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November 15, 2017

Miss. Sheriff Receives Donated Patrol Boat

The Warren County (Miss.) Sheriff’s Office has acquired its first all-weather patrol boat that will be used for law enforcement and search and rescue.

October 12, 2017

Houston Fire Chief Requests $10.9M for Annual Replacements

The City of Houston’s Fire Chief Samuel Pena is asking city council for $10.9 million in annual fleet replacement funding. This would be used to purchase 16 ambulances, nine fire engines, and nine ladder trucks.

July 27, 2017

Pierce Introduces High Flow Fire Apparatus

The new Pierce High Flow Industrial Apparatus is capable of flowing 5,500 gallons per minute when drafting and up to 10,000 gallons per minute when drawing from a pressurized water source.

July 19, 2017

Los Angeles County to Buy Firefighting Helicopters for $29M

Los Angeles County has authorized the purchase of two firefighting helicopters for approximately $29.43 million. The Fire Department is expected to receive two Sikorsky S70i Firehawk helicopters in December.

June 30, 2017

Ga. County’s New Pumper Helps Modernize Fire Fleet

Camden County (Ga.) Fire Rescue recently put into service a new pumper truck as part of its plan to modernize the fire rescue fleet. This is one of 17 new vehicles that have been added to the fire fleet since 2014.

June 23, 2017

San Diego Tests Air Tanker to Combat Wildfires

The City of San Diego, Calif., is testing a single engine air tanker to combat wildfires. The Fire Boss is an amphibious, fixed-wing aircraft that can carry up to 800 gallons of water.

June 22, 2017

Los Angeles FD Approved for Drones

City of Los Angeles officials approved a Fire Department (LAFD) plan to use drones, making it one of the first major metropolitan fire departments with a significant drone program.

June 18, 2017

Failure to Yield

First responders in West Lafayette, Ind., discuss what stakes are involved when drivers fail to yield to emergency vehicles. This report also includes video of close calls caused by drivers who failed to yield. Video courtesy of WLFI-TV. For the full fleet safety tip on how drivers should respond to an approaching siren, click here.

June 18, 2017

Safety Tip: When You Hear an Approaching Siren

Here’s driving-safety advice, provided by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, on how to respond to a siren coming from an approaching emergency vehicle.

May 31, 2017

N.J. City Leases Patrol Cars

Jersey City, N.J., has moved to leasing SUVs for the first time for its police officers. The city will pay just under $1 million as part of its four-year leasing agreement

May 31, 2017

Mo. City Loses Fire Trucks in Fire

The Gainesville Volunteer Fire Department lost the last of its fire trucks in a building fire. It was already running on a limited fleet after being hit by a major flood last month.

May 24, 2017

Calif. PD Receives Donated Adventure Bikes

Redondo Beach (Calif.) Police Department officers hope the Honda Africa Twin adventure motorcycles' relative agility, lighter weight, and increased suspension travel will make them suited for police work.

May 23, 2017

Ga. City Officials Question Police Replacements, Fleet Size

Columbus (Ga.) Consolidated Government officials are questioning whether police vehicle replacements can be delayed and whether the public safety fleet can be reduced.

May 17, 2017

Ohio Police Union Files Complaints About Aging Fleet

The Lorain (Ohio) police union has filed grievances over five patrol vehicle breakdowns over a two-week period, stating that the police department is providing unsafe working conditions.

May 17, 2017

Tucson Voters Approve Sales Tax for Fleet Upgrades

The Tucson Police and Fire Departments are each expected to receive $75 million for equipment upgrades and capital improvements.

May 17, 2017

Wash. FD Standardizes Fire Fleet

The Redmond (Wash.) Fire Department has standardized its fleet with 100% Pierce apparatus after adding two Pierce Velocity pumpers and a 100-foot aerial platform into service.

May 8, 2017

Calif. City Considers Raising Fees to Pay for Ambulance

The City of Vista, Calif., is considering increasing ambulance fees by $650 per ride — to $1,850 — in order to add a fourth ambulance to its fleet.

May 8, 2017

San Francisco PD Struggles with Aging Fleet

The San Francisco Police Department is asking for 154 new patrol vehicles this budget cycle to replace its aging fleet.

May 1, 2017

E-One Delivers First Metro 100 Quint to Fla. Fire Department

E-One has delivered the first Metro 100 Quint to the Sarasota County Department in Florida.

April 28, 2017

Pierce Introduces New Aerial Apparatus

Pierce Manufacturing introduced all-new Pierce Ascendant aerial apparatus configurations, including a 107-foot tandem rear axle aerial ladder, a 107-foot tractor drawn aerial, and a 110-foot single rear axle quint aerial platform.

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