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Posted: Jun 19, 2019

Edmonds rejects plan for emergency bridge to waterfront - for now

A bridge to handle life-and-death emergencies got voted down Tuesday night, following a public outcry that the overpass would cost too much and damage the beach. The bridge would have extended from the intersection of Edmonds Street and Sunset Avenue and jut west across the railroad tracks, stretching down to the shoreline at Brackett’s Landing North.
- PUB DATE: 6/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: Jun 19, 2019

71-year-old man severely injured by 'runaway' dump truck trailer in Capitol Hill

VIDEO: Seattle firefighters rescued a 71-year-old man who was pinned under a construction trailer which rolled backwards over a Capitol Hill sidewalk and crashed into a building Tuesday. Witnesses along the 1200 block of E. Pine Street told KIRO-7 the dump truck hauling the flatbed trailer and a 27,000 lb.
- PUB DATE: 6/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
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Posted: Jun 19, 2019

FBI investigating possible arson, explosion near Renton church

The FBI is investigating after a possible arson and explosion in a Renton neighborhood, police say. Officers responded to the scene, in the 15500 block of 116th Avenue SE, at about 10 a.m. Wednesday. Aerial footage from KOMO's Air 4 shows police tape and investigators at a local church. FBI agents have taken charge of the investigation.
- PUB DATE: 6/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: Jun 19, 2019

Spokane Valley Fire buys weighted blankets to comfort people with autism

VIDEO: The Spokane Valley Fire Department has purchased weighted blankets available for calming those diagnosed with autism or anyone who may be experiencing a crisis. SVFD spokesperson Julie Happy says the blankets, purchased from the ISAAC Foundation, have already been delivered to most stations. Holly Lytle founded the nonprofit in 2007, when her son diagnosed with autism passed away just before his fourth birthday.
- PUB DATE: 6/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2 Spokane
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Posted: Jun 18, 2019

Spartan Emergency Response Displayed Safety-First Design Rescue Pumper at NYSAFC Conference and Expo

Spartan Engine 32

Spartan Emergency Response (“Spartan” or “Spartan ER”), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) (“Spartan” or the “Company”), at last week’s New York State Association of Fire Chiefs (NYSAFC) Conference and Expo, showcased the Moyers Corners Spartan Rescue Pumper, including its safety-first design, which took place June 12-15, at The Oncenter in Syracuse, New York. The Spartan rescue pumper, “Engine 32,” has been recently added to the Moyers Corners (NY) Fire Department’s emergency response fleet.

“Replacing [our previous truck], Rescue 3, with arescue engine is a radical change for us, and in some ways marks the end of an era for Moyers Corners,” said Moyers Corners Fire Chief Ed Wisnowski. “Engine 32 will allow for more efficient responses to many types of emergencies, while still providing the same level of exceptional service our community has come to expect. It also will reduce our fleet cost over the long run, which helps keep our financial commitment to the taxpayer.”

With a full line of custom and commercial pumpers, Spartan offers unique safety features and innovations to better support fire and rescue teams. Designed specifically to improve performance and extend vehicle life, Spartan’s rescue pumper offers a stainless-steel tubular body, and the Vibra Torq body-mount system which delivers a smoother, more responsive ride.

“We pride ourselves on being the most reliable rescue manufacturer in the industry. When lives are at stake, emergency responders from towns like Moyers Corners have split seconds to ensure a solution is realized,” said Todd Fierro, President of Spartan Emergency Response. “Our advanced design, engineering and manufacturing acumen ensures our units exceed the needs of the departments and the communities they serve.”

The largest fire industry rescue and EMS expo in the Northeast, the NYSAFC Annual Conference and Expo offers fire chiefs classroom education programs, training opportunities, and exhibit space for apparatus displays.

About Spartan Motors

Spartan Motors, Inc. is the North American leader in specialty vehicle manufacturing and assembly for the commercial and retail vehicle industries (including last-mile delivery, specialty service, and vocation-specific upfit segments), as well as for the emergency response and recreational vehicle markets. The Company is organized into three core business segments, including Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services, Spartan Emergency Response, and Spartan Specialty Vehicles. Today, its family of brands also include Spartan Authorized Parts, Spartan Factory Service Centers, Utilimaster®, Strobes-R-Us™, Smeal, Ladder Tower™, and UST®. Spartan Motors and its go-to-market brands are well known in their respective industries for quality, durability, aftermarket product support, and first-to-market innovation. The Company employs approximately 2,300 associates, and operates facilities in Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Florida, Missouri, California, Nebraska, South Dakota; Saltillo, Mexico; and Lima, Peru. Spartan reported sales of $816 million in 2018. Learn more about Spartan Motors at www.spartanmotors.com.

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