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Posted: Dec 6, 2021

Down East (NC) Fire Department Hoping for Grant to Fund New Station

On the heels of a $500,000 allocation from the recently adopted budget, Carteret County (NC) officials are hoping to build a new Down East fire station in Sea Level with help from a BRIC grant, reports

The estimated cost of the new facility is $3.5 million, and the county has already been approved by state officials to move forward with the application process, the report says.

Officials say the $500,000 is guaranteed even if the station project doesn’t get selected for the BRIC program. Station plans are still in the early stages, but officials say they’ve created a general floor plan.

This summer, the Carteret County Board of Commissioners gave about five acres of land to use for a new facility, FA reported at the time.

Earlier: Town to Donate 4.9 Acres of Land to Down East (NC) Fire Department for New Station

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Posted: Dec 6, 2021

Woman Dead After Crash Involving Beloit (WI) Fire Department Apparatus

Beloit (WI) officials are investigating how a 43-year-old woman died during an incident at Leeson Park at 4:03 p.m. Saturday, December 4.

The City of Beloit Fire Department was dispatched to report of an unresponsive person in a vehicle in the park. The fire engine involved was on the roadway with emergency lights illuminated when the vehicle fled the scene and crashed into the fire engine.

Firefighters assigned to the engine reported the female passenger was slumped over in the vehicle prior to the crash. The female passenger was transported to a local emergency room where she was pronounced deceased.

A cause of death will need to come from the Rock County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The driver of the vehicle Marvin E. Flint, 56, of Rockford, was arrested for operating while intoxicated.

No City of Beloit personnel were injured in this crash.

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Posted: Dec 6, 2021

RV, several vehicles destroyed by fire near Soap Lake

An RV and several vehicles were destroyed by fire Friday afternoon near Soap Lake. Grant County Fire District 7 responded about 12:45 p.m. Friday to a reported vehicle fire at 17350 Road B.5. Upon arrival, firefighters found a large RV fully-engulfed in flames, according to fire district officials. The fire quickly spread to nearby vehicles including a boat, a passenger vehicle, a Jeep and a pickup truck.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2021 8:27:05 AM - SOURCE: iFiber One News Radio
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Posted: Dec 6, 2021

Jackson (MS) Fire Department’s Station 19 Hit by Stray Bullet

A stray bullet went into the Jackson (MS) Fire Department’s Station 19 last week following an exchange of gunfire, reports

Firefighters say they heard at least 20 gunshots outside the facility on Ridgewood Road Wednesday evening before a bullet shattered the front entrance’s glass, the report says. A car could be heard screeching away after the blasts.

Officials say the bullet was later found in a couch. No injuries were reported.

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Posted: Dec 6, 2021

Firefighter Seriously Hurt After Fire Apparatus Tire ‘Exploded’ in NC

Simone Jasper

The Charlotte Observer


A firefighter was hospitalized after a fire engine tire “exploded,” leading to a crash in Eastern North Carolina, officials said.

The truck was leaving a Christmas parade when it became “uncontrollable” and hit a pipe on Saturday, Dec. 4, according to the Hubert Volunteer Fire Department.

“We had taken the back roads around to avoid the delay of the rest of the parade since we were very near the front,” firefighters wrote in a Facebook post. “So we were trying to return to our district at the time of the crash.”

The fire department said the truck was going about 40 mph when a tire burst, making it hard for the driver to maintain control.

“Our chief fought hard to control the truck, and managed to keep the truck upright as it impacted a driveway pipe and came to a stop,” the Facebook post said.

A firefighter had “major injuries” and was airlifted to a hospital from the crash site on Stella Road, according to a GoFundMe page that says it’s raising money for his recovery. Photos from the scene show a mangled fire truck in a dirt-filled ditch.

The fire department is based in Hubert, a community in Onslow County and roughly 70 miles northeast of Wilmington.

“We ask that you keep us all in your prayers,” officials said in a post that expressed gratitude for agencies that helped after the crash. “We will be back, we will recover, and we will keep going.”

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