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Firefighters Still Dealing With Effects Of Last Years Wildfires
Firefighters are gearing up for this year’s wildfire season. Many say they are expecting it to be even worse than last year.Last year crews battled fires across the state. Firefighters say those fires took a toll on their equipment leaving them with last year’s expenses to deal with. Chief Bruce Anthony with the Tuttle Fire Department says his department wasn’t hit particularly hard but any wildfire is going to take a toll. He says the terrain will wear on a fire apparatus quickly and being called for mutual aide sometimes means driving a distance. He says it is not uncommon to be left with a high repair bill after any wildfire but last year was not a normal year. He says it was extraordinary and so many fires means damage to equipment. Chief Anthony says smaller departments may struggle to get grants and other money making it difficult to get repairs done. He says in that case the station has to make do with what they can. Anthony says regardless every station is gearing up expecting this year to be just as bad as last. He says he is confident when that bell goes off every station, despite their size, will be ready
Posted: Thursday, July 26 2012, 10:55 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Oklahoma lawmakers applaud Altus AFB training unit
May 23, 2013 20:35 GMT
ALTUS, Okla. (AP) -- Southwestern Oklahoma lawmakers are applauding the selection of Altus Air Force Base as the first formal training unit for the Air Force's new KC-46 air refueling tanker.
Sen. Mike Schulz of Altus said Thursday that the training unit will be good for the region's economy. Schulz says the unit means new construction jobs and additional positions for maintenance and technical support.
Rep. Charles Ortega of Altus says the Altus base's selection is a positive reflection not only on the base, but on the community and the state.
The Air Force plans to buy 179 KC-46 aircraft in the first part of a three-step plan to replace existing refueling aircraft. The new aircraft will have more refueling capacity and will be more efficient.
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