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Posted: May 7, 2021

Cedar Grove South End (NJ) Engine Fire Company 3 Gets New Station, Engine

The Cedar Grove South End (NJ) Engine Fire Company 3 has a new station and a new Engine 73, following a recent grand opening, reports

Mayor Kerry Peterson and councilmen Joe Zichelli and Joseph Maceri were on hand to celebrate the new facility and make the ceremonial cut of the green ribbon.

“I was honored to be a part of the ribbon cutting ceremony today for the new fire house and truck at fire company #3,” Peterson said in a Facebook post. “We have the absolute BEST fire department in the state of NJ, and they deserve the best house and equipment. God Bless, and stay safe.”

“This Fire House is a landmark in town, the first building people see as they enter Cedar Grove,” Zichelli said in a Facebook post. “It is the product of a great working relationship between the Township and the Department, a steadfast dedication by our Town Manager Tom Tucci to securing the best of the best for CGFD, the members, and residents, as well as the support of a Town Council that always has and always will back our first responders. Thank you to all the members of the CGFD for keeping us safe and for your service to the town.”

Posted: May 7, 2021

Crabbs Prairie (TX) Volunteer Fire Department Gets New Brush Truck Via Grant

On the heels of a $118,000 grant from the Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program, Crabbs Prairie (TX) Volunteer Fire Department welcomed a new 2021 Ford F550 brush truck, reports

Officials say the truck will be used to fight grass and wildland fires, manage traffic control after a vehicle accident, and carry medical equipment. It has already been used to respond to several fires.

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Posted: May 7, 2021

Riverview’s (FL) Station 46 to Break Ground in June

Hillsborough County (FL) tax-payer money is being used to build the $5 million Station 46 in Riverview, reports

To be located along Rhodine Road and sit between Stations 16 and 3, Station 46 is expected to break ground in June, though personnel is already on standby and the apparatuses have been purchased. It will house an ambulance, ladder truck, and a tanker

The location, officials say, could be key to cutting response times in half.

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Posted: May 7, 2021

Meet Marine 1, Lake Avenue (NY) Fire Department’s New Fire/Rescue Boat

The Rochester (NY) Fire Department recently received Maine 1, a new fire/rescue boat, reports

The 37-foot apparatus is capable of rescuing six to eight people and can pump more than 1,500 gallons of water or other firefighting materials. Its predecessor was a 17-foot recreational motorboat.

Marine 1 will be deployed by Engine 19 at the Lake Avenue fire station for calls in the area of Lake Ontario, Charlotte and the Genesee River.

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Posted: May 7, 2021

East Milton (MA) Approves Purchase of Land for New Station

Town officials recently approved the purchase of a half-acre of land for $890,000 for the site of a new East Milton (MA) station, reports

The station will be located at the corner of Adams Street and Libby Road next to St. Agatha’s Rectory and is part of a $32.25 million plan to update and renovate the town’s three fire stations.

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