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Posted: Dec 8, 2015

DNR firefighter honored for work during 2015 wildfire season

A Washington State Department of Natural Resources employee was honored Friday for his work during the 2015 wildfire season. Spokane County Fire District 9 Chief Jack Cates awarded DNR Forester Chris Pearson and Lieutenant Chris Pauletto, the Fire District 9 Medal of Valor for demonstrated bravery above and beyond the call of duty.
- PUB DATE: 12/8/2015 11:44:40 AM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2
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Posted: Dec 8, 2015

Apparatus Gallery-Ferrara Ultra Heavy Rescue

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Posted: Dec 8, 2015

HME Rescue-Pumper Delivery

The Charlton (NY) Volunteer Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2015 HME, Inc. rescue-pumper. Built on an 1871-W chassis with an MFDxl cab and 12-inch raised roof, the fire truck is powered by a 450-hp Cummins ISL9 engine, has an Allison 3000EVS transmission, and Spicer 1760 drivelines. A Federal Q2B siren is recess-mounted in the cab grille. The extended bumper houses dual stutter tone air horns and a Cast Products siren speaker. The 47-inch heated pump enclosure features a 1,250-gpm Hale Q-Flo Plus combined with HME Hydra Technology™, three speedlays, a Hale FoamLogix 3.3 Class B foam system, and a side-mounted stainless steel pump panel. Additionally, the truck has seating for a crew of six, a backup camera, a ProMariner battery charger with a Kussmaul auto eject, a 12-volt Kussmaul Auto Air compressor, On-Spot automatic tire chains, a TFT monitor, and an interior LED lighting package. The stainless steel body features 176 cubic feet of compartment storage space with trays, shelves, and toolboards throughout, an 80-cubic-foot hosebed, 1,614-gallon polypropylene water tank with through-tank-ladder storage, a six-inch jet dump, roll-up doors, coffin compartments, FRC LED quartz and scene lighting, and a Whelen emergency lightning package.

Salesman: Glenn Davis

Dealer: Lake Regions Fire Apparatus, Inc.

Dealer Location: West Ossipee, NH 

 

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Posted: Dec 8, 2015

Kansas City Fire Chief: Article on fatal fire "did not have all of the information"

VIDEO - Kansas City Fire Chief Paul Berardi responded Sunday night to an article published by The Kansas City Star. The article, headlined "Firefighters killed in alley shouldn’t have been there," touches on the Oct. 12 fatal fire that killed two Kansas City Fire Department firefighters. John Mesh, 39, and Larry Leggio, 43, were killed during a two-alarm fire response on Independence Boulevard.
- PUB DATE: 12/8/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSHB-TV NBC 41 Kansas City
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Posted: Dec 8, 2015

Maine city manager considers disciplinary action for ‘closed’ sign at fire station

Portland officials may take disciplinary action against employees after a homemade sign was posted last week in front of a Munjoy Hill fire station telling residents that it had been closed. The city had periodically taken the station’s ambulance out of service during the overnight hours, when call volumes are the lowest, to reduce spending on overtime, apparently prompting some rank-and-file members to place a sign in front of the Munjoy Station at 134 Congress St.
- PUB DATE: 12/8/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: portland press herald
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