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Posted: Dec 13, 2018

Decision Postponed on Mount Vernon (WA) Fire Station

 
 

The delay means that should the council choose to send the proposal to voters, it will not be able to be on a ballot until April.

The bulk of the money from the bond would be used to build a new downtown fire station. The current downtown station, which was built in the 1960s, no longer fits the Mount Vernon Fire Department's needs, Chief Bryan Brice said.

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Posted: Dec 13, 2018

Nueces County Emergency Service District (TX) Awarded Fire Apparatus

 
 

The grant awarded them a 5-ton military truck and $20,000 for the fire pump and fire tank for the truck. This truck is not only a great benefit for Flour Bluff, but also for Padre Island because it helps to increase the firefighting capacity of the department.

Just in the last 3 years, the Nueces County Emergency Service District has battled 265 brush fires. The new brush truck with its 750-gallon water tank and foam capability can only help the department.

 
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Posted: Dec 13, 2018

New Baton Rouge (LA) EMS Station Dedicated to Late Councilman

 
 

Several East Baton Rouge officials and members of the Amoroso family attended the Monday afternoon dedication of the EMS No. 12 station in the renovated building at the the intersection of Millerville Road and Old Hammond Highway. The new station, which opened last month, houses one ambulance and at least two EMS personnel around the clock. Officials said it will give them a home base with quick access to the interstate and communities up and down Old Hammond Highway. 

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Posted: Dec 13, 2018

Pechanga (CA) Gives Away Toys Packed in Fire Apparatus

 
 
Pechanga Fire Department firefighters helped load the gifts onto the truck Friday, Nov. 30,  for the effort organized by the TV station and the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots. The truck had about 350 items that will go to needy children this Christmas. Pechanga, which has donated toys to Spark of Love for several years, also contributes cash and toys to Toys for Tots. Pechanga gives out 1,000 turkeys to food banks and rescue missions for the holidays.  
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Posted: Dec 13, 2018

Firefighter Hospitalized After Fire Apparatus Accident Near Republic (MO)

The crash involved a West Republic Fire Protection District truck northwest of Republic at Farm Road 168 and Farm Road 59. The crash happened around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The driver was headed to a call.

The fire chief says the truck flipped several times along the shoulder of the road. Crews extricated him from the truck. Emergency crews airlifted the firefighter to a local hospital. His injuries are not life-threatening.

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