Fire departments aim to keep their firefighters safe with new equipment

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Every time firefighters respond to a call, they can never be sure that they will return to their fire station. However, there are factors that can increase the odds of a safe conclusion to their days, such as additional firefighter training and better equipment.Fire departments that not only stay abreast of the latest in firefighting gear and technology, but also provide it for their crews, prove they place a strong value on keeping these professionals safe when they are on the job. Recently, the following three fire departments made headlines for their efforts to create a stronger firefighting force in the areas they are dedicated to protecting:

New fire truck means new capabilities
In North Carolina, the Holly Ridge Fire Department became the recent recipient of a new fire truck valued at $250,000, the Jacksonville Daily News reported. The ladder truck came free of charge through the state’s Forestry Service…

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