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Posted: May 21, 2018

New Bayville (NY) Fire Apparatus Celebrated with Wetdown

The addition to the department’s arsenal became a community event, with residents and neighboring firefighters joining in the celebration. The guest speakers, State Sen. Carl Marcellino, Bayville Mayor Paul Rupp and Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino congratulated the Fire Department and thanked its members for their service.  

It took the department nearly three years to acquire the truck, a process that involved dozens of meetings with other area fire departments to make sure everything was up to date, and surpassed the performance of its older trucks. Marcellino helped the department obtain a $100,000 grant from New York state, which was described to as a “great accomplishment” by Saladino.

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Posted: May 21, 2018

Rockdale (GA) Replacing Two 30-Year-Old Fire Apparatus

Fire Chief Dan Morgan explained the purchase at the BOC work session at Honey Creek Elementary on May 15 after Post 1 Commissioner Sherri Washington asked about the average life expectancy of fire engines.  

“The life that is recommended is between 10-15 years,” Morgan said. “These are replacing two 1988 trucks, so we as a practice, we go far past the recommended life in Rockdale County. Our expected life span of these is between 20-30 years.”

Commission Chair Oz Nesbitt Sr. noted that it is important for citizens to hear why the county is spending money on new fire trucks.

“The million dollars that we’re spending on two trucks is critically important,” Nesbitt added. “Safety of all of the residents of Rockdale County is our number one concern.”

Each truck costs $530,611.85. One will be purchased through capital funds that were included in the 2017-2018 budget, and the second will be bought with SPLOST funds.

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Posted: May 21, 2018

Idaho Falls Firefighters Celebrate Arrival of Fire Apparatus

“We put it in neutral and we physically all push it into its bay for its first assignment,” fire chief Dave Hanneman tells EastIdahoNews.com.  

Hanneman says this truck has been a long time coming and that the department hasn’t replaced an engine in six years. The truck took about 9-12 months to order and assemble and it cost nearly $500,000. “The one that it’s replacing is about 30 years old and we’re excited to get the new the technology that comes with the truck,” Hanneman says. “It’s a very long-term investment for us and we hope to get a good 25 years out of this engine. Our crews are training on it now and they’re excited about it.”

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Posted: May 21, 2018

Firefighters extinguish Kelso fire

A fire at 713 South Seventh Ave. in Kelso was put out in five minutes by Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue and Longview Fire shortly after 10:30 Monday morning. Cowlitz 2 Lte. Jason Sanders said the fire was relatively contained to the house's back bedroom and no one was injured. The bedroom was destroyed, though Sanders said the rest of the house was likely livable in spite of some smoke and heat damage.
- PUB DATE: 5/21/2018 12:29:47 PM - SOURCE: Longview Daily News
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Posted: May 21, 2018

Fire department dedicates truck to fallen Afghan war vet

The North Patchogue Fire Department dedicated a fire truck to Lieutenant Michael Murphy. Murphy was a North Patchogue resident and a Medal of Honor recipient. He was killed in the line of duty in 2005. Members of the department say it is an honor to commemorate a man who served our country.
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