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  • Hazmat Response In The Bluegrass Region

    Posted: July 1st, 2012

    Regional hazardous materials response teams were located throughout Kentucky in the late 1980s. By the end of the 1990s, however, many teams had disbanded for various reasons, leaving gaps in hazmat response. Following an infusion of money from the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management, a regional team was formed in central Kentucky in...

  • LODDs 6/12: Firefighter Line-of-Duty Deaths

    Posted: June 1st, 2012

    Ten U.S. firefighters died in the line of duty in April. Three volunteer firefighters and seven career firefighters died in nine separate incidents. One incident claimed the lives of two career firefighters. Six deaths were health related, three were the result of fireground operations and one was caused by a motor vehicle accident. CAPTAIN DAVID BAILEY , 50, of the Los Angeles County, CA, Fire Department died on April 3. Bailey suffered a medical emergency and died during physical fitness...

  • Industry News 6/12

    Posted: June 1st, 2012

    GEARGRID , specialists in wire forming and fabrication of custom retail POP display and OEM components, as well as its propriety line of GearGrid gear-storage systems for fire and rescue, athletic and equine markets, has received the 2012 Governor’s International Trade Award from Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Trade Office. The company is based in Forest Lake. One of 10 recipients honored with this year’s award, GearGrid was recognized for showing exceptional progress and...

  • Kentucky Fire Chief Dies Following Response

    Posted: April 13th, 2012

    Fire Chief John Wilkinson Jr., 44, responded to a tree fire Thursday night and died after his own firefighters responded to his residence for a medial call early Friday morning.

  • Heavy Rain Causes Ky. Roof Collapse, Six Hurt

    The Times-Tribune, Corbin, Ky.
    Posted: March 20th, 2012

    Heavy rain that began at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday following hail that landed on the roof of the Truseal building in Barbourville may have caused a piece of the roof to fall at about 8 p.m.

  • Seagrave Builds Dive/Rescue Apparatus for Louisville, KY

    Press Release
    Posted: January 24th, 2012

    Clintonville , WI: Seagrave Fire Apparatus received an order for a Seagrave dive/rescue unit from the Louisville Fire Department/Jefferson County Metro Government, Kentucky.   “Seagrave supplied over 100 fire apparatus units for Louisville since 1908. This dive/rescue unit is a good example of Seagrave’s capabilities in building apparatus with unique requirements,” said Seagrave Chairman & CEO A. Joseph Neiner. “Louisville is a long time, valued customer we have been proud to...