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Posted: Nov 24, 2017

Fire Truck Photo of the Day-

Horseshoe Bay (TX) Fire Department pumpers (2). Cinder cabs and chassis; Cummins ISL9 450-hp engines; Hale Qmax 1,750-gpm pumps; 750-gallon polypropylene tanks.

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Posted: Nov 23, 2017

Fire Truck Photo of the Day-HME Wildland Pumper

Los Pintos Fire Protection District, Ignacio, CO, Ahrens-Fox Model 34 Type III wildland pumper. International 7400 SFA 4x4 cab and chassis; Darley LSPH 750-gpm pump; UPF Poly 500-gallon tank.

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Posted: Nov 22, 2017

Charlottesville (VA) Fire Department Purchases First Ambulance in 50 Years

The addition to the department's fleet will help meet a growing demand to provide around-the-clock medical services in the city. The last time the CFD had its own ambulance was in the 1950s.

That will soon change as the department is in the process of using leftover money from the purchase of its new ladder truck to buy a new ambulance.

The Charlottesville Fire Department was allotted nearly $1.6 million to purchase its new ladder truck, but only spent $1.42 million.

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Posted: Nov 22, 2017

Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One (WA) Gets New Fire Equipment

The new bright red truck, which cost the district between $100,000 to $160,000, gives local emergency medical services crews updated technology and tools to help residents in crisis on the west side of the peninsula near Artondale. Lt. Geoff North, a medical service officer for Fire & Medic One, gave tours of the new 2018 Ford F-450 ambulance. "It has a lot of technology and improvements for doing our job," North said. "We have powered structures on board, we have a powered stair chair. This apparatus has some cameras that give us an idea of what is going on behind us. These are much cleaner-burning vehicles, which is better for us and the environment. So if we are going to a neighborhood in the middle of the night we aren't waking up everybody when we get there."
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Posted: Nov 22, 2017

Conover (NC) Fire Department Improves Fire Suppression Rating

The Conover Fire Department was rated at a level five in the city and five-9S in the rural service district -- that has been improved to a level four in both districts, where a lower number is desired. The new rating is effective March 1, and the city should expect to see a decrease in homeowners insurance rates. "Prevention and preparedness of the Fire Department is a key part of the day to day operations that most people in the community do not realize is occurring," Conover Fire Chief Mark Hinson said via the release. "Most homeowners and businesses live each day without ever coming in direct contact with their local fire department.  
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