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Police: Indiana EMT Dies After Ambulance Driver Allegedly Fell Asleep

An EMT in Indiana has died, after the driver of the ambulance they were in allegedly fell asleep and crashed into another vehicle, according to CBS affiliate WTTV-TV. The crash happened on U.S. 31, near State Road 218 around 3:45 a.m. Monday.

Peterborough (Canada) Fire Apparatus to Use Blue Lights

The red and orange flashes on Peterborough Fire Service’s vehicles will eventually be accompanied by new blue lights.Those lights, say fire Chief Chris Snetsinger, will increase visibility and decrease accidents.

RDO Equipment Co. Awards Grants to Six South Dakota VFDs

RDO Equipment Co. announces six South Dakota volunteer fire departments are the recipients of grants through a special Volunteer Fire Department focus of its Community Builder program, a unique initiative supported by the Offutt Family Foundation and open to employees of R.D. Offutt Company, the parent company of RDO Equipment Co.

Harford (MD) First County-Owned Ambulance Goes into Service

Harford County's first county-owned ambulance went into service at 7 a.m. Sunday, and its crew handled their first call shortly before 8 a.m., according to the Harford County government. County Executive Barry Glassman was on hand, and he announced over the county's emergency radio system that he was " commencing our county's EMS surge unit initiative" and placing two ambulances into service.

Pacolet Station (SC) Fire Department Received $5,000 Fire Equipment Grant

The Pacolet Station Fire Department is one of 40 fire departments awarded Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade grants this year. The department will receive $5,000 to help fund equipment needs, specifically thermal imaging cameras.

Wilmington (DE) Fire Apparatus Ready for Replacement

The Wilmington Fire Department wants to replace its aging fleet of firefighting vehicles, an expensive process administrators hope to begin well before the situation becomes desperate. The city's apparatus are working without complaint but a majority have passed the 10-year standard for replacement, according to the fire chief.

Indiana EMT Killed in Ambulance Crash

One EMT dead after being partially ejected in ambulance crash and rollover.

Explosion, Fire at Oklahoma Drilling Rig

Five people are missing after a fiery explosion ripped through an eastern Oklahoma drilling rig Monday morning, sending plumes of black smoke into the air and leaving a derrick crumpled on the ground, an emergency official said.

Aurora Fire Truck Rolls Off Roadway To Avoid Collision

AURORA, Mo. -- An Aurora Rural Fire Protection District fire engine flipped off a roadway Saturday afternoon to avoid a collision with another vehicle. Truck 2441 was responding to a non-emergency outdoor fire when a vehicle allegedly pulled out in front of the fire engine, according to the Facebook post from the district.

Fire truck maker HME ramps up ahead of growing demand

WYOMING - As more municipal fire truck fleets exceed their life expectancies, that's good news for one West Michigan-based manufacturer of heavy duty truck chassis and fire apparatuses. Roughly three out of five fire trucks have been in service for more than a decade, which has HME Inc.


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