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  • Command Post: On the Road, Again

    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

    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...

  • Fallen Air Tanker Crew Members Remembered

    Posted: July 10th, 2012

    Four Charlotte-based airmen who died July 1 in the crash of a tanker plane battling a wildfire in South Dakota were remembered Tuesday morning.

  • Four Dead After Firefighting Plane Crashes in S.D.

    The Charlotte Observer, N.C.
    Posted: July 3rd, 2012

    Air National Guard Lt. Col. Paul Mikeal, Senior Master Sgt. Robert Cannon, Maj. Joe McCormick and Maj. Ryan Scott David killed after their C-130 crashed Sunday night in South Dakota's Black Hills.

  • New Deliveries 7/12

    Posted: July 1st, 2012

    THE LUTHERVILLE FIRE COMPANY in Baltimore County, MD, has taken delivery of a Pierce pumper built on a Pierce Arrow XT chassis powered by a 500-hp Detroit Diesel engine. Components include a 1,500-gpm Hale Qmax pump, 1,000-gallon UPF Poly Tank IIE tank, Kussmaul Auto-Eject, PS6 seats and Whelen LED scene and emergency lighting. Indicate 2XX on...

  • Apparatus Road Test

    Posted: May 1st, 2012

    It’s not often one gets to drive a fire apparatus on a NASCAR-based test track, but some 300 invited guests got to do that when Rosenbauer unveiled its Commander cab and chassis at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. Four prototypes were made available for testing by fire service professionals who were asked to critique the apparatus. Company...

  • Dedication

    Posted: February 1st, 2012

    This month’s Firehouse ® is dedicated to Lieutenant Timothy Oliveira, 53, of Salisbury, MA, Fire Rescue, who died in the line of duty, July 2011; and to Firefighter Jeffery Alan Cocke, 59, of the Altavista, VA, Fire Department; Firefighter/EMT Timothy R. White, 50, of the Cedar Lake, IN, Fire Department; Firefighter Trampus Haskvitz, 23, of the South Dakota Wildland Fire Suppression Division in Rapid City, SD; Lieutenant Larry Gale Nelson, 61, of the Val Verde County Rural Fire...