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  • Industry News 11/12

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    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...


  • For the Record 11/12

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    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...


  • Command Post: On the Road, Again

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    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

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    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...


  • Rekindles 9/12

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    Posted: September 1st, 2012

    HACKENSACK, NJ: SEPT. 1, 1912 – A large, seven-passenger touring car, valued at $5,000 and belonging to a wealthy real estate broker, was destroyed by fire during the evening. The car stalled and when the driver attempted to re-start the engine, it backfired and ignited the gasoline. The fire department arrived at the scene and extinguished...


  • Four-Alarm Fire Destroys Iowa City Historic Building

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    Posted: September 1st, 2012

    On Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, a four-alarm fire destroyed one historic building and severely damaged another in downtown Iowa City, IA. That the fire was controlled and extinguished with fire spread to only one other building was fortunate considering how close the buildings were to one another. Also, the fact that no firefighters were injured...


  • New Deliveries 8/12

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    Posted: August 1st, 2012

    TAMARAC, FL, FIRE RESCUE has taken delivery of an E-ONE HP 78 Sidestacker aerial built on an E-ONE Typhoon chassis. Components include a 450-hp Cummins ISL engine, Allison 3000EVS transmission, 1,500-gpm Hale Qmax pump, 500-gallon tank and six-kilowatt Smart Power generator. Indicate 2XX on the Reader Service Card.   THE HAMTRAMCK, MI...