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Posted: Aug 18, 2017

1 Hospitalized in Major Crash Involving Fire Truck

Live Broadcast WATCH NOW BREAKING NEWS 2 cars hit Splendora ISD student getting off bus WATCH LIVE BREAKING NEWS 2 cars hit Splendora ISD student getting off bus A major crash involving a fire truck has injured at least one person and shut down Park Place Boulevard in southeast Houston this morning.
There were no firefighters injured in the crash, Houston Fire Department said. One person was taken to the hospital

Other details of the crash were not immediately confirmed.
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Posted: Aug 18, 2017

Chase the Ace Fire Truck Arriving in North River

P.E.I.'s North River Fire Department is taking possession of a brand new pumper-tanker fire truck Friday, and it's paying cash. The fire department is avoiding an estimated $140,000 in interest charges thanks to the success of a Chase the Ace fundraiser that started in the fall of 2015 and ended with a million dollar jackpot almost a year later.

The new pumper-tanker replaces a 1987 model, which is being passed on to a department in North Dakota.


 


The new truck is custom-made, as most fire trucks are, said Smith. It is modelled on the 1987 truck, but with a bigger cab. The new truck will fit five instead of three, and have room for firefighters to put on their gear as they travel to a fire.


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Posted: Aug 18, 2017

Watch This Porsche Driver Brake Check a Fire Truck in Prague

Video shared to YouTube shows a Porsche driver in Prague overtaking a firetruck after clearing an intersection, and the firemen were not too happy about it. The firemen gave the Porsche a few honks to voice their displeasure. Even if the pass was legal it's not always the safest thing to do.

After the honks, the Porsche driver gave the fire truck the old one-finger salute. The Porsche then turned right down a street and the fire truck followed. If that was their intended route or if they were just following the Porsche out of spite, we do not know. As they get to the end of the street, the Porsche slows considerably. Well before the next intersection, the Porsche abruptly stops in the middle of the road. 


 
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Posted: Aug 18, 2017

New Township Fire Tanker Called into Action

A $221,000 investment by the Polk Township Fire Protection District is already paying dividends. A brand-new 3,000-gallon Toyne tanker truck recently purchased by the district had been parked in the Maryville Public Safety vehicle bay less than a week before it rolled out on its first call, a barn fire in Elmo last Sunday.

A $221,000 investment by the Polk Township Fire Protection District is already paying dividends.


A brand-new 3,000-gallon Toyne tanker truck recently purchased by the district had been parked in the Maryville Public Safety vehicle bay less than a week before it rolled out on its first call, a barn fire in Elmo last Sunday.


Then, two days later on Tuesday, the truck and its two-person crew responded to a second mutual-aid alarm in Graham, where several area crews were called in to fight a mobile home blaze.


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Posted: Aug 18, 2017

Follansbee Receives Grant for New Pumper

A new addition is coming to one emergency unit in Follansbee.The city was notified on Aug. 11 that it received a grant totaling $428,000, which will be used toward a new rescue pumper for the Follansbee Fire Department. It will feature a large foam apparat

The city was notified on Aug. 11 that it received a grant totaling $428,000, which will be used toward a new rescue pumper for the Follansbee Fire Department. It will feature a large foam apparatus that will carry 200 gallons of foam.


 
 
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