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  • Seven Firefighters Injured by Lightning Strike in Vermont

    The Keene Sentinel, N.H.
    Posted: July 3rd, 2014

    Firefighters at a two-alarm house fire in Guilford were struck by lightning at the scene. All were transported to a local hospital. None of the injuries were thought to be life-threatening.

  • Kimtek Skids Fit New Yamaha Viking UTVs

    Press Release
    Posted: January 15th, 2014

    In its new lineup of larger side-by-side utility vehicles, Yamaha Motor Corporation has introduced the 2014 Yamaha Viking, a new UTV model that readily accommodates the Kimtek® MEDLITE Transport skid units. The Viking FI 4X4 and the FI 4X4 EPS UTVs each have a cargo bed capacity of 600 pounds, ideally suited to carry the MEDLITE Transport unit with attendant, patient, and gear. With its modular, slide-in design and numerous adaptability features, Kimtek's MEDLITE Transport skid unit can...

  • Scuttlebutt 2/13

    Posted: February 1st, 2013

    Emergency Preparedness Conference The City of Dryden, the Canadian Red Cross and the Canadian Ministry of Natural Resources will be hosting the Northwest Response Forum from April 9 to 11 at the Dryden Regional Cultural & Training Centre in Dryden, Ontario, Canada. The conference will have a series of plenary sessions, expert presentations...

  • Smeal Delivers Custom Pumper to Newport

    Press Release
    Posted: March 1st, 2012

    THE CITY OF NEWPORT, VT, FIRE DEPARTMENT has taken delivery of a Smeal custom pumper built on a Spartan Metro Star chassis powered by a 350-hp Cummins ISC engine with an Allison 3000EVS transmission. The unit is equipped with a 1,500-gpm Waterous pump, 1,000-gallon poly tank and eight-kilowatt Onan generator. 

  • KME Delivers Custom Pumper

    Press Release
    Posted: January 25th, 2012

    THE RANDOLPH, VT, FIRE DEPARTMENT has taken delivery of a KME custom pumper built on a KME Predator MFD chassis. Components include a 475-hp Maxxforce 13 engine, Allison 4000EVS transmission, 1,250-gpm Waterous pump, 500-gallon poly water tank, 50-gallon foam cell, FoamPro Power refill system, Elkhart foam eductor, Federal Signal camera system...

  • Armed Man Tries to Hijack Vermont Fire Truck

    Posted: September 22nd, 2011

    An armed man attempted to hijack a Lincoln fire truck after crews responded to the scene of a crash he was involved in Wednesday afternoon, according to The Burlington Free Press.Crews responded to the one-vehicle crash shortly before 3 p.m. on Ripton Road.Police later found that the driver, Michael Frnolo, had been driving the 1989 Toyota 4Runner at the time of the crash and fled on foot while his two passengers remained at the scene.

  • Vt. Firefighter's Workers' Comp. Claim Denied

    Story by wptz.com
    Posted: July 6th, 2011

    COLCHESTER, Vt. -- The Colchester Volunteer Fire Department is speaking out over a workers' comp denial for one of its firefighters, saying the state law has a loophole that could endanger other volunteers. Volunteer firefighter Jason Stech was working on improvements to the fire station last month when he fell and shattered his ankle. Stech filed for workers compensation, but the insurance company denied his claim, saying it was not covered under the state's definition of "line of...

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