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Posted: Dec 1, 2021

Pelham (AL) Fire Station Construction Behind Schedule

A Pelham (AL) fire station which was supposed to open months ago remains under construction due to the supply chain constraints, reports

Crews working on the project, currently at more than 90 days behind schedule, have struggled to get materials such as structural steel, appliances, and even the station’s generator, the report says.

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Officials say the supply chain disruptions could even affect other projects in town.

The report notes that AL state law requires contractors to lock in pricing during bidding, but cost predictions for raw materials has become a challenge.

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Posted: Dec 1, 2021

Medina (NY) Fire Department to Apply for Two FEMA Grants

Medina (NY) officials are seeking two FEMA grants to upgrade the fire department’s apparatus and equipment, reports

Fire officials say the department will seek one grant to replace 31-year-old Engine 10, which does not meet NFPA standards, the report says. Replacing the apparatus would cost around $700,000 with the federal share of $666,667 and a village share of $33,333, if approved.

The department also eyes an Operations and Safety Grant to replace 25 pagers, 25 portable radios, and 10 mobile radios, which would cost $94,500—$90,000 federal share and a village contribution of $4,500, according to the report.

The deadline to apply is December 17.

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Posted: Dec 1, 2021

AMR Awards Electric Ambulance Order to REV Group Company

American Medical Response (AMR), the nation’s leading provider of medical transportation, and its parent company, Global Medical Response (GMR) have purchased five state-of-the-art electric ambulances from a REV Ambulance Group company. GMR also has the option to purchase 25 more electric ambulances under the arrangement. 

The first Proof-of-Concept vehicles are expected to be completed in April 2022; and the order coincides with the recent passing of the federal infrastructure bill that contained significant investments in support of electric vehicles. These Electric ambulances will be delivered to five communities in California, where there is an established charging infrastructure. In partnership with Lightning eMotors, the ambulances are High Roof Transit vans offering up to 86kWh of battery capacity that can be charged via Level 2 AC charging or DC fast charging. The high roof and added length of the T350 increases the patient care space. This model is also equipped with dual rear wheels.

Ted Van Horne, Chief Operating Officer of Global Medical Response, said the company actively supports sustainable technology, and looks forward to getting these units in use. “As sustainable technology for the transportation industry expands, we are excited to work with REV Group companies to bring that to our ambulance operations in the U.S.” 

“REV Group is focused on accelerating alternative fuel vehicle solutions, including Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) for our customers, to help provide a more sustainable future,” said Anoop Prakash, President, REV Ambulance Group. “Throughout our longstanding relationship with AMR, we have collaborated closely with the team to answer their product needs and are excited to deliver our electric ambulances to them.”

REV Ambulance Group is comprised of REV Group, Inc. (NYSE: REVG) companies Wheeled Coach®, Road Rescue®, Horton®, Leader® and AEV®.

About REV Group, Inc.

REV Group® companies are leading designers and manufacturers of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services, which serve a diversified customer base, primarily in the United States, through three segments: Fire & Emergency, Commercial, and Recreation. They provide customized vehicle solutions for applications, including essential needs for public services (ambulances, fire apparatus, school buses, and transit buses), commercial infrastructure (terminal trucks and industrial sweepers), and consumer leisure (recreational vehicles). REV Group’s diverse portfolio is made up of well-established principal vehicle brands, including many of the most recognizable names within their industry. Several of REV Group’s brands pioneered their specialty vehicle product categories and date back more than 50 years. REV Group trades on the NYSE under the symbol REVG. Investors-REVG

About Global Medical Response, Inc.

With more than 38,000 employees, Global Medical Response teams deliver compassionate, quality medical care, primarily in the areas of emergency and patient relocation services around the world. We provide end-to-end medical transportation as well as fire services, integrated healthcare solutions and disaster response.

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Posted: Dec 1, 2021

Cleveland (OH) Firefighters Union Voices Concern After Bay Fire

The Cleveland (OH) firefighters union is raising concerns after an apparatus caught fire inside the bay at Station 10 on East 101st Street Monday evening, reports

An International Association of Firefighters, Local 93, official raised red flags Tuesday after the incident, the report says. Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the official reveals that the truck was a backup only being used because the main apparatus was undergoing repairs.

Officials believe the fire—which was quickly extinguished and contained to just the apparatus—was caused by an electrical issue. No injuries were reported.

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Posted: Dec 1, 2021

Reyco Granning Receives IATF 16949 Certification

Mt. Vernon, MO – Reyco Granning announces receipt of IATF 16949 certification.

Reyco Granning has received IATF 16949 certification. President John Stuart said “This certification is very important to our business; it shows our customers that we are dedicated to meeting the highest standards on our products and offering the best quality to our customers.”

This was a cross functional effort with people from all departments working with our auditor to complete all the facets of the certification. “This exercise has been a tool to not only add to the overall strength of Reyco Granning, but more importantly it has been a great tool to build the success of our employees,” Ramin Zarrabi, VP of Manufacturing said.

IATF is based on the process-oriented ISO 9001, which facilitates the integration of other important major management systems including ISO 14001 for Environmental Management and ISO 45001 for Occupational Health and Safety Management. To customers, employees, investors and the general public, implementation and certification of an integrated management system demonstrates the continuous improvement of an organization’s performance in the areas of quality, environmental protection and workplace safety.

For more information on Reyco Granning and its products, please visit our website at


About Reyco Granning Reyco Granning designs and manufactures suspension systems used by specialty trailer & specialty vehicle OEMs, including RV, Fire, Rescue, and Bus markets.  Headquartered in Mt. Vernon, MO, Reyco brings over 90 years of proven product quality, durability, and reliability. Visit Reyco at

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