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Posted: Mar 22, 2019

Firefighters rescue cat from burning home in Carnation

Firefighters managed to save a man's pet cat from their burning home in Carnation Thursday afternoon. The homeowner was napping just before 2 p.m. when he awakened by his dog barking and noticed a heavy smoke building in his home just off SR-203 near Stillwater Hill. He managed to get out and call for help.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2019 7:46:20 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
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Posted: Mar 22, 2019

Ephrata Fire Department adds 3 new lieutenants

The Ephrata Fire Department has three new lieutenants. EFD veterans Maxwell Yoder, Colleen Winski and Chandler Gribble all received lieutenants badges during a short pinning ceremony at Wednesday night’s regular meeting of the Ephrata City Council. “Each shift will now have a captain and a lieutenant,” said EFD Chief Jeremy Burns.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2019 5:47:42 AM - SOURCE: Columbia Basin Herald
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Posted: Mar 22, 2019

Moses Lake hires first female firefighter paramedic

Making history, Samantha Wright has been named as the Moses Lake Fire Department’s first-ever full-time female firefighter paramedic, according to a press release. Wright will fill one of three new positions with the department that were authorized by the Moses Lake City Council for the 2019 budget year.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2019 5:47:41 AM - SOURCE: Columbia Basin Herald
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Posted: Mar 22, 2019

Rosenbauer Debuts CleanLocker

Sioux Falls, SD—Rosenbauer debuted its CleanLocker at its annual dealer meeting in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The sealed motorized CleanLocker stores three complete sets of clean turnout gear, including SCBAs, on the officer’s side, outside behind the chassis cab.

Cancer is the leading cause of firefighter deaths due to gaseous exposures such as volatile organic compounds, which become embedded into the turnout gear. Soiled gear will be stored in a separate compartment towards the rear of the apparatus in plastic bags.

“We’re seeing departments rapidly taking action in terms of removing all turnout gear from inside the cab,” said Scott Oyen, CEO of Rosenbauer South Dakota. “The importance of seconds matter in responding to fires; that hasn’t changed, and it is not going to; therefore, we need help them access their turnout gear as quickly as possible outside of the cab.”

The CleanLocker will be installed on a demo unit on-display in April 2019 at the Fire Department Instructor’s Conference (FDIC) International in the Indiana Convention Center, Exhibit Hall J at booth 5200.

For more information, visit www.rosenbaueramerica.com.

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Posted: Mar 22, 2019

Rosenbauer RDT Auto-Deploys Rescue Equipment Tray with the Push of a Button

Sioux Falls, SD—Rosenbauer debuted a new slide-out equipment tray at its annual dealer meeting in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The Rapid Deploy Tray (RDT) has a rating of up to 500-lbs. Crew members push a button from the cab activating the system which opens the rear compartment door, then extends the equipment tray for quick access.

“The RDT will be game changer on-scene,” said Scott Oyen, CEO of Rosenbauer South Dakota. “As rescuers are putting on PPE, the Rapid Deploy Light (RDL) tower raises to eight feet while tools and equipment are sliding out, ready and waiting to get picked up.”


Possible equipment to be stored on RDT include but not limited to:

  • Hydraulic rescue tools (spreader, ram, shear)
  • Lifting bags
  • Cribbing
  • SCBA
  • RIT
  • Rescue Saw or chainsaw

Rosenbauer will display the RDT in April 2019 at the Fire Department Instructor’s Conference (FDIC) International in the Indiana Convention Center, Exhibit Hall J at booth 5200.

For more information, visit www.rosenbaueramerica.com.

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