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Posted: Jun 23, 2017

City fire truck a hit at conference | News | The Press and Standard

The South Carolina State Firefighters' Association held its 112th annual conference in Myrtle Beach this past week, drawing a crowd of nearly 5,000 firefighters for training, seminars, exhibits and networking opportunities. One of the most popular educational exhibits was the association-sponsored
One of the most popular educational exhibits was the association-sponsored “History Booth,” in which the Walterboro Fire Department displayed its 1930 American LaFrance fire engine.  According to Carter Jones, special projects coordinator for the Firefighters’ Association, “The display of Walterboro’s antique engine was a special treat for our members and provided the firefighters a unique chance to travel back in time and catch a glimpse of your city’s rich history.”
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Posted: Jun 23, 2017

Fire fire station to honor Charleston 9

On the heels of the tenth anniversary of the Sofa Super Store fire, the Charleston fire department is a step closer to building a new station next to the memorial for the nine firefighters who died in the blaze. The station will tie into the memorial for the fallen firefighters.

Plans to build a new station next to the memorial go back to December 2014. It was part of a 20-year plan to renovate and build new police and fire stations. 


Tippett hopes the new station will help provide better service to the community while honoring the Charleston Nine. 


"The presence of the station will probably be a larger symbol," he said. "It will become a commanding visual when you're driving up and down Savannah Highway and project to the community that we're there."


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Posted: Jun 23, 2017

Compartment Corner: West Babylon (NY) 2016 Pierce Velocity

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Posted: Jun 23, 2017

Texas volunteer fire department walks off after chief let go

Tuesday night the majority of the Wills Point volunteer department walked off in solidarity with Chief Ed Leipply. Leipply's family says he is touched by the loyalty, but adds the decision to walk off was up to each of the volunteers. Hee never commanded or asked them to do so. Dylan Hatten says he's always wanted to serve his community.
- PUB DATE: 6/23/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KHOU-TV CBS 11 Houston
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Posted: Jun 23, 2017

Colorado firefighter's strangulation during training exercise calls policies into question

Jeff Gillespie can't pinpoint exactly when blood stopped flowing to his brain. The veteran Poudre Fire Authority firefighter doesn't know exactly how long he stopped breathing, either. It's impossible to say precisely how long his world went black that November afternoon when he was essentially hanged during a training accident.
- PUB DATE: 6/23/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Coloradoan
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