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Brookhaven NY Improves Safety for Emergency Response Teams

Thu, May 15, 2014

The Town of Brookhaven responds to more than 5,000 emergency calls every month. The town made the decision to upgrade to Opticom GPS priority control technology on more than 500 fire trucks and ambulances and at nearly as many intersections so firefighters and EMS personnel can meet the incredible demand more quickly - and safely.

The Saga of the Steamer

Thu, May 15, 2014

In the heyday of the steam pumper, 50 manufacturers competed, producing more than 5,000 steam fire apparatus between 1840 and 1912. From the Fire Engineering Vault, "The Saga of the Steamer" (June 1957) selection traces the development and decline of the classic fire apparatus. 

Yes, We Are Better Off

Wed, May 14, 2014

When looking at how a firefighter’s daily life has been positively impacted by the improvements during the last 30 years, all I can say is that it has been dramatic, writes Thomas N. Warren.

Charlotte Fire Department Report Released Following Fire Apparatus Crash

Tue, May 13, 2014

A malfunction caused a Charlotte fire truck to overturn on its way to a separate emergency call last week.

Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment Magazine Named Official Media Partner of the FDSOA 2015 Apparatus Symposium

Tue, May 13, 2014

Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment magazine has partnered with the Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) in support of their 2015 Apparatus Symposium, being held in Orlando, FL on January 18-20, 2015.

Three-Alarm Fire Burns at San Jose Landfill

Mon, May 12, 2014

Fire crews battled a three-alarm trash fire at a landfill in North San Jose Sunday evening, fire crews said, which could be seen for miles and was difficult to put out because it burned in 30-foot high piles of tanbark.

Application Period Now Open for 2014 Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade Grants

Mon, May 12, 2014

The application period is now open for the 2014 Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade™ grant program.

San Francisco Firefighter: I Was Scapegoat in Asiana Crash Case

Mon, May 12, 2014

A veteran San Francisco (CA) firefighter is suing the fire department after she says she was made a scapegoat in the deadly Asiana Airlines plane crash last year at San Francisco International Airport.

SUV Driver Killed in Head-On Collision with New Hampshire Fire Apparatus

Mon, May 12, 2014

A 62-year-old woman was killed when her SUV collided with a fire apparatus Sunday in Deering, New Hampshire.

Ohio Fire Apparatus Involved in Head-On Crash with Pickup Truck

Mon, May 12, 2014

A fire truck was involved in a head-on collision with a pickup truck early today in Huber Heights, Ohio.

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