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Posted: Jan 15, 2019

St. George (UT) Fire Department Donates Fire Apparatusr

The department donated a fire truck to Dixie Technology College for use in its firefighter training program. The truck was a Vanpelt model from 1974 that had been a reserve firefighting vehicle for several years.  

Originally purchased used from the West Covina Fire Department (Calif.) in 1990, the truck served the St. George community on active duty for about 10 years.

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Posted: Jan 15, 2019

Hillsborough County Fire-Rescue (FL) Fire Apparatus 'Total Loss' After Accident

He says the ladder truck is a total loss and it will cost more than $1 million dollars to replace it.   

Dougherty says the truck did its job and protected the firefighters and deputies who were attending to the patient. Fire truck drivers are trained to block lanes to protect personnel from traffic.

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Posted: Jan 15, 2019

Medic-CE Boosts Fire Continuing Education Training with Clarion UX Fire & Rescue Group Partnership


Medic-CE, a leading provider of accredited, online continuing education for fire and emergency medical services (EMS) professionals, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Clarion UX Fire & Rescue Group that will more easily allow firefighters and other EMS professionals meet their continuing education requirements. This includes an expected 200-percent increase in fire continuing education content for Medic-CE customers.

“We couldn’t be more excited about this partnership with Clarion UX and the opportunity to provide agencies across the country with even more continuing education training,” said Judson Smith, Medic-CE vice president. “Clarion’s focus on serving emergency providers throughout the industry make them a great partner for us.”

“Our mission is to train and inform the fire and EMS industry and partnering with Medic-CE makes that easier than ever,” said Eric Schlett, Senior Vice President, Clarion UX Fire & Rescue Group. “We look forward to helping even more firefighters, EMTs and paramedics to maintain their state and national certifications.”

New content resulting from the new partnership with Clarion UX is expected to be available as part of the fire continuing education course library in early 2019. Medic-CE currently provides more than 250 hours of online continuing education classes and refresher programs.

The Clarion UX Fire & Rescue Group portfolio includes two-leading industry events, EMS Today (Feb. 20-22, 2019) and FDIC International (April 8-13, 2019), as well as publications and media outlets such as Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS), Fire Engineering, Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment, and

To learn more about Medic-CE’s continuing education programs and solutions to manage training for fire and EMS professionals, visit

About Medic-CE
Medic-CE, a Career Step company, provides accredited online continuing education for EMS and firefighting professionals. Founded in 2006, the company currently serves over 125,000 fire and EMS professionals and 250 fire/EMS/ambulance agencies. More than 250 hours of continuing education are available through the company’s powerful learning management system. Medic-CE also offers Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) Solution and the option for agencies to add their own in-house continuing education and instructor-led courses. More information is available at or 1-877-458-9498. 

About Clarion UX Fire & Rescue Group
Clarion UX’s Fire & Rescue Group provides critical cutting-edge firefighting and emergency medical service news, education, equipment and hands-on training. Through our industry-leading publications, digital media and events Clarion UX’s Fire & Rescue Group covers the latest developments and standards in apparatus and equipment, clinical breakthroughs, and training for firefighters, EMTs, paramedics and those professionals serving in the Fire & EMS Industries.

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Posted: Jan 15, 2019

Acela Truck Company & Fire Line Equipment Announce Strategic Partnership

BELGRADE, MT AND NEW HOLLAND, PA—Acela Truck Company and Fire Line Equipment recently announced a strategic partnership to distribute Acela Monterra extreme-duty, high water/flood recue trucks. The two companies are partnering to offer capable high water flood rescue trucks and wildland fire trucks, expanding Acela Truck Company’s growing distribution footprint and Fire Line Equipment’s growing product offerings. 

“Fire Line Equipment is excited to add the Acela Monterra line of high-water flood rescue trucks to our product offerings”, says Ron Fink, Fire Line Equipment Partner. “With flooding events becoming almost commonplace, Fire Line Equipment has recognized an increasing demand for more purpose-built flood rescue trucks. After an exhaustive search, we found the Acela Monterra to be the best solution in the market today. Our customers demand modern, comfortable, safe and purpose-built solutions. Most are tired of repurposing and maintaining old and unreliable surplus military trucks. The Acela Monterra, with its 46-inch tires, all-wheel-drive, 50-inch water fording capability and central tire inflation system has proven to be the perfect solution for flood rescue response and can easily serve double-duty as a wildland/brush truck outside of flood/hurricane season.”  

“We’re thrilled to have Fire Line Equipment representing our high-mobility Monterra flood rescue trucks and truck chassis lines into the firefighting market,” says David Ronsen, president of Acela Truck Company. “Fire Line Equipment understands the needs of their customers and has a reputation as one of the highest quality fire truck dealers in the U.S. By working together, an increasing number of fire departments will be able to significantly increase their response capabilities with our high-mobility trucks.”

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Posted: Jan 15, 2019

2016 Spartan ER/International Pumper

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