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Pawcatuck Fire Department welcomes new pumper truck to its fleet

Members of the Pawcatuck Fire Department have welcomed a new pumper truck to its fleet, part of an effort to assure the department’s apparatus are well-maintained and ready to serve the community into the future. The department took receipt of the truck, a 2019 E-One Typhoon pumper truck, approximately two weeks ago. The custom-built truck cost the agency US$439,000 and replaces a 1994 truck built by the same company that

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Faulty fire hydrants restored through District Walks program

Nearly 1,000 fire hydrants across Staten Island have been repainted and repaired as part of a community effort implemented by Councilman Steven Matteo’s office. “Fire hydrants are such a ubiquitous and common presence in our neighbourhoods, we almost don’t notice they are there,” said Matteo. “But a hydrant that is not working properly, not easily visible or blocked by weeds or debris can cause a fatal delay for firefighters rushing

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Infinity CCS helps the FDNY win Community Mayors Nicholas DeGaeta Award

Infinity CCS, UK-based technology provider, congratulates its client, the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) project team, on winning the Department’s Community Mayors Nicholas DeGaeta Award for the implementation of its 9-1-1 Computerized Triage System. FDNY has worked with Infinity CCS since 2016 to deploy the new system, FIT (Flexible Intelligent Triage) Platform, which is based on Infinity CCS’ call scripting and workflow solutions for call centres.


Zico improve compartment mounting process with new product

Ziamatic Corp (Zico) have released their EZ-Mount Tool Board System, which the company believe will revolutionise tool and equipment mounting due to it being a quicker and more comfortable way to outfit apparatus compartments. This new system from Zico combines the power and durability of EZ-MOUNT adhesive with all-new, pre-sized tool boards for a superior tool mounting experience This includes the studs now being affixed to each corner of the compartment

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Registration opens for Pierce Manufacturing 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

Pierce Manufacturing have announced that registration is now open for the seventh annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, taking place at historic Lambeau Field on Saturday, September 7, 2019. Co-sponsored by the Green Bay Metro Fire Department, the event is not just for first responders – but all who want to take part in honouring the 343 fallen firefighters of September 11, 2001. Last year’s record attendance included 2,700 residents, firefighters, and

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A Texas petrochemical facility fire has been extinguished, four days after it started

A fire burning into its fourth day at a petrochemical facility in a suburban Houston area has been extinguished, officials say. “As of 3am today (Wednesday), the firefighting crews on the scene of the ITC Tank Farm Fire are reporting that all tank fires have been extinguished,” Intercontinental Terminals Company said in a news release. “Crews continue to spray foam and water on the tanks to facilitate cooling and prevent

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Atlantic Emergency Solutions opens new service centres in Maryland and North Carolina

Pierce Manufacturing have announced that Atlantic Emergency Solutions has opened new service centres located in Salisbury, Maryland and Charlotte, North Carolina. The new locations will service all makes and models of Pierce fire apparatus including third party aerial and ladder testing, pump testing, collision, fabrication and paint services, preventative maintenance, and all major and minor repairs. Each location will also be equipped with 24-hour mobile service technicians, available for dispatch

Pierce secures order of 11 custom apparatus for Greenwood County Fire Service in South Carolina

Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation company, has announced that it has secured an order of 11 custom apparatus for Greenwood County Fire Service in South Carolina. The order is made up of custom apparatus including five Saber FR pumpers, four Pierce dry-side tankers, an Ascendant 107 inch aerial ladder and a Pierce 100 inch heavy-duty rear mount aerial tower. This monumental apparatus order for Greenwood County Fire Service has been

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California wildfire has now claimed the lives of 63 people with a further 631 still missing

The current California wildfire branded as California’s deadliest wildfire on record as death toll rises to 63, with 631 people still missing. The fire has surpassed the Northern California wine country wildfires of 2017, which took the lives of 44 people. The town of Paradise, previously housing 27,000 people, is being searched by U.S National Guard troops, recovery workers and cadaver dogs in the hopes of finding further victims or

Residents evacuated after volcano eruption in Hawaii

More than 1,700 residents are being evacuated after Kilauea volcano erupted near a residential area on Hawaii’s largest island. The eruption follows a series of strong earthquakes over recent days. A volcanic crater vent – known as Puu Oo – collapsed earlier this week, sending lava down the mountain’s slopes towards populated areas. Officials had been warning residents all week they should be prepared to evacuate as an eruption would