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Posted: May 22, 2019

Fire Training Facility Near Ohio Elementary School Draws Scrutiny

Less than 700 feet from Millvale’s Ethel M. Taylor Academy, a Cincinnati public elementary school, bombs have been going off for years and a building is often on fire. Don’t call emergency responders. They already know. For years, the Cincinnati Fire Department has been setting cars and a specially-designed $3 million building alight to train fire recruits at 1898 Mill Creek Road.
- PUB DATE: 5/22/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CityBeat
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Posted: May 22, 2019

Florida fire department wants to become state-recognized fire district

VIDEO: The Navarre Beach Fire Department wants to become a state-recognized fire district. Right now, they're privately owned. Fire Chief Danny Fureigh is asking the county to approve a non-binding referendum on the county's special election ballot in August to gauge how voters feel. Fureigh said state lawmakers want to know they have the community's support before they ask the legislature to make the Navarre Beach Fire Department state-recognized.
- PUB DATE: 5/22/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WEAR-TV ABC 3 Pensacola
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Posted: May 21, 2019

Lifesaving PulsePoint app receives funding for the next year in Benton, Franklin counties

An app that's credited with saving lives in Benton and Franklin counties has received funding for another year. The Kadlec Foundation and Lourdes Foundation provided $4,000 respectively to go towards PulsePoint. The app was launched in this region exactly one year ago Tuesday. "It's something that we're pretty proud of here in Richland to have played a pretty big part in bringing it to our area," said Captain Stein Karspeck with the Richland Fire Department, who headed efforts to bring the app to this area.
- PUB DATE: 5/21/2019 7:46:17 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
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Posted: May 21, 2019

Seminole (FL) Rolls Out New Fire Apparatus

 
 
 

Seminole Fire Rescue is ready for brush fires of any size, thanks to a new truck specifically outfitted to fight brush fires. The truck is a former Army cargo truck and is built to get into tight spots to fight brush fires.

 

The truck replaces the department's former brush truck which was 53 years old. Some firefighters were worried the old truck wouldn't make it through another brush fire season.  

Instead of having the vehicle converted by a private company, the city of Seminole relied on their own fleet maintenance staff to make the alterations, including adding a 700-gallon water tank, hoses and a big bumper capable of mowing down large branches.

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Posted: May 21, 2019

Weslaco Fire Department Resources Used By Border Patrol

 
 
The vehicle is commonly used during emergency situations such as when it was deployed in several locations in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. There are four to six paramedics aboard the mass casualty evacuation ambulance unit at any given time.
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