Tag Archives: Roanoke Fire-EMS Department

The First Engine I Worked on as a Paid Guy is For Sale

When I got hired at my current department I was sent to station #9 after recruit school. The first engine I rode was a 1990 KME ...nothing special, just your typical engine. Actually, it is kinda special in that it was one of the last engines in Roanoke without an enclosed cab. That was fun...when the weather was warm and dry!

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Photos: Roanoke Firefighters Battle Multi-Alarm Fire and Driver Gets Hung Up on 5″ Hose

Roanoke Firefighters battled a fire at the Days Inn near the Roanoke Civic Center today. They are still on scene hitting the hot spots. The hotel was apparently undergoing renovations. There were no guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. The fire closed down route 460 in both directions right at Williamson Road for hours. The fire even made it on CNN today.

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