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Posted: Aug 4, 2021

Coweta (OK) City Council Approves Money for New Fire Boat and Portable Radios

Firefighters in Coweta (OK) will be adding a new swift water rescue boat and seven new radios to its equipment list after city councilors OK’d the purchases, according to a report published by Wagoner County American-Tribune.

For the last 20 years, the Coweta Fire Department has been using a donated fiberglass fishing boat for water rescue operations, the newspaper reported.

The new vessel will be a Achilles SG140 with a 40-hp Yamaha engine, the newspaper reported, indicating the package includes the boat, storage bag, motor, trailer an extra propeller with a rock guard and lettering. The total cost is $19,642.29, the newspaper reported. Coweta also decided to buy seven new Motorola APX 6000 portable radios to replace ones that are more than 10 years old, the newspaper reported. The total cost of the seven radios, seven microphones and five chargers is $34,258,82, according to the newspaper.

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Posted: Aug 4, 2021

Photo of the Day: August 4, 2021

Pierce—Carpentersville (IL) Fire Department 107-foot Ascendant heavy-duty aerial ladder quint. Impel cab and chassis; Cummins L9 450-hp engine; Pierce PUC 1,500-gpm pump; UPF Poly 500-gallon water tank. Dealer: Dan Rudnicki, MacQueen Emergency, Aurora, IL.


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Posted: Aug 3, 2021

FDIC International 2021: Tuesday

It’s the night before FDIC’s Opening Ceremonies — and we’re excited to show you all the training and education that happened on Tuesday. Watch below.

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Posted: Aug 3, 2021

Proposed San Diego (CA) Fire Station Facing Increased Opposition

Community leaders and environment groups are opposing a proposed fire station, reports San Diego Union Tribune.

Those opposed say that there is a need for a fire station to assist coverage areas but claim city officials chose the wrong site in 2015 and have continued to pursue building there despite mounting challenges.

The site is in a semi-rural residential area and is next to environmentally sensitive land, features steep slopes and has a relatively narrow entrance-and-exit route.

The cost estimate for the new station is $7 million to $8 million higher than what the city typically spends on new fire stations. While the city usually spends about $15 million, the latest cost estimate for the new City Heights station is $22.3 million.

Critics say San Diego should either find another nearby site or possibly revive three sites city officials considered but rejected six years ago.

City documents indicate officials plan to break ground on the 1.3-acre site in January, with construction expected to take about two years.

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Posted: Aug 3, 2021

Fortuna VFD (CA) Unveils Firefighting Training Facility

The Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department has unveiled a new training facility, reports Times-Standard.

The new facility will be available for use by all Eel River Valley and other Humboldt County fire and law enforcement agencies.

The facility will also be made available to students participating in the annual Eel River Valley Fire Academy and the fire academy at College of the Redwoods.

Courtesy Fire Department Facebook

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