Emergency Vehicles & Operations News

  • Experts Discuss High-Tech Apparatus

    On average, 5,650 apparatus are purchased each year that include some form of electronic computer controls, according to FAMA.

    News • August 2nd, 2010

  • Lightning Sets Georgia Church on Fire

    SPALDING COUNTY, Ga. -- A Spalding County congregation spent Wednesday cleaning up after a lightning strike set their church on fire. Lightning hit the McDonough Road Baptist Church as intense storms passed through Griffin on Monday night.

    News • July 15th, 2010

  • Speed Bumps Slow Responses in Ore.

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Portland city auditor said speed bumps are one of the reasons Portland Fire and Rescue is not always meeting its response goal. The audit released Wednesday says the fire marshal should be involved in...

    News • July 8th, 2010

  • N.H. Public Safety Building Damaged After Hit by Ladder Truck

    WOLFEBORO, N.H. -- The public safety building in Wolfeboro suffered significant damage Tuesday morning when it was struck by the fire department’s ladder truck. The truck hit a building column, and part of the bay area collapsed, firefighters...

    News • July 6th, 2010

  • Colo. FD to test GPS Apparatus Warning

    DENVER -- Smart phones and in-car GPS units may soon notify people of an approaching emergency vehicle before a siren is ever heard. It's technology a Denver company is developing and preparing to test with West Metro's...

    News • July 2nd, 2010

  • Electrical Fault Blamed for Seattle Engine's Pumping Failure at Fatal Fire

    A faulty electronic pad caused a Seattle fire engine not to pump water out on a fatal fire.

    News • June 25th, 2010

  • Pa. Bridge Closure Forces Temporary Relocation of Fire Apparatus

    Jun. 22--Despite the temporary closure of the Main Street bridge in Amity Township, residents should see no change in the Monarch Fire Company's response times, fire Chief Brian D. Gabel said Monday. The fire company has moved three trucks to a...

    News • June 22nd, 2010

  • Equipment Stolen From Miami Engine

    MIAMI -- A man burglarized a fire truck parked outside a Miami grocery store Wednesday morning, stealing equipment worth thousands of dollars, according to Miami Fire Rescue.

    News • June 17th, 2010

  • Fla. Pays FF's Fatal Crash Ticket Fight

    TAVARES, Fla. -- Lake County has agreed to spend money for a lawyer to fight a firefighter's traffic ticket. The firefighter was involved in a fatal crash on Florida's Turnpike on Christmas Day 2009. The crash has...

    News • June 2nd, 2010

  • Blaze Tears Through Ore. Firehouse

    CLOVERDALE, Ore. --  A four-alarm blaze ripped through a fire station and two businesses in the coastal town of Cloverdale, fire crews said. Tillamook Fire District Fire Marshal Rueben Descloux said about 100 firefighters and responders...

    News • May 28th, 2010

  • Three Hurt in Seattle Ambulance Crash

    SEATTLE -- A van crashed into a Seattle Fire Department Medic One unit in south Seattle Monday afternoon, reported KIRO 7 Eyewitness News. The crash happened shortly after noon at Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and South...

    News • May 18th, 2010

  • SUV, Fire Truck Collide in Indianapolis

    INDIANAPOLIS --  A woman and two firefighters were injured Monday in a wreck between a Beech Grove fire truck and an SUV. The crash happened just after 4 p.m. at the intersection of Troy and Perkins avenues. The fire truck, with its light...

    News • May 4th, 2010

  • Fla. Firefighter Hurt in Tanker Crash

    BUNNELL, Fla. -- A Flagler County firefighter suffered a broken wrist and had to be taken to Flagler Hospital after the tanker truck he was driving overturned in Bunnell on Sunday. The man's identity was not released...

    News • April 26th, 2010

  • New Green Technology to Be Unveiled at FDIC

    At the 2010 Fire Department Instructors Conference in Indianapolis this week, two manufacturers will introduce emergency apparatus with technology designed to help keep the atmosphere clean and save fuel.HME Ahrens-Fox will introduce the nation’s...

    News • April 20th, 2010

  • Four Mass. FFs Injured in Crash

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass. --  Four Framingham firefighters were hurt when their fire engine veered off the road Saturday morning, tipping over and crashing into a pole before coming to rest upright in the front yard of a home.

    News • April 10th, 2010