Emergency Vehicles & Operations News

  • Responding Colo. Chief Hurt in Crash

    DENVER -- A battalion chief for the South Metro Fire Department was injured in a car crash while responding to a fire in Englewood Saturday morning. The crash happened at S. Logan Street and E. Jefferson Avenue. The...

    News • August 21st, 2010

  • Responding Pa. Fire Vehicle Crashes

    UPPER ALLEN TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- An emergency vehicle was involved in a crash in Upper Allen Township, Cumberland County, Monday while responding to a fire. The crash happened Monday morning at the intersection of South...

    News • August 17th, 2010

  • Ind. FD Defends Out-of-State Truck Bid

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The Wayne Township Fire Department is defending its selection of a Michigan company in a $225,696 bid for a new fire truck, even though a Tipton company bid $35,000 less. Wayne Township Fire Chief Larry...

    News • August 10th, 2010

  • Missouri Ambulance Crash Hurts Four

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Police said four people were taken to a hospital with minor injuries after a Kansas City Fire Department ambulance collided with a minivan in south Kansas City. Investigators said the ambulance was not on a call at the time of...

    News • August 9th, 2010

  • 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