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Helping Save Lives for a Quarter of a Century: 25 Years of Magirus Articulated Turntable Ladders

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In 1994, the specialist firefighting company introduced the first turntable ladder with an articulated arm – a paradigm shift in turntable ladders – and one which has, quite literally, helped save numerous lives over that period. Magirus is celebrating the anniversary with an exhibition in front of the Ulm Minster in Germany, and a limited special edition of 25 articulated ladders.

Training California’s Future Wildland Firefighters

The California Conservation Corps and Edison International continue to partner on various wildfire mitigation efforts
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As the Airline Fire raged along Coalinga Hernandez Road and Airline Highway in San Benito County in early June, Paige Adam, 24, was part of the Camarillo 22 fire crew. For one week, she worked the fire, line-cutting, doing hose lays and conducting mop-up procedures in 24-hour shifts.

OnStar Donates $400,000 to First Responders

OnStar recognizes emergency responders in the U.S. with donations of $20,000 each to 20 deserving recipients
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DETROIT, October 7, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Today OnStar celebrates its 20th anniversary by giving $20,000 each to 20 public safety personnel who experienced serious physical injury or hardship that impacted their ability to perform their jobs.

Helping Save Lives in New England Communities

Imagine your local firefighters showing up to an emergency in the family minivan, sports car or farm truck.
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Having a dedicated piece of apparatus saves critical time

Imagine your local firefighters showing up to an emergency in the family minivan, sports car or farm truck.

In Readsboro, a small town of close to 800 people in Vermont, this is a reality.

As emergency calls come in, dedicated volunteer firefighters respond to potentially life or death incidents, such as brush fires, severe weather incidents and medical calls, in their private vehicles, as there is no available emergency response vehicle.

A Boots-on-the-Ground Initiative for Rural Ontario Firefighters

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MUNICIPALITY OF THAMES CENTRE, Ont. – Christmas came early this year for the 62 men and women of the Municipality of Thames Centre Fire and Emergency Services Department. Because for this group of volunteer firefighters in rural southwestern Ontario, warm feet are every bit as important as a stocking filled by Saint Nick.

Ensuring First Responders are Ready

TransCanada helps increase pipeline IQ with new International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) partnership
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Whenever they respond to an incident involving pipelines and related facilities, firefighters, paramedics and other first responders have a unique challenge – how to close off the scene of the incident and protect the public and the environment while the pipeline operator closes off the leak and prepares to clean up the site.

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