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Posted: Nov 17, 2017

Papillion Volunteer Fire Department (NE) Finds New Home for Historic Fire Apparatus

The 20 foot by 40 foot building sits just to the east of the Senior Center. Construction began about two weeks ago and should be completed sometime in early January if weather cooperates.

Russ Zeeb, president of Papillion Volunteer Fire Department Inc., said the building will be a fitting home for the 70-year-old truck.

“This is not a garage, it’s a museum,” Zeeb said. “We want a place to put the truck so it can be visible to the public.”

The truck, purchased new by the department 70 years ago, was recently donated back to PVFD by Joel and Lynette Janssen. It currently sits at Fire Station 3 in Papillion, but will move to its new home in early 2018.

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Posted: Nov 17, 2017

Springfield (OH) Spending $1.1M to Replace Aging Fire Apparatus, Ambulances

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Posted: Nov 17, 2017

FAMA Awards 2017 Phillip L. Turner Scholarship to Brett Seggerman

The Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association (FAMA) awarded its 2017 Phillip L. Turner Fire Protection Scholarship to Oklahoma State University student Brett Seggerman. Seggerman was selected to receive the $5,000 scholarship in recognition of his outstanding achievements and dedication to the protection of life-safety.

Brett’s life focus is on helping others. During high school Brett accumulated over 500 hours of community service hours, plus many more during college.

While Brett maintains a strong G.P.A., he is very involved in student organizations. Brett is an active member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, Student Association of Fire Investigators, and Society of Fire Protections Engineers. He also has served as the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology Student Council Representative for both SAFI and SFPE. Recently, Brett was elected Treasurer of the SFPE; in this role he will manage the organization’s finances for their events.

Driven and goal oriented, Brett plans to become the best Fire Protection Engineer he can be. He plans to pass the FE (Fundamentals of Engineering) exam soon and graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Protection & Safety Engineering Technology in May 2018. Brett looks forward to a career in Fire Protection Engineering and is currently contemplating pursuing a Master’s degree.

During the application process, FAMA received five letters of recommendation on Brett’s behalf. His professors consistently spoke very highly of Brett’s academic record, leadership and professionalism, and community involvement.

The Phillip L. Turner Scholarship is awarded annually by FAMA, and has been sponsored since 2009 by FAMA member Akron Brass Co., a worldwide marketer and manufacturer of high performance life Read more

Posted: Nov 17, 2017

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods (IL) Fire Protection District Fire Apparatus

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Posted: Nov 17, 2017

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods (IL) Fire Protection District Fire Apparatus Gallery

Photographer Tim Olk took the photos above of fire apparatus from the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods (IL) Fire Protection District. The fleet is blend of old and new, and be sure to check out the department's antique rig. For more photos by Tim Olk, visit: https://olkee.smugmug.com/.

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