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Posted: Feb 12, 2019

Fire sparks as car tries to climb snowy hill in Wenatchee

VIDEO: The hills in and around the Wenatchee Valley are not only treacherous to navigate when they’re snow-covered and slick, but they can also be downright dangerous. That’s what one motorist who was trying to climb the westbound slope on Orondo Avenue found out today when his car suddenly caught fire.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2019 2:58:50 PM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
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Posted: Feb 12, 2019

Video: Philadelphia (PA) Heavy Rescue by SVI Trucks

Philadelphia Fire Department has a new Rescue 1. This technical rescue truck features an SVI-built 24-foot stainless-steel walk-in body mounted on a Spartan Gladiator EFMD chassis with a 20″ raised-roof and is powered by a Cummins X15 500-hp engine. This rig features six high-angle rescue anchor points, two Ramsey 9,000-lb. electric winches, Fire Research Spectra Max LED scene lights, OnScene Solutions aluminum cargo slides, two 100-foot Hurst hydraulic low pressure reels, a FRC SEON inView 360° video system and more.

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Posted: Feb 12, 2019

E-ONE’s Patented Ecologic Receives FAA Approval

OCALA, FL—E-ONE, a subsidiary of REV Group and a manufacturer of fire apparatus, announced that its patented ECOLOGIC® mobile cart foam test system has been approved and recommended by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for use in aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) testing by airport operators.

The ECOLOGIC is an ARFF foam testing system that does not use foam for testing. It is an input-based testing system designed to provide fire departments the means to test the accuracy of their foam system without the expense or environmental impact of using foam to perform an output-based test. The ECOLOGIC mobile cart foam test system has been “accepted for immediate use, to satisfy the Part 139 testing requirement while minimizing the environmental impact.”

The FAA recommendation came in the form of a CertAlert issued on Jan. 17, 2019 to all certificated Part 139 airports and aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) departments. 

“The FAA believes that testing ARFF vehicles’ AFFF systems is essential to safety,” the FAA notice reads. “We are working to give ARFF departments the flexibility to ensure they maintain their ARFF vehicles’ readiness, while also addressing environmental concerns.”

Advantages of the ECOLOGIC include:

  • Compact and easy to transport
  • Economical test method
  • Adaptable to most ARFF vehicles
  • Accurate and reliable testing method
  • Environmentally responsible
  • NFPA 412 approved method

“The FAA notification allows airports throughout the country to add this important tool to their fleet,” said Jay Johnson, vice president and general manager for E-ONE. “Since many military bases throughout the United States and Canada have already adopted this technology, we have received a tremendous amount of interest. Our innovative and revolutionary method will assist airports in immediately reducing their environmental impact and lowering their operating costs for testing.” 

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Posted: Feb 12, 2019

Gallery: Rescue Trucks, Small to Large

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Posted: Feb 12, 2019

Chehalis Staff Outlines Reasons For Vacating Historic Fire Station

Five-gallon buckets set out to catch water leaking through the walls. Plaster flaking off walls to reveal unenforced masonry without any insulation. Corrosion of wooden beams that looks like the work of beavers. Those were just a few of the examples highlighted by city of Chehalis staff members Monday as they outlined for the city council why it was their collective recommendation that the Chehalis Fire Department should abandon any notion of renovating the historic downtown fire station prior to a new one being built.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2019 10:38:04 AM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
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