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Posted: Aug 14, 2019

Moberly (MO) Fire Department Works to Upgrade Radio System

The Moberly Fire Department would like to upgrade its radio system, reports Moberly Monitor Index.

Fire Chief George Albert said the equipment would often lose signals to one another or receive “skips,” from other fire agencies’ radio traffic, which impeded communication.

The system upgrades cost approximately $35,000, which was funded mostly through a $25,000 donation from Orscheln Industry Foundation in December. 

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Posted: Aug 14, 2019

London (KY) Fire Department to Upgrade Fire Equipment

The London Fire Department will receive a new fire truck and updated fire equipment, reports The Sentinel Echo.

The city council approved the $129,962 purchase at a recent meeting. This truck will replace a 33-year-old truck.

The new truck will have improved safety features, such as not having an open-cab and having the ability to carry 55 gallons.

Firefighters will also receive lighter gear and new oxygen tanks, or SCBAs. The current SCBAs are 15 years old.

 

 

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Posted: Aug 14, 2019

Adams County (PA) Firefighter Dies After Fall from Fire Apparatus

An Adams County firefighter who fell from a fire truck nearly two weeks ago has died, reports PennLive.com.

 

Assistant Chief Walter Wagaman was amongst five heading to the accident scene when he was ejected.
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Posted: Aug 14, 2019

Fire crews, DNR battle Wiser Lake wildfire that reportedly injures firefighter

Approximately three to five acres of a grass field has burned in a wildfire burning south of Lynden on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 14, and a firefighter was reportedly transported from the area with dehydration. The fire has been named the Wiser Lake Fire, Washington State Department of Natural Resources spokesperson Janet Pearce told The Bellingham Herald.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 2:37:06 PM - SOURCE: The Bellingham Herald
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Posted: Aug 14, 2019

No injuries in reported ‘bug bomb’ explosion in Seattle's Capitol Hill apartment building

Seattle Fire responded but fortunately found no flames after a reported explosion blew open doors inside an E Olive Way apartment building Wednesday. According to SFD radio updates on the just before noon incident, units were dispatched after a resident reported an explosion inside the E Olive Way at Bellevue building.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 11:38:17 AM - SOURCE: CHS Capitol Hill Seattle News
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