome (PA) Fire Apparatus Breaks Through Bridge Responding to Fire

The injured man, whose name was not released Tuesday afternoon, was taken to Conemaugh Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. Fire crews were still on the scene at 1:45 p.m.  

Jereome Volunteer Fire Chief Russ Milller said the fire started in the walls and crews were dismantling the walls to extinguish the fire.  

Smoke could be seen coming out of the back of the two-story home.

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