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Posted: Jan 19, 2018

Fire Squad Improves Response Times In Northeastern National City

Staffed by six fire captains and firefighters/paramedics who work rotating 24-hour shifts in pairs, Squad 33 uses a custom Ford F-550 pickup equipped with a 150-gallon water tank and advanced medical equipment.

With one fire captain and one firefighter/paramedic on each shift, the set-up enables the captain to assess the scope of the emergency and request additional resources if needed.

Most of the calls in the area that the department fields — about 80 percent of them — are related to medical issues, said Frank Parra, the city’s emergency services director.

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Posted: Jan 19, 2018

Mckinney Fire Station No. 9 First To Open In 7 Years; Dedication Held Jan. 31

This facility will serve the northwest part of the city, including the Summit View Lake and Heatherwood neighborhoods. It will also serve as a training facility for firefighters throughout the department, Kistner said.

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Posted: Jan 19, 2018

Leander Moving Forward On Fifth Fire Station Near Travisso Neighborhood | Community Impact Newspaper

Gardner said call times in the area continuously exceed the recommended national standard response times and that a lack of a fire station could impact common insurance policies or rates for homeowners in the area. The department announced last year that it received the second-highest classification from the Insurance Service Office, which can result in savings on insurance premiums for Leander homeowners and businesses.

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Posted: Jan 19, 2018

Portland Fire Engine Responding To Fire Involved In Crash

The four firefighters in the truck were unharmed. The condition of the car driver was unavailable.

The front end of the car was heavily damaged. There was little visible damage to the fire truck.

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Posted: Jan 19, 2018

Chesapeake Fire Department'S New Vending Machines Don'T Dispense Candy - They Provide Medical Supplies

The system allows fire chiefs to better track dollars and to cut out delays in the supply chain.

The vending machines were installed at Station 4 at Lenore Trail in Greenbrier, Station 5 at Hanbury Road in Great Bridge, and Station 12 on Taylor Road in Western Branch.

Fire Department Captain Greg Noel said the new vending system began in December and makes the supply of medical equipment to firefighters more seamless and efficient.

In the past, all crews had to get medical supplies from the Hanbury Road station.

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