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Posted: Nov 27, 2021

Bicknell (IN) Fire Department Takes Delivery of New Pumper

The Bicknell (IN) Fire Department has a new pumper, reports

City officials say it’s the first fire apparatus purchased for the city since 2004, and it replaces a truck that was more than 20 years old.

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Posted: Nov 25, 2021

Photo of the Day: November 25, 2021

SVI Trucks—Ashland (KY) Fire Department heavy rescue. Spartan Gladiator cab and chassis; Cummins L9 450-hp engine; 20-foot walk-around rescue body; Command Light CL602A-FX with FRC Spectra Max fixtures light tower; Onan Protec PTO 30-kW generator; Ziamatic “Lazy Susan” Hurst eDRAULIC tool holder; heavy-duty, swing-out tool board. Dealer: Harry Sutphen, Heritage Fire Equipment, Columbus, OH.


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Posted: Nov 24, 2021

Firefighters line overpasses as fallen Seattle deputy fire chief returns home

Firefighters lined overpasses along Interstate 90 last week to honor fallen Seattle Deputy Fire Chief Jay Schreckengost. Schreckengost was found dead on Nov. 14 during an elk hunting trip near Cliffdell in Kittitas County. He had been reported missing on Nov. 3 after going out to scout for elk. Last week, Schreckengost was transported from the Kittitas County Coroner’s Office to a funeral home in Stanwood, according to the Seattle Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 11/24/2021 10:26:27 AM - SOURCE: iFiber One News Radio
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Posted: Nov 24, 2021

Hilton Head Island (SC) to Spend $1.2M More to Replace Fleet

The town of Hilton Head Island (SC) will have to spend about $1.2 million more than it had anticipated to replace its aging apparatus fleet, reports

The town had originally planned to buy eight new pumpers and two new quints for about $6.2 million during fiscal year 2022, the report says. However, supply chain disruptions increased the price.

Town Council, though, has given staff members the green light to spend $7.4 million with Safe Industries on the project.

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Posted: Nov 24, 2021

VIDEO: Raging Fire Tears Through New Jersey House; 1 Dead, 1 Injured

A raging house fire in Cranford, New Jersey claimed the life of one person and injured another, local authorities said. Chopper 4 captured images of the intense scene that unfolded on Beach Street near West End Place -- prompting several area fire departments to spring into action. One woman died and two other people who were inside had to be rescued by a neighbor after the flames were reported around 7 a.
- PUB DATE: 11/24/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WNBC-TV NBC 4 New York
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