Menu

WFC News

Posted: Oct 17, 2018

Pasco Fire: Smoke alarm test shows how alarms over 10 years old can fail

Your smoke alarm might beep loudly when you hit the test button. But that doesn't mean it will sound off in a fire. 10 years old--that's when firefighters said you must replace your smoke alarm. Firefighters said the smoke sensor can fail after 10 years, even if you replace your batteries. The video above shows Pasco Fire Department’s Ben Shearer comparing a new and old smoke detector.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2018 6:22:37 PM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
Read more
Posted: Oct 17, 2018

Mid-Mo Ambulance District (CA) Gets Crucial Repairs

Administrator Lee Kempf told the board a field technician for Stryker, a medical technologies firm out of Michigan, was contacted by the district to inspect the power cots that were on hand. A power cot is used to safely transport patients from their home to the ambulance and is utilized on every call. The field technician said this had not been done since the purchase of the cots. Seven of the cots the district currently have need repair. Three of the seven cots have to be taken out of service due to safety issues. Kempf offered a proposal to the board from the technician for all the needed repairs, which totalled $7,217.54.  

Stryker, Kempf said, also services a program to train one of Mid-Mo's employees to maintain the cots and help cut costs in the future. No price has been set on the training as of yet. But, if the cost is not too expensive, Kempf expressed interest in sending a member of his staff to Michigan to train for such a service. Kempf said he would still like to have the inspections on the power cots conducted each year and have major repairs done by Stryker. The offer was approved by the board.

Read more
Posted: Oct 17, 2018

Duluth (MN) Now Expects Spring Delivery of Boat

Lake Assault Boats in Superior completed work on the 31-foot vessel right on schedule, but it's still waiting on a pair of 300-horsepower Mercury Verado outboard motors to arrive.  

Chad DuMars, vice president of operations for Lake Assault, explained that bruising back-to-back hurricane seasons damaged many boats in coastal communities, and the rush to repower disabled vessels has left large outboard motors in short supply nationwide. Given the current wait times, DuMars said he expects the backordered twin Mercs to arrive late this year or by early 2019.

The revised schedule now calls for Lake Assault to take the boat through spring sea trials shortly after ice-out this spring, dialing in navigation systems and putting the vessel through its paces before delivering it to the Duluth Fire Department.

Read more
Posted: Oct 17, 2018

Duplin County (NC) Fire Station Heavily Damaged by Hurricane to Take Year to Restore

The North East Volunteer Fire Department's fire station on Highway 41 outside of Wallace had five feet of water inside because of the hurricane.

Chief Kenneth Cavenaugh says one fire truck was destroyed by the storm while all other trucks were relocated along with as much other firefighting equipment as they could save.

The chief said while his 28 firefighters were out rescuing storm victims, 23 of them had damage to their own homes, with 19 of those flooded.

Read more
Posted: Oct 17, 2018

North Charleston (SC) Pink Fire Apparatus Bringing Awareness to Breast Cancer

On Wednesday, the truck will be outside the Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. On Friday, the truck will be outside the Roper St. Francis Cancer Center in West Ashley from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

“We see the impact of increasing awareness every year,” breast cancer surgeon Dr. Megan Baker said. “We see an increase in our screenings and with that the diagnoses that come.”

Read more
RSS
First3456789101112Last

Search News Articles