Thursday, February 7, 2013
The West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department in New York state will soon receive a fire truck donated Wednesday by Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services.
A former Cobb County fire truck will have a new home in New York later this month. Officials from Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services held Wednesday morning a ceremony that saw the department donating a surplus fire engine—a 1992 Pierce Arrow Red Pumper with 177,292 miles on it—to the West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department, which is based in Howard Beach, N.Y. The fire truck donation stems from Cobb Fire’s ongoing partnership with the Georgia Chapter of the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund, which has identified a number of departments in the northeastern U.S. that lost equipment as a result of Hurricane Sandy last year. “They lost everything … their firehouse was flooded, their engines, their ambulances, their turnout gear, their…
Saturday, February 2, 2013
The donation will take place at 11 a.m. Feb. 6.
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Saturday, February 2
Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services next week will donate a surplus engine to the West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department in New York. Cobb Fire and Emergency Services has an ongoing partnership with the Georgia Chapter of the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund. The Fund has identified a number of departments in the Northeast that suffered the loss of equipment during Hurricane Sandy. One of those departments is located in West Hamilton Beach, NY. This department sustained the loss of their fire engine and currently does not have an operating truck to respond to calls for fire service delivery. The Cobb engine is a 1992 Pierce Arrow Red Pumper (Engine 34, Vehicle No. 3406) with 177,292 miles. The donation will take place at 11 a.m. …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
In light of the Connecticut school shooting, Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services offers these tips for dealing with an "active shooter situation."
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Saturday, January 5
Two high-profile mass casualty shootings in less than a month have left the country horrified and a little bit on edge. Because active shooter situations often are over within 10 to 15 minutes, before law enforcement arrives on the scene, individuals must be prepared mentally and physically to deal with an active shooter situation. RUN, HIDE, FIGHT A DHS-funded video gives tips to survive a shooter. Entitled "Run, Hide, Fight," the video depicts a fictional shooting incident at an office building and can be found on Cobb County Government websites. Cobb County Public Safety encourages its personnel to discuss these guidelines with your business or associations upon request through email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 770-852-3282. …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
The truck at Station No. 8 will be designed to handle fires from airplane accidents.
A new fire truck that will be housed at one of Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services Kennesaw stations will be able to do things that other trucks can't do. According to the Marietta Daily Journal, the truck at Station No. 8 will spray foam while moving. That feature, if needed, would allow firefighters to cover the entire runway at nearby Cobb County Airport at McCollum Field. Because of the station's proximity to the airport, the truck also will be outfitted with a 65-gallon foam tank as opposed to the 25-gallon tank that will be on two other trucks expected to be added to the department's fleet in Marietta, according to the MDJ. The three trucks will be paid for through 2011 SPLOST dollars. Each truck costs $497,000. Don’t miss any of …