The Cove Creek (NC) Fire Department had outgrown its small rescue truck built on a Chevrolet chassis that carried a 350- gpm pump and 300 gallons of water and decided to replace it with a true heavy rescue with no pump and no water. "We needed a larger truck that could carry all the extrication and rescue tools we needed," says Cove Creek's chief Terry Combs, "and we changed our strategy and decided not to carry any water.
The Moncure (NC) Volunteer Fire Department wanted to replace two older vehicles in its fleet, 1990 and 1998 pumpers, with a new pumper and tanker to make its fleet more flexible. Moncure has a mostly rural fire district of 77 square miles with some heavy industry that includes two brick plants, a plywood plant, a chemical facility, and a medium-density fiberboard plant.
I've been outsmarted by a rodent. Unfortunately, this is not the first time it's happened, I regret to say. We live in the eastern foothills of the Tucson Mountains, very near Saguaro National Park West. A couple of weeks ago I heard a scratching in the attic above our bedroom.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".