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Engine #4 The Pride of Wilson

I really love a lot of things. Two of them are old fire engines and trading patches. I met a firefighter the other day from the Wilson Fire Department in CT.  I did not have a chance to get a lot of information on the department and when I looked it up on the internet I did not find much either.  The interesting part about the department is that they have a functioning  1901 Amoskeag  steam engine.  I found a little bit of information from the Connecticut Historical Society and the Connecticut Fire Museum . In the picture below: The new propeller, No. 4, extra size Amoskeag, known as the Pride of Hartford. It was the largest engine of its kind at the time. The photo was taken in front of the station at 60 Ann Street. At the throttle, Engineer John C. Moran; in rear, Assistant Engineer Charles F. Grundt; and at the wheel, Tillerman Warren A. Bingham. Photo by William G. Dudley, probably 1901. The original image is here . at the Connecticut Historical Society website. According to the

Live Fire Training Simulator for Firefighters

Automation controls are helping firefighters get the full training experience without the danger. With the ability to monitor the smoke machines, the sprinklers, the temperature in the training environment trainers can automatically shut down the system when circumstances become dangerous, something that one could not do a few years ago training in old abandoned buildings. Interviews with Frank Corregio, Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services, Rick Egelin, founder, Fireblast 451, Tom Kopanski, Siemens, Elizabeth Moran, firefighter.

Firefighting Robot

I found these pictures of a firefighting robot at Hacked Gadgets . The Brazilian company ARMTEC has created this firefighting robot. The SACI (Incidents Support Combat System) robot brings the firehose directly into the fire or sprays water or foam from 60 meters. The robot can work for 3 hours before it needs a recharge.

Firefighters Competition Ontario

Firefighters competition at Chingacousy Park in Brampton, Ontario This Photo By EyeNo On Flicker

Firefighters Competition Brampton, Ontario

Firefighters competition at Chingacousy Park in Brampton, Ontario. Keeping the muscles ready, a firefighter waits for his part in the relay to begin. This Photo by EyeNo On Flicker

Firefighters Competition Chingacousy Park in Brampton

Firefighters competition at Chingacousy Park in Brampton, Ontario. A team cheers a member on as he struggles to pull the dummy across the finish line. This Photo From EyeNo On Flicker

Firefighters Competition

Firefighters competition at Chingacousy Park in Brampton, Ontario. Two competitors at the top of the tower waiting for the hard work to begin. This Photo by EyeNo On Flicker

Firefighters Competition Slalom Course

Firefighters competition at Chingacousy Park in Brampton, Ontario. Running the slalom course with over 100 pounds of gear. This Photo by EyeNo On Flicker

Firefighters Competition Brampton

Firefighters competition at Chingacousy Park in Brampton, Ontario. A study in concentration, a member of the Brampton team watches the starter. This Photo By EyeNo On Flicker

Fire Engine Driving Experience

Have you ever wanted to drive a fire engine? Of course you have or maybe you already do but would like to drive a European model. I found this website the other day that offers driving experiences. Spend an hour with an experienced instructor and firefighter, learn how to manoeuvre, safely and quickly, around a specially laid out course including top gear main roads, roundabouts, T- junctions, slaloms, garages etc. To make things as realistic as possible the vehicle will be carrying a full equipment load and carrying 2 tons of water, plenty to go at with the hose! Locations: Lincolnshire (Manby, nr Louth). Price: £ 175.00. They also have a lot of other cool vehicle experiences like the double decker bus and a tank. If you are going to be in the UK, check it out.