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Alcoa (TN) Installs an Armor Tuff Supratile

Alcoa Fire Department of Alcoa, TN installs an ARMOR TUFF SUPRATILE floor in their fire stations engine bays.

New Pierce Saber and Enforcer Custom Chassis Exceed Sales Milestones

Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, reports that sales of its newest custom chassis...

FDIC International Lifetime Achievement Award Winner: William C. Peters

FDIC Conference Director Diane Rothschild recently spoke with William C. Peters, Apparatus Supervisor (Ret.), Jersey ...

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Lake Township (OH) to Purchase New Fire Apparatus

A new pumper-tanker will roll into the Walbridge fire station within the next year.

Wrong Cables to Blame in Pennsylvania Tower Ladder Failure

Three Pennsylvania firefighters were hospitalized after suffered reported nonlife-threatening injuries after a tower ladder failed last night.

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Safety Bulletin: Drive to Survive

Hopefully, your department will never face an incident involving a serious fire apparatus crash. However, should that unfortunate incident occur, it is imperative that your department’s apparatus and driver training programs are NFPA compliant.

Pennsylvania Firefighter Injured in Tanker Accident

A volunteer firefighter was injured yesterday when police say she lost control of her vehicle and slammed into a tanker truck.

Eight Hospitalized After Van vs. Ambulance Crash in Tennessee

Eight people were taken to hospitals after a van vs. ambulance crash in Loudon County, Tennessee.

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Report: D.C. to End Encryption of Firefighter Radios

A report says the city will abandon its new system of encrypting radio communications among firefighters and paramedics.

Man Dies Waiting for Ambulance in D.C.

An investigation has been launched into why it took more than 20 minutes for an ambulance to respond to a call about a man in distress, according to a news report.

NIST: Firefighters Portable Radios May Fail at Elevated Temperatures

New test results from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) confirm that portable radios used by firefighters can fail to operate properly within 15 minutes when exposed to temperatures that may be encountered during firefighting activities.

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New Research Investigates Hose Failure

Studies currently undertaken by the Worcester Polytechnic Institute are examining hose failures on the fireground.

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Alcoa (TN) Installs an Armor Tuff Supratile

February 26, 2015 Alcoa Fire Department of Alcoa, TN installs an ARMOR TUFF SUPRATILE floor in their fire stations engine bays.

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