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  • Grinnell Mutual Announces Fire Prevention Award Program

    Press Release
    Posted: May 29th, 2013

    Does your local fire department promote fire prevention? If so, it may be eligible for a Life Safety Achievement Award, sponsored by the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) Fire Research & Education Foundation and Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company to recognize America’s hometown heroes. The award application is now available on Grinnell Mutual’s website, www.grinnellmutual.com . “If you can save one life, two lives, or ten lives, you’ve really made a difference...


  • Rekindles 3/13

    Article
    Posted: March 1st, 2013

    NEW YORK CITY: MARCH 3, 1913 – Four alarms were transmitted for a blazing loft building on West 53rd Street. The fire started around 11 P.M. in a cabinetmaker’s shop on the fifth floor. Fed by strong winds and large amounts of stored wood and fabrics, the fire spread upward quickly. The sudden cold spell chilling the city also affected...


  • For the Record 11/12

    Article
    Posted: November 1st, 2012

    Marion Body Works President Dies in Crash James M. Simpson, 51, the president and chief executive officer of Marion Body Works, was killed in a motor vehicle crash on Oct. 4. Simpson had been president and chief executive officer of the WI-based maker of fire and rescue apparatus for the past several years, sharing the control of the family...


  • Industry News 11/12

    Article
    Posted: November 1st, 2012

    KME and sales representative Bulldog Fire Apparatus have been awarded an order for three 109-foot AerialCat rear-mount ladders by the Boston, MA, Fire Department. The aerials will join the 10 KME pumpers and two rescues already in service in Boston. The apparatus will be built on KME Predator Severe Service chassis with a 475-hp engine, automatic traction control, engine brake and transmission retarder. Also, KME and sales representative NAFECO have received an order from the Atlanta, GA...


  • Command Post: On the Road, Again

    Article
    Posted: October 1st, 2012

    Let me start by saying that my son-in-law recently told me about attending a Bob Dylan concert. We discussed the man’s music and the lyrics of a number of his songs. I spoke of one of my favorite lines from his work that tells us “The Times They Are A-Changin’ ” – a snippet of musical history that will always remain right and...


  • On the Road Again for the 2013 FIRE Act Roadtrip

    Article
    Posted: September 15th, 2012

    Let me start by saying that my son-in-law made it to a Bob Dylan concert back in September.  We discussed the man's music and the lyrics of a number of his songs.  I spoke of one of my favorite lines from his work which tells us that, "… the times they are a changing." My friends this little snippet of musical history will always remain right...