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Posted: Aug 21, 2019

Portage (MI) Breaks Ground on New $6M Fire Station

The groundbreaking ceremony for the $6 million project that will replace a fire station will be held soon, reports MLive.

A 2015 evaluation found that it would be more cost-effective to build a new building rather than renovate the current station, built in 1974.

Fire station No.2 will continue to serve the most populated region of Portage.

The top priority was adding “clean” rooms for firefighters to remove used equipment as soon as they get off the truck. Clean rooms will prevent cross-contamination and the spread of carcinogens.

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Posted: Aug 21, 2019

Petrolia and North Enniskillen (Canada) Getting New Fire Apparatus

Petrolia and North Enniskillen Fire Department are getting a brand new fire truck, reports Black Burn News.

Fire Chief Jay Arns said firefighters will have to undergo training on the new truck which is expected to be delivered early next year.

The $1.28 million, 110-foot Aerial Apparatus bucket ladder truck will replace the current 60-foot truck which is at the end of its 25-year life. Arns said the old truck is showing its age.


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Posted: Aug 21, 2019

Council Votes to Buy Property for Tuscaloosa (FL) Fire Station

The City Council voted to purchase a defunct automobile dealership for land for a new fire station, reports Santa Rosa's Press Gazette.

The purchase will be for $2.3 million, which is $300,000 less than the asking price.

 Fire Chief Randy Smith recommends establishing the fire department’s fleet maintenance, logistics and administrative offices inside 24,000-square-foot building.


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Posted: Aug 21, 2019

Troy (NY) Adds First Fire Apparatus in Ten Years

Troy unveiled a brand new fire engine for the first time in 10 years, reports News 10.


Two ambulances were purchased last year and another fire truck will be added, all part of $1.7 million investment into emergency services.

Mayor Patrick Madden also announced plans to rebuild the Lansingburgh fire house.

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Posted: Aug 21, 2019

26 percent of 911 calls in Medical Lake weren't being answered; here's how the small town fixed the problem

In Medical Lake, if there was a fire, car crash, or any big emergency, one in four 911 calls, weren't being answered. "We've struggled to meet the rising call demands out here," former Fire Chief, Jason Mayfield, said. The Medical Lake Fire Department, until Wednesday, was made up completely of volunteers, something that Chief Mayfield says, has been hurting the community for years.
- PUB DATE: 8/21/2019 2:40:35 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
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