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Posted: Nov 13, 2018

Fire Truck Photo of the Day-CustomFIRE Rescue-Pumper

Roseau (MN) Fire Department, enclosed controls rescue-pumper. Spartan Metro Star cab and chassis; stainless steel sub frame; Cummins ISL9 380-hp engine; Waterous CSC20 1,250-gpm pump.

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Posted: Nov 12, 2018

Deal between Sunnyside, Grandview would shorten firefighter response time

A 911 call goes out and Grandview firefighters show up to put a blaze out on Bethany Road. But like many structure fires in Grandview, they can't do it alone. After they arrived on scene, crews called for assistance from Sunnyside, Yakima County Fire District Five and Prosser. “We always need the help.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2018 6:54:06 PM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
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Posted: Nov 12, 2018

Latest Bridgeton (MO) Landfill Fire Prompts Need for Fire Apparatus

So far, the two surface fires at the Bridgeton landfill have been easy to get to. They were off to the side, not in the middle of the garbage dump that's honeycombed with underground fires.   

Pattonville Assistant Fire Chief Matt LaVanchy says they can't drive a fire truck out onto the top of a burning landfill.

"If you had to go onto the landfill with a piece of apparatus that weighs 70,000 pounds, we could potentially be putting firefighters lives at risk over burning trash," LaVanchy told KMOX's Kevin Killeen. "We'd have to verify the ground was stable and there was no collapse potential. And if that's the case, do I put firefighters directly above that?"

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Posted: Nov 12, 2018

Apple Springs (TX) VFD Receives Grant for Fire Apparatus

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Posted: Nov 12, 2018

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Wendell Main, a $1.9 million, 4,220 square foot state-of-the-art facility, replaces the original Wendell EMS station, built in 1972 on E 3rd St. Jeffrey Hammerstein, Wake County EMS Asst. Chief, said the location of the new facility was strategically chosen to better serve the growing community.  
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