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Posted: Apr 22, 2019

Connecticut fire department requests budget money for Narcan, training

The city’s fire department has proposed a budget that would allow it to devote more money to replenish the department’s Narcan stock, train incoming firefighters and cover costs for computer services. In a budget meeting Tuesday night, the city’s Emergency Operations Center and police and fire departments laid out their budget requests and fielded questions by the budget committee.
- PUB DATE: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Connecticut Post
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Posted: Apr 22, 2019

Louisiana fire department pitches reality cooking series to network TV

VIDEO: A crew of Shreveport firefighters is working together to bring the mysteries of the firehouses to light and to network television. "Cooking with Fire," an original series created by Shreveport Fire Department's Captain Allen Dantes, is a documentary-reality style food and travel show. SFD fireman, chef and host Mark Myers Jr.
- PUB DATE: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Shreveport Times
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Posted: Apr 22, 2019

Fire Truck Photo of the Day-Custom Fab & Body Wet Side Tender

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Posted: Apr 19, 2019

Video: Walk-Around of South Berkeley (WV) Heavy Rescue by SVI Trucks


The South Berkeley Volunteer Fire Department of Inwood, West Virginia, chose to replace its aging Squad 25 with a new SVI-built, walk-in-style heavy-rescue body mounted on a Spartan Gladiator LTD with a 10″ raised-roof. The Gladiator houses a 505-hp Cummins X15 engine, and the rig features a 20,000-watt PTO generator, a 250 GPM Hale water pump, 300-gal. UPF poly water tank, HiViz scene lighting, a Weldon V-Mux electrical system and much more. To see specs, drawings, photos and more, visit bit.ly/south-berkeley-1049.

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Posted: Apr 19, 2019

Video: Pierce Arrow XT™ Heavy-Duty Walk-In Rescue: North Charleston, SC

North Charleston’s HDR has storage space for everything from Stokes baskets to cord reels, extrication tools, air systems, cribbing, gas tools, fans, lights, a cascade system, and medical gear. Take a walk around the unit to learn how the department laid out its new walk-in Rescue.

CHASSIS

  • Chassis: 94.75” Arrow XT™ 2-door cab
  • Seating capacity: 2 
  • Overall height: 11’ 1” 
  • Overall length: 35’ 2” 
  • GVW rating: 61,500 lb 
  • Front axle: Meritor FL-943, 21,500 lb 
  • Rear axle: Meritor MT-40-14X, 40,000 lb 
  • Engine: Cummins X15, 505 hp, 1,850 torque 
  • Towing: (3) Receiver tubes, (4) 9,000 lb rated rope anchors 

BODY 

  • Material: Stainless steel walk-in 
  • Shelving: Adjustable shelves, trays, and toolboards 
  • Doors: Stainless steel hinged Generator: Onan 30 kW, PTO-driven 
  • Heating/cooling: (3) Body air conditioning units with heat 
  • Breathing air: 6,000 psi with fill enclosure and booster pump; (1) High pressure breathing air reel 
  • Reels: (4) Hydraulic hose reels; (2) Electric cable reels 
  • Storage: Interior bench seat with storage 
  • Safety: Escape hatch with skylight
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