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26
Mar

SAN FRAN FIRE RESCUE BOAT CAPSIZES – 7 RESCUED

Breaking news in San Francisco, as a San Francisco Fire Department boat capsized. The San Francisco Fire Department rescue boat was on a training mission Saturday morning, when it flipped over, said officials. “Rescue Boat 1” departed from Marina Green, and then for unknown reasons, capsized near Ocean Beach at 11:18 a.m. according to authorities....
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24
Mar

TANKER ROLLOVER IN MICHIGAN – DRIVER CITED FOR SPEED – NO SEATBELTS

The Torch Lake Township Fire Department responded to an accident involving their own truck this afternoon. The tanker rolled into the ditch right in front of the station on US 31 The tanker was heading north bound on US 31 and tried to make a left too fast. The Antrim County Sheriff’s Department says the...
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23
Mar

Apparatus Innovations-Back in the Day

Fifty years ago no one in the fire service would have been able to predict the degree of engineering technology that has impacted the design of today’s fire apparatus. Electronic and safety components have been integrated into all sizes of apparatus with touch screens, wireless controls and envelope operation of aerial ladders as just some...
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22
Mar

Pierce Drive Shaft Defect Leads to Fire Truck, Emergency Vehicle Recall

An emergency vehicle manufacturer is issuing a recall due to a crash risk. Pierce Manufacturing is recalling certain model year 2016 Arrow-XT, Dash, Enforcer, Impel, Quantum, Saber, and Velocity fire and emergency vehicles. The fastener cap over the bearing on the universal joint of the drive shaft may have been improperly tightened. If the cap...
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21
Mar

UPDATE: LINE OF DUTY DEATH OF CONWAY FIREFIGHTER "TRAGIC ACCIDENT"

A Monday afternoon press conference to address the tragic death of a Conway firefighter was full of emotion, though it lasted only a few minutes. City of Conway Fire Chief Le Hendrick said firefighter Christopher Ray was killed in a tragic accident. City of Conway Fire Chief Le Hendrick began the press conference addressing the unexpected...
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