Specialty Vehicles

California Braces for Mudslides

The storm prompted evacuation warnings earlier Tuesday near Santa Cruz and disrupted power across the state.

Posted Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Weather System Fixed Near Medevac Crash Site

A county airport weather system has been repaired after it was not working when a medical helicopter crashed in South Carolina, killing three crew members.

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009

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NTSB: South Carolina Medevac Lacked Safety Features

A medical helicopter that crashed in South Carolina last month, killing three crew members, lacked safety features recommended by experts, a federal official said Thursday.

Posted Thursday, October 8, 2009

Virginia Medevac Service Seeks Help

Nightingale plans to exchange its 23-year-old aircraft for a new helicopter in 2011 at a cost of $7 million.

Posted Wednesday, October 7, 2009

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South Carolina Medical Helicopter Crash Kills Three

The crash occurred more than seven months after a four-day public hearing into the safety of air ambulance flights. One day before the crash, the NTSB issued 21 recommendations to help improve safety.

Posted Sunday, September 27, 2009

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10 Die in Southeast Floodwaters

Most deaths were from drowning when cars were swept off roadways. Authorities released a 15-minute 911 call of a storm victim's last moments. Seydi Burciaga, 39, screamed to a dispatcher as water rose to her neck. The dispatcher advised her to try to break a window, but she couldn't.

Posted Tuesday, September 22, 2009

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Seagrave Truck POD System

This truck and POD system was built by Seagrave (fire and specialty apparatus manufacturer). The special PODS are loaded and unloaded like custom container and refuse trucks.

Posted Sunday, September 20, 2009

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Woman Rescued from Remote Maryland Trail

U.S Park Police and members of the Montgomery County Fire Department worked together on Sunday to rescue a woman who was injured in a remote area of Great Falls.

Posted Monday, September 7, 2009

Iowa Medical Helicopter Hit by Fire Truck

A medical helicopter responding to an accident in southeast Iowa has been grounded after it was hit by a fire truck.

Posted Tuesday, September 1, 2009


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