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Posted: Nov 17, 2017

Chehalis Fire Department Warns of Possible Scam

The Chehalis Fire Department is warning area residents about a group soliciting money using the department’s name without its permission. Chief Ken Cardinale told The Chronicle Thursday that the group, linked to website beasafecommunity.org, contacted a firefighter and used that person’s name on a flyer, which he said made the group’s solicitation for donations seem as if it was coming from the fire department.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2017 3:18:32 AM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
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Posted: Nov 17, 2017

New Marysville firefighters hired, others receive awards

The Marysville Fire District swore in seven new full-timers Wednesday and also gave out some awards. Firefighter/paramedic Joseph Kendrick joins after more than 10 years of experience. Firefighter/paramedic Hunter Day previously served as a firefighter in Arlington and elsewhere. Sean Anderson, Thomas Fitchett, Scott Cloudy, Katie Hereth and Michael Work are firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2017 2:37:25 AM - SOURCE: Arlington Times
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Posted: Nov 16, 2017

Vancouver's improved, modern Fire Stations 1 and 2 to open in January

Every detail of Vancouver’s new Fire Station 1 and 2 has been planned to increase efficiency and ensure the stations will better serve the community. “These stations are designed to meet our current and future service needs as well as address our diverse workforce safety and operational needs for the foreseeable future,” Vancouver Deputy Fire Chief Doug Koellermeier said.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2017 8:56:32 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
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