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Posted: Sep 25, 2018

Sunnyside Fire Department receives FEMA grant

The Sunnyside Fire Department has been awarded a $170,000 FEMA grant to purchase new self-contained breathing apparatus for its personnel. According to Fire Chief Kenny Anderson, the new equipment, 24 apparatus, will bring the department one step closer to meeting its safety needs. “It brings us up to enter-operability,” he said.
- PUB DATE: 9/25/2018 4:33:00 AM - SOURCE: Sunnyside Sun News
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Posted: Sep 25, 2018

Video: 5 Station Features from F.I.E.R.O. Fire Station Design Symposium

 

Photos of past chiefs in the station conference room and power to PPE racks are a couple of Chris Mc Loone's favorite fire station design features from the F.I.E.R.O. Fire Station Design Symposium.

For more fire station videos, visit: https://fireapparatusmagazine.brightcovegallery.com/category/videos/the-station.

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Posted: Sep 25, 2018

Elderly man found alive inside building 5 days after D.C. apartment fire

An elderly man was found alive and apparently with a "sense of humor" inside of a D.C. senior apartment building five days after a fire broke out causing more than 100 residents to be displaced. The man has been identified as 74-year-old Raymond Holton, according to sources. Crews hired to evaluate the safety of the structure located Holton Monday morning sitting inside of his apartment in the building that caught on fire last Wednesday.
- PUB DATE: 9/25/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WUSA-TV 9 DC
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Posted: Sep 25, 2018

Column: Scientists studying turnout gear for fluorinated chemicals

An independent study is being conducted on turnout gear after initial samples tested positive for fluorine. According to a press release, University of Notre Dame Experimental Nuclear Physics Professor Graham Peaslee is testing new and used personal protective gear issued through the 2000s for the presence of perfluorinated alkyl substances (PFASs), which have been linked to various forms of cancer.
- PUB DATE: 9/25/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: FireRescue1.com
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Posted: Sep 25, 2018

Asotin County EMS reach is stretching agency budgets

The mounting costs of providing emergency medical services in rural Asotin County could lead to a new EMS levy proposal in places such as Anatone, Cloverland and the Snake River corridor. At Monday’s Asotin County Commission meeting, Lewiston Fire Chief Travis Myklebust and Asotin County Fire Chief Noel Hardin said first responders are getting more calls to areas outside the boundaries of the Asotin County Fire District.
- PUB DATE: 9/25/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Lewiston Tribune
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