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Posted: Nov 20, 2019

1 million dollars for a fire truck? Yup, and here’s why

The Lewiston Fire Department’s new Engine 3, a Pierce Ascendant with aerial ladder, is an impressive beast no matter how you look at it. But the rig cost the city nearly $1 million dollars and there are people who want to know how this truck is better than the old one, which lasted the city 22 years.
- PUB DATE: 11/20/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Sun Journal
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Posted: Nov 20, 2019

New protocol allowing firefighters to leave scene to be tested in North Carolina

All members of the Medical Control Board voted to start testing a pilot program that would allow Charlotte firefighters to leave the scene of a call if the patient is OK and MEDIC is already on its way. "You call 911 and you're going to get a red truck coming pretty fast in a short time frame,” said CFD Chief Reginald Johnson.
- PUB DATE: 11/20/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSOC-TV
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Posted: Nov 20, 2019

New Jersey firefighters battle four-alarm blaze live on A&E's "Live Rescue"

No one was injured Monday night as Paterson firefighters battled a structure fire on Rosa Parks Boulevard that spread to an adjacent building. The fire was broadcast live on national television as part of a three-hour version of A&E's "Live Rescue." Paterson Fire Chief Brian McDermott told TV viewers, "We had a pretty advanced fire on arrival.
- PUB DATE: 11/20/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Northjersey.com
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Posted: Nov 20, 2019

Clark County Fire & Rescue plans new station as Ridgefield outgrows fire facilities

Ridgefield’s growth is pushing the city south, and a new fire station may soon follow. Architects are drawing a design for a new Clark County Fire & Rescue station at 3215 S. Hillhurst Road. The station, between 12,000 and 14,000 square feet, would replace Station 24 at 117 N. Third Ave. The downtown station would be closed and likely sold.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2019 9:38:17 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
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Posted: Nov 20, 2019

Fire crews respond to home fire in Spokane Valley

Spokane Valley Fire Department and Spokane County Fire District 8 respond to a residential structure fire on the 11200 block of East 33rd Avenue Tuesday night. According to SVFD, residents of the home called 911 when they saw fire on the upper floor of their home. SVFD Engine 9 could see smoke and fire coming from a window on the back side of the home as they approached the residence.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2019 9:14:06 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
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