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Posted: Jan 23, 2018

Firefighter Who Died of Cancer Dedicated to Safety

Lt. Jacob Shadd Rohwer of the Farmington Fire Department died on Jan. 11 after several years of battling cancer likely caused by his profession.  

The 44 year old pushed the department's chiefs and administration to implement new policies and purchase new equipment to help protect firefighters from exposure to contamination while on call and in the fire station, acting fire Chief David Burke said.

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Posted: Jan 23, 2018

North Fulton City (GA) Pays $379K for New Fire Station

The city is buying the land from residents Dean Le and Tuynga Do Le, according to the sale agreement. The land will cost the city $379,000.  

In a release, the city says that the new fire station will improve response times along several roads in northern and central Johns Creek, an area where 8,867 residents reside.

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Posted: Jan 23, 2018

Shawnee (OK) Fire Station Overhaul Making Progress

Crews continue to work on Shawnee’s Fire Station No. 2, at 1401 N. Bryan St., expecting substantial work to be finished by late April, he said.  

Repeated mold issues — caused by ongoing water leaks and drainage problems — had the city facing a decision whether to repair the site or remodel altogether.

Choosing to tear the building down to the pre‐engineered “red‐iron” structure and concrete slab, expansion was designed to improve the apparatus bay and update the fire station from that point.

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Posted: Jan 23, 2018

Loris, Tabor City (SC) Fire Departments Debut Fire Apparatus

The Loris Fire Department replaced their 1978 C-8000 Pierce fire engine, which was recently donated to the fire program of the Academy for Technology and Academics in Conway, with a 2017 Rosenbauer Freightliner fire engine with a 1,500 gallon per minute pump and a 1,000 gallon water tank.  

Funding from FEMA paid 95 percent, or roughly $333,500, for the new engine.

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Posted: Jan 23, 2018

East Franklin (PA) Replaces Fire Apparatus

Second Captain Brian Guminey brought the truck into town Saturday. Guminey said the truck will replace a 1976 White pumper that had been converted into a tanker several years ago. The 1976 vehicle has been having mechanical problems.  

Fire Chief Mark Feeney said the upgrade was necessary and the timing was right.  

“Anytime we take it out (the 1976 truck), we have some little mechanical problems. Because it is a fire vehicle, it needs to be ready to go. So it is time to upgrade. We had the cash in hand to upgrade.”

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