The Memphis, Tenn., Fire Department has taken delivery of a 100-foot straight stick, rear-mount aluminum ladder built by Pierce. It's mounted on a Pierce Arrow XT cab and chassis powered by a Detroit Diesel 500-hp engine.
Cuero Fire Department's chief and members are responding to allegations in a letter that outdated equipment is being used, favoritism is practiced and firefighters respond to calls with alcohol on their breath. The chief denies all the allegations.
The nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) announces a new stipend program for U.S. and Canadian fire departments looking to conduct home fire sprinkler demonstrations within their communities.