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Posted: Feb 23, 2018

Crews attack early morning fire at Seattle's Beacon Hill apartments

A two-alarm fire at an apartment building in Seattle's Beacon Hill neighborhood sent residents fleeing into the subfreezing cold early Friday. Crews responded to the scene, in the 1700 block of 17th Avenue South, at about 5:15 a.m. after receiving reports of smoke and flames. Firefighters were able to get the blaze under control by 6 a.
- PUB DATE: 2/23/2018 7:52:13 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: Feb 23, 2018

City acquires three brand new fire engines | Randburg Sun

The arrival of the first set of fire engines is part of a bigger plan to replace the ageing fleet in a number of fire stations. More fire engines will likely also mean the City can respond to emergencies faster, which has been a major concern over the years.

The mayor said that the alarming growth in the population each year is putting a strain on already over-stretched resources.

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Posted: Feb 23, 2018

Ladder Truck Donated to Barnstable County Fire & Rescue Training Academy

The donation was made possible when the Town of Hanover Fire Department received a federal grant for a new aerial platform. The grant came with the stipulation that the old truck could not be resold or given to another fire department as a first-line piece of equipment. It could only be scrapped or donated to an educational institution. Rather than scrapping it, Hanover chose to donate it to the Barnstable County Fire & Rescue Training Academy. The new rig will replace the Academy’s current ladder truck, which has a cracked frame.

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Posted: Feb 23, 2018

Truck provides team with updated capabilities

According to Assistant Fire Chief Andrew Allen, the new fire truck is fully equipped for firefighting as well as special hazard and rescue tools. Instructors came from the German company that manufactured the vehicle and trained Darby firefighters on daily operations as well as regular maintenance of the vehicle. "Due to the peculiarity of this vehicle, all the equipment is in compartments and very tightly stored up," said Karl Hubert, instructor.
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Posted: Feb 23, 2018

Take a look at the new Apopka ambulance - The Apopka Voice

Interior storage cabinets and drawers are more crash resistant, preventing equipment from falling onto vehicle occupants. Last year, the fire department began equipping ambulances with safer Stryker stretchers that have hydraulic lift systems to reduce strain on paramedics when lifting patients. A Power Load guides those stretchers into ambulances and locks them into place, keeping the patient from moving during transport. The newest ambulance has a bolstered air conditioning system that can maintain interior temperatures 24 hours a day.
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