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Posted: Apr 18, 2019

Construction on New Lyndhurst (OH) Fire Station to Begin


Located on the eastern half of the City Hall complex, 5301 Mayfield Road, the one-story station was built in 1974. As firefighting knowledge and technology has grown, so, too, has the need for additional modern space.  

On Monday (April 15), City Council approved the issuance and sale of bonds in the amount of $5.6 million to pay for the job, which Mayor Patrick Ward said should begin in late May, if not sooner. The total construction cost, however, is expected to be $4.4 million.

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Posted: Apr 18, 2019

Bellwood Rural (NE) Fire Gets New Ambulance


One of these vehicles was built in 1996 and was starting to show its age. Firefighters were experiencing issues with its emergency lights and problems with its transmission. So about two years ago, the station set out to find a replacement.  

The last two ambulances the Bellwood department bought came used from the fire station in Bennington. But recently, Bennington switched to a larger model on a 15-year rotation. So when it came time for Bellwood to buy, it was forced to shop elsewhere.

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Posted: Apr 18, 2019

East Texas Storms Highlight Benefits of Multi-Tasking Fire Apparatus


And man,y like the Longview Fire Department, have a majority of personnel that are cross-trained in emergency medical services. KLTV’s Bob Hallmark spoke to Longview Fire Marshal Kevin May about the advantages.  

There are even some departments that have engines designed to have rolling stretchers inside so that they can take a patient to the hospital. It’s an emergency room on wheels providing medical triage in critical situations.

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Posted: Apr 18, 2019

Pierce “Road Rally” to Bring Advanced Fire Apparatus to Locations Nationwide

APPLETON, WI—Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced that its Road Rally will give members of the fire service a chance to experience innovative fire apparatus and talk with experts about their community’s unique needs. Pierce’s Road Rally kicks off on Monday, June 10, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri, and will visit more than 20 U.S. locations. 

“In recent years, Pierce has introduced many new product innovations that have set benchmarks for performance in the industry and focused on the essential needs of firefighters,” said Jim Johnson, president of Pierce Manufacturing. “The Road Rally will feature eight Pierce fire trucks and will encompass an immersive and educational experience allowing current and prospective customers a chance to view, operate, and ask questions about the products that will best serve their community.”  

The apparatus included in Pierce’s Road Rally are: 

  • Arrow XT™ 100’ Ascendant® Heavy-Duty Aerial Tower
  • Enforcer™ 107’ Ascendant® Heavy-Duty Single Axle Aerial Ladder with PUCÔ Pump
  • Enforcer™  107’ Ascendant® Heavy-Duty Tandem Axle Aerial Ladder
  • Impel™  110’ Ascendant® Heavy-Duty Single Axle Aerial Platform
  • Enforcer™  75’ Aluminum Aerial Ladder
  • Velocity®  100’ Heavy-Duty Aerial Platform
  • Enforcer™  PUC Pumper
  • Saber®  Pumper with Ford Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel Power Train

Visitor experiences will include educational Q&A sessions with Pierce product experts and Pierce dealer representatives. Also, attendees will have the opportunity to take part in hands-on operation of apparatus; test drive all apparatus featured in the Road Rally, including the Saber Pumper with Ford Power Stroke Engine; and learn more about the extensive customizations available on Pierce fire trucks from chassis to pump panels, electrical systems to TAK-4®  suspension, and more. 

Pierce’s Road Rally will stop in locations including fire departments, fire training centers, Pierce dealerships and service centers, and other locations across the U.S. throughout summer 2019. The most current dates and locations can be found online at and may be subject to change. Those interested in attending are encouraged to work with a local Pierce dealer to register for an event in the desired location.

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Posted: Apr 18, 2019

Small brush fire ignites in East Wenatchee

PHOTO: A small brush fire torched approximately one-tenth of an acre in East Wenatchee on Tuesday afternoon. The blaze was reported just after 11 a.m. at the corner of North Georgia Avenue and Fourth Street Northeast. Firefighter Billy Turner with Douglas County Fire District No. 2 tells iFIBER ONE News the fire started when a small residential burn got out of control and spread to a nearby gulch.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 10:40:27 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
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