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Posted: Nov 20, 2017

New Fire Apparatus for Hays (KS)

The other truck had four outriggers with a 20-foot spread; the new truck has two stabilizing jacks with a 15-foot spread. “They also deploy a lot faster,” noted Brungardt. “The aerial ladder also raises and extends more quickly.” The other truck had a 104-foot ladder, but Brungardt believes that’s not a big loss.  

“Today’s street construction is more narrow with more cul-de-sacs, and we’ve got to have better placement. If people are parked on both sides of the road, we can still get access in. It turns tighter and is more maneuverable.”  

The new truck is also more environmentally friendly and meets newer emission standards, according to Brungardt. “It burns a little more cleaner than the old trucks.”

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Posted: Nov 20, 2017

Fire Equipment Grant for Compton VFD (AR)

Miller went on to say “the Park Service is aware of the dedication of all VFD firefighters” and recognized the great working relationship between the Buffalo National River staff and the Compton VFD firefighters.

 

The National Park Service provides Rural Fire Assistance grants to neighboring community fire departments to enhance local wildfire protection, purchase equipment, and train volunteer firefighters. Service fire staff also assist directly with community projects.

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Posted: Nov 20, 2017

South Country Ambulance District (NY) HQ May Cost More to Build

Town Supervisor Edward P. Romaine said bids submitted by contractors interested in building the 26,000-square-foot facility on Station Road in North Bellport could push construction costs up to $15.73 million.  

The town board in 2015 had approved $13 million to build the facility, which would replace South Country’s current 16,000-square-foot headquarters in East Patchogue. Officials have said that facility should be replaced because it is 80 years old and has mold, asbestos and a leaky roof.

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Posted: Nov 20, 2017

Look at Kirksville (MO) Fire Department's Budget

Kirksville City Council members and city staff reviewed the entire 2018 proposed budget during a study session meeting last week. The city’s budget is expected to have about $38.2 million in total expenditures.

The Kirksville Fire Department is seeking about $2 million for department expenditures, which is about an $88,000 difference when compared to the its 2017 adopted budget of $1.9 million.

 

The Kirksville Fire Department is preparing to receive its new fire truck in 2018.

In April, the Kirksville City Council approved the purchase of a fire truck from the Sutphen Corporation; and in June, the City Council approved a financing agreement with U.S. Bancorp for the purchase of the truck.

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Posted: Nov 20, 2017

Fire Apparatus Crashes After Responding to Washington County (OH) Fire

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says at least one fire fighter was taken to the hospital, and the roadway was closed for a short time.
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