Archive for December 9th, 2021

Decatur Fire Department news

Excerpts from

Members of Decatur Firefighters Local 505 shopped with local kids for the annual Shop with a Fireman effort. The firefighter’s union shopped with 19 Decatur kids at Walmart North on Wednesday night.

Last year, members weren’t able to shop with kids because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers said they were happy to be able to shop with the kids once again.

The money used to shop for the kids comes from Local 505 members.

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Pierce eye candy … Central County Fire Rescue

From RB:

Here is the Last Dash CF. Central County Fire Rescue FPD 1 OF 3 Engines
Truck specially painted and graphics for all Veterans and Military branches.
Jim Johnson President of Pierce talking about truck
last Pierce Dash CF PUC fire engine built
Today, the 80th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor, is a great opportunity to officially debut the newest addition to our fleet, the American Veteran Fire Truck by Pierce.

When local hero, Marine Lance Corporal Jared Schmitz, was killed in action on August 26 as the result of an enemy attack while supporting non-combatant evacuation operations in Kabul, Afghanistan during Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, the idea to dedicate a truck in his honor was first born. Our community is very supportive of our veterans, so we quickly knew it was not enough to dedicate a fire truck to just one man. We wanted to do something that touched the heart of every patriot in our community.

Our mission here at CCFR is “Working Together, Supporting Our Community”, and we know of no greater or more honorable way to support our community than to support the veterans who live among us. Whether they served in wartime or in peacetime, on American soil or in distant lands, every American veteran deserves the respect and appreciation of a grateful nation, regardless of political or religious affiliation. The American Veteran Fire Truck is a testament to the pride we have in our nation and the love we share for the veterans who have given so much.

We will take possession of this truck in the coming months and will invite our residents to come see it in person at its new home, CCFR firehouse #5. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peak at the American Veteran Fire Truck.

Media inquiries for the official press release and additional information and videos can be sent to

Central County Fire Rescue challenge coin

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Burbank Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-The Burbank Fire Dept.’s Engine 208, a 1959 Mack B95 750/750.
Mike Summa
Burbank Fire Dept.'s Engine 208, a 1959 Mack B95 750/750

Mike Summa photo

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