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Posted: Aug 22, 2019

Collins (MS) Fire Apparatus Designed to Put Out Petroleum Tank Fires

The Collins Fire Department is using a new custom-built fire truck to enhance protection of petroleum tank farms and terminals, reports WDAM 7.

CFD received its industrial municipal pumper a few weeks ago. It was built in Florida at a cost of $850,000.

It was paid for by a grant from the the Mississippi Development Authority. Firefighters have used it on several training exercises.

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Posted: Aug 22, 2019

Tiffin Fire Association (IA) Gets New Fire Apparatus

Tiffin Fire Association now has a ladder truck that can reach up to 101 feet, reports KCRG 9.

Fire Chief Brian Deetert said it’s taken a lot of training for the 22 members to get used to operating the 47.5-foot long engine.

The conversation about getting the ladder engine started three years ago when the Park Place Development was announced and firefighters picked it up last August.

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Posted: Aug 22, 2019

Middletown (OH) Fire Department Donating Fire Apparatus to Caribbean Island

The Middletown Fire Department is donating a truck to the Caribbean island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, reports WLWT 5.

Currently the island nation uses a pickup truck with a small tank of water in the back.

The fire department is also including a fan, a self-contained breathing apparatus and multiple ground ladders.

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Posted: Aug 22, 2019

Kalkaska Township (MI) Fire Department May Buy Vintage Fire Apparatus

The station house at Kalkaska Township Fire Department Station No. 7 might soon have a new addition to its fleet of emergency vehicles, reports The Review.

The Village Council was scheduled to formally authorize the conveyance of a vintage 1920s Ford fire engine to Station No. 7. The truck is currently in storage at the village's DPW facility.

The vintage fire truck had been stored at the Kalkaska Clean Water Treatment Plant before being moved to the village’s Department of Public Works garage at the Kalkaska Village Offices.

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Posted: Aug 22, 2019

New Clark County Fire District 6 chief will be one of 50 female fire chiefs nationwide

The Clark County Fire District 6 Board of Commissioners appointed an employee of two decades to take the reins as fire chief next year — serving among only 50 female fire chiefs nationwide. Kristan Maurer will become fire chief Jan. 1, according to a Fire District 6 blog post. The district’s website indicates that Maurer is already serving as one of two assistant chiefs.
- PUB DATE: 8/22/2019 12:43:21 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian - Metered Site
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