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Posted: Sep 4, 2019

Fayetteville (AR) to Purchase Land for Two Fire Stations

The additional acreage on the property will be used to construct one new fire station and agreed to purchase another piece of land for a second new fire station, reports Fayetteville Flyer.

The 1.76-acre lot is located at 2260 S. School Ave. just south of Cato Springs Road. The city will pay Robert and Vickie Parker $180,000 for the land.

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Posted: Sep 4, 2019

Illinois Fire Department to Use Federal Grants to Upgrade Fire Equipment

Calumet City, Crete Township, Flossmoor and South Holland fire departments will receive federal grants to update firefighter safety equipment and fire station exhaust systems, reports The Chicago Tribune.

Calumet City will use its $142,000 grant to update the ventilation systems at two fire stations to remove toxic vehicle exhaust. The grant also will be used to buy protective gear for firefighters.

The Crete Township Fire Protection District will use its $52,000 award to install new vehicle exhaust systems at its fire stations, Fire Chief Jeffery Panega said.

The Flossmoor Fire Department was awarded $222,000 in grant money to update breathing equipment for firefighters, replacing current equipment that is nearly 20 years old.

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Posted: Sep 4, 2019

Four Firefighters Injured After CalFire Fire Apparatus Rolls

Four firefighters were taken to a hospital after a CalFire fire truck rolled over, reports KMJNow.

The fire engine was carrying a fire crew from CAL Fire San Diego Monte-Vista Ranger Unit that was heading back from the Creek Fire.
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Posted: Sep 4, 2019

Silvis (IL) Gets New Fire Apparatus

Silvis will hold a dedication ceremony for its new pumper fire apparatus, reports KWQC 6.


That dedication ceremony will be held Wednesday evening at the Silvis fire station.
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Posted: Sep 4, 2019

NTSB: Tesla On Autopilot When Crashed into California Fire Apparatus

A government report says the driver of a Tesla that crashed into a fire truck near Los Angeles was using the car's Autopilot system, reports USA Today.

The driver did not see the parked fire truck and did not brake.

The Culver City fire truck had stopped in the northbound high occupancy vehicle lane with its emergency lights flashing as it responded to another crash. The firefighters were uninjured.

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