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Posted: Aug 28, 2019

Wildland Fire Apparatus Joins Laguna Beach (CA) Fleet

Fire Department personnel and officials will push the new engine into the apparatus bay at a neighborhood wildfire evacuation and outreach event, reports

Fire Department personnel and officials will push the new engine into the apparatus bay, "officially" placing the engine into service along with pushing the old retiring 1999 wildland engine out of service.

The community is invited to witness this ceremonial placement into service and the christening of the new engine.

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Posted: Aug 28, 2019

Liberty Township (OH) Rolls Out New Fire Apparatus

The Liberty Township fire department took delivery on a new Sutphen fire engine that came in under budget at approximately $617,000, reports The Delaware Gazette.

The truck is more equipped and job-specific than the 10-year-old engine it’s replacing.

New power tools were also purchased with a $42,000 grant from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. 


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Posted: Aug 28, 2019

1948 Westville (Nova Scotia) Fire Apparatus Returns Home

Over 70 years after it first hit the streets, Westville's first custom-made fire truck has returned home, reports Halifax Today.

The Westville Fire Chief got an email notifying him of the ad, which said the truck was for sale out of Ontario.

Eventually, the post made its way to social media, where local restaurateur Rhonda Cougias spotted the 1948 GMC LaFrance Pumper. She and her husband felt that buying the truck would be a great opportunity to give back to the local fire department.

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Posted: Aug 28, 2019

Canberra (Australia) to Trial Hybrid Electric Fire Apparatus

The ACT government has agreed to trial a plug-in hybrid electric fire truck in Canberra, reports The Driven.

The deal marks another step toward the push to reduce transport emissions. The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) work with Rosenbauer to engineer the “Concept Fire Truck” (CFT) for Australian conditions, according to ACT emergency services minister Mick Gentleman.

Just one of the PHEV firetrucks, which is capable of carrying current ACT fire services equipment, uses a diesel “range extender” but would see a reduction of diesel fuel used to the order of 185,000 litres a year, and 400 litres less engine oil a year.

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Posted: Aug 28, 2019

National Fire Academy Seeks Deputy Superintendent

The United State Fire Administration's National Fire Academy has posted the vacancy announcement for a Deputy Superintendent GS-1712-15 (Supervisory Training Specialist).

This position is located in Emmitsburg, Maryland. This announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET), September 6, 2019, or after receipt of the 200th application.

The ideal candidate for this position will be a proven leader experienced working with the American fire service and institutions of higher education who is a highly effective communicator. This position starts at a salary of $137,849 (GS-15).

In this position, you will be managing and directing day to day work of the Academy. Typical assignments include:

  • Coordinating program efforts with other United States Fire Administration Divisions, internal activities, and/or with other agencies including firefighter recruits to higher-level officials including Cabinet-level appointees, Senators and Representatives.
  • Developing Academy programs and procedures; with primary responsibility for ensuring intra-agency program coordination.
  • Participating actively in both the short- and long-range planning activities of the National Fire Academy. 
  • Overseeing organizational personnel matters, such as position reviews, staffing reassignments, employee performance system and other actions.
  • Working with other Federal, state, local and tribal governments and international partners to leverage resources, minimize duplication of efforts, and maximize the impact of the Academy’s programs.

Learn more HERE.

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