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Paramedics began transporting a critically ill 5-month-old aboard the rig because an ambulance was unavailable; the boy didn't survive
The fire department lost its primary fire truck in the blaze, which was likely started by an electrical short in the cab of the rig
The fire chief said students in the program may one day work for his department, so he said the donation will pay off by providing the best possible training
One firefighter claimed the seatbelt alarms were too loud and threatened to go to the media; that rig was sent to a different station and another firefighter suspended
An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire; no one was injured in the fire
Alex Thomason, a personal injury lawyer, bought a $5,000 rig from a local station and took a four-hour "mini" firefighting course
Justin Greco, 33, also hit the front end of a sheriff's vehicle and nearly struck a firefighter before coming to a stop
The federal funds will help replace 37-year-old ladder truck
The rig was en route to a grass fire when it collided with a car; no serious injuries were reported.
Years of budget cutbacks mean the fleet has grown dangerously old, union officials say, and breakdowns are frequent
The company added new features and improved existing ones
Repurposing rigs for fire-service duty can be a great cost savings, but they require great care to make sure they are safe for firefighting.
Specialty-use vehicles can slip across the line of not being classified as emergency vehicles; here's what to know about these units.
All firefighters have been treated and released from the hospital; a section of the road gave way as the rig passed over an area with a culvert
The new board is designed for incident command situations.
At triple the capacity of its former tender, the new rig will haul water across the 780-square-mile jurisdiction.
The hose hit a vehicle and stalled traffic; a semi-truck lost control and turned over on an interstate
Six people on the bus and four firefighters were taken to local hospitals with varying injuries
Masive aerials, no LDH hoses and six-person rigs were some of the interesting concepts on display at Interschutz.
Many fire history buffs may recognize the Hayes Truck, but here's a look at the man who brought the aerial rig to life.