Emergency Vehicles & Operations News

  • Responders Urged to Stop Distracted Driving

    With radios, sirens, lights, onboard computers, GPS locators, license plate scanners, you name it, there's little wonder that responders are distracted.

    News • October 1st, 2010

  • Water Issues Factored in Destruction of Fla. Home

    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- Firefighters had trouble putting out a massive early-morning fire at a million-dollar Windermere home Monday, because the closest fire hydrant was a half-mile away. Firefighters had to make 17 trips to the 5,000-square-foot...

    News • September 21st, 2010

  • Ga. Firefighters Remember Engine Lost to Flood

    POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. -- It was one of the most memorable images of metro-Atlanta's historic flood of 2009. CBS Atlanta's Sky Eye captured footage of a burning home in Powder Springs. The house was surrounded by floodwater, and a nearby fire truck sat...

    News • September 16th, 2010

  • Florida Department Donates Vehicles to School

    Local high school students who want to become the next generation of firefighters and paramedics will now be getting a better education, thanks to the Jacksonville Fire-Rescue Department. The department has donated a fire truck and an ambulance to...

    News • September 14th, 2010

  • Detroit Fire Truck Collides With Car

    DETROIT -- A Detroit fire truck and a car crashed Tuesday afternoon on the city's east side. The crash happened around 1:30 p.m. on the corner of Edsel Ford and Van Dyke Avenue. Officials confirmed...

    News • September 1st, 2010

  • 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