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Posted: Mar 16, 2018

Worker stuck 5 stories up rescued by Madison firefighters

The Heavy Urban Rescue Team from the fire department set up a rope rescue system to lower the worker to the ground, but the worker wasn't confident the harness he had in the lift would be adequate, so a team member was raised to the lift to give a different harness to the worker.

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Posted: Mar 16, 2018

Sturgeon Bay fire truck ride makes young cancer survivor's day, thanks to Make-A-Wish

Chase's eyes were wide with surprise and joy at the crowd gathered to celebrate the youngster, who has battled leukemia and has been in remission for more than two years. There were more surprises to come, when Chase learned that he and his family were going to fly to Florida the end of the month.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation paid for the pizza party for Chase, arranged the ride on the fire truck and also planned a week of activities for the boy and his family in Orlando with all expenses paid by the organization. 

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Posted: Mar 16, 2018

Patient Killed, Emts Injured In Vermilion Ambulance Crash

The North Central EMS ambulance was going eastbound on Liberty Avenue when the driver apparently had a medical condition. He lost control, drove off the side of the road, into a ravine and flipped over. The ambulance came to a rest in the upright position.

The patient died from the crash. An EMT in the back of the ambulance was taken by medical helicopter to a Toledo hospital, Gockstetter said. The driver -- also an EMT-- was also taken to a hospital with injuries.

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Posted: Mar 16, 2018

More safety features and technology for new Tucson Fire engines and medic trucks

But to help the blind spots, the new engines have cameras on the back and right side. 

"When they are changing lanes or turning that they would be able to have those eyes there," he said. 

There are also LED lights on fold down steps, rollover protection airbags, and as each truck turns on then the power cord ejects itself. 

Inside there is seat detection making sure everyone is buckled in. 

The department's new medic trucks have new suspension and a power load system for its gurney. 

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Posted: Mar 16, 2018

Blountstown Fire Station Expects to Grow

When the fire trucks are backed into their spots, there is only about six inches of room to maneuver behind them.

The current building has served as the fire department for a little over 30 years.

Chief Hall said that he hopes that with this grant, they can build something that will serve the town of Blountstown for many years.

"We want to build something that's going to be here for the next fire chief and two fire chiefs down the road," said Hall.

Though having more space will be great, Chief Hall said that building a new station will help the department grow in other areas as well.

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