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Posted: Aug 4, 2021

Two Newton (GA) Firefighters Hurt in Apparatus Rollover

Two Newton (GA) firefighters were hurt when the fire truck they were in “t-boned” a passenger vehicle Tuesday night, pushing it several hundred yards before both vehicles went off the road and the fire truck rolled over, according to report published by The Covington News. One of the firefighters suffered a head injury when an SCBA inside the vehicle broke loose and hit him in the head the newspaper reported.

The crash happened on Georgia Highway 36 when the Newton fire truck was headed to a fire call when a car pulled into its path, the paper reported. Both firefighters, where tossed about inside the truck were hospitalized after the crash, the paper reported.

Although there were no reported fatalities, the extent of the firefighters’ injury was not known last night, the paper reported.

The engine involved in the crash is from Fire Station 1 on Covington Bypass Road, the paper reported, adding the crash is under investigation by Newton County Sheriff’s Office, the newspaper reported.

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Posted: Aug 4, 2021

Weyers Cave (VA) Fire Truck Damaged in Crash Just Days After New One Delivered

Just a little more than two weeks after the Weyers Cave (VA) Volunteer Fire Company received a brand new $600,000 plus pumper, a 2008 pumper got hit while it was parked in front of the fire station causing significant damage, according to a report published by WHSV 3.

According to the television station, the fire department was on a track to replace a fire truck every 10 to 12 years when the crash occurred, putting the pumper out of service and sending the replacement plan off course.

The fire truck was hit by a Dodge Charger which pushed the truck a few feet as it was sitting in front of the station. There were no serious injuries, the station reported.

Weyers Cave firefighters are awaiting news from the insurance company about whether or not the wrecked engine could be repaired or would need to be replaced, the television station reported.  

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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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