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January 10, 2018

Texas Sheriff to Purchase Used Patrol Vehicles

The San Jacinto County (Texas) Sheriff's Office is purchasing used police vehicles to replace its aged fleet — some vehicles on the road have 300,000 miles on them.

December 29, 2017

Calif. Fire Rescue Purchases $19.8M Helicopter

The San Diego (Calif.) City Council approved the purchase of a helicopter for its Fire Rescue Department, as well as the construction of a 30,000-square-foot, $12 million hangar.

December 21, 2017

L.A. County Fire Adds Two Black Hawk Helicopters to Fleet

The Los Angeles County Fire Department’s new Black Hawks will be upfitted with a 1,000-gallon water tank, extended landing gear, a medically equipped interior, and a single pilot cockpit.

December 11, 2017

Houston Approves $2M Maintenance Contract for Fire Equipment

Houston City Council approved a $2 million contract with E-One, which covers OEM replacement parts and repair services for its fire trucks over three years with two one-year options.

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.

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