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Posted: Sep 21, 2017

Gore Fire Chief Injured, Tanker Written Off in Accident

He was on his way to a call in Kennetcook, where a home was destroyed by fire, but nobody was injured in the crash. Markitia Ettinger, treasurer of the Gore District Volunteer Fire Department and Jeff Ettinger's wife, said they feel lucky he wasn't badly hurt.
“My husband left as the lone person in our pumper-tanker to go for water shuttle and when he was on his route he hit a wall of fog and lost sight of the road and… he thought he was on one part of the road and felt the truck drop off the shoulder of the road,” she said. “The fog cleared, he realized where he was, went to correct the truck, the load shifted and there was nothing he could do.”
 
Markitia said the truck, a 1991 pumper-tanker, slid into the ditch until it struck a telephone poll, which was knocked down.
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Posted: Sep 21, 2017

Elite L.A. Search and Rescue Team Prepares to Deploy to Mexico if Needed

Search and rescue personnel from the Los Angeles County Fire Department are preparing Wednesday to head to Mexico in case they are needed to assist in the aftermath of a deadly 7.1 magnitude earthquake.

The crew is part of an elite disaster response team known internationally as USA-2, which is trained to conduct around-the-clock search and rescue operations for both domestic and international disasters, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Fire Department.


Tuesday’s quake turned dozens of buildings in central Mexico into dust and debris, killing at least 217 people, CNN reported.


Twenty-two bodies were found in the debris of the Enrique Rebsamen school in Mexico City’s Coapa district, Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto said Tuesday.


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Posted: Sep 21, 2017

Darlington County Fire District Dedicates New Fire Truck

The Pine Ridge Fire Department has a new member--a brand new fire truck!The truck is available to respond to emergencies on the western side of Darlington County.Wednesday night the department had a special ceremony to dedicate the truck.Pine Ridge houses

DARLINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — The Pine Ridge Fire Department has a new member--a brand new fire truck!


The truck is available to respond to emergencies on the western side of Darlington County.


Wednesday night the department had a special ceremony to dedicate the truck.


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Pine Ridge houses three free trucks and they hold about 1,000 to 1,500 gallons of water.


This new truck carries 1,800 gallons of water, something Chief Ricky Flowers says is so important in a rural county that has water issues.


"Not only can it pump water whenever it gets to a fire it takes a lot of water with it. So that's really important to us especially in a rural setting. So, our goal whenever we show up is to have as much water as possible and this truck is a huge help to us," Flowers said.


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Posted: Sep 21, 2017

Wet Down Ceremony Held for New Fire Trucks

CANTON, GA -- From Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services: Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services held a "wet down" ceremony Tuesday at the Cherokee County Administrative Offices for five new fire engines. The new fire engines were delivered about a month ago and will be put into service next week.
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Posted: Sep 21, 2017

South Haven Area Emergency Services Acquires New Fire Truck

South Haven Area Emergency Services has received a brand new truck. A 75-foot ladder truck made by Spencer Manufacturing of South Haven was delivered this week. It replaces the department's 50-foot ladder truck that's 31 years old. South Haven Emergency Services tells us the new truck is powered by a 500-horse power Cummins engine.
It replaces the department’s 50-foot ladder truck that’s 31 years old. South Haven Emergency Services tells us the new truck is powered by a 500-horse power Cummins engine. Other features include a 1,200 gallon poly water tank and a 20 gallon foam cell allowing for foam to be used on some fires. A poly body on the unit removes the concern of rust, and an eight kilowatt generator means portable lighting can be run at fire scenes. 
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