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Posted: Jan 23, 2018

Clark County firefighters, paramedics taking extra flu precautions

Firefighters and paramedics in Clark County are taking extra precautions to protect themselves and you from the flu. Firefighters have to wear masks when they go into a burning building. But for the next couple of months, they're going to wear masks on every call they respond to. Clark County firefighters and paramedics are now required to wear drop isolation masks.
- PUB DATE: 1/23/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: kptv.com
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Posted: Jan 23, 2018

Yakima County District 3 firefighters trying to move on from old grocery store building

Yakima County Fire District 3 covers one of the largest zones from Naches all the way to White Pass. Fire Chief Alan Baird said that due to the large zoning area, they need equipment for house fires to water rescue and the room to store all their gear is just about full. “Fire services change. The amount of calls, the type of calls.
- PUB DATE: 1/22/2018 10:53:06 PM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
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Posted: Jan 22, 2018

Zillah volunteer firefighters hosting spaghetti dinner and silent auction

The Zillah Volunteer Firefighters will be hosting a spaghetti dinner and silent auction. Firefighters say, the event is to help raise money for volunteer firefighter Dora Gunnoe whose family was involved in a tragic accident. According to the Yakima Fire Department, Gunnoe has been serving the community as a firefighter for 11 years.
- PUB DATE: 1/22/2018 8:58:05 PM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
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Posted: Jan 22, 2018

State legislators revive debate over nuclear evacuation plans

Washington’s emergency management personnel could once again think about the unthinkable and make plans to evacuate cities ahead of a possible nuclear attack. Critics argue, however, that lifting the Reagan-era prohibition would only help bolster an “illusion” that nuclear war is winnable. A bill before the House Public Safety Committee on Monday would lift a 1984 ban the state has on creating plans to evacuate or relocate people in advance of a possible nuclear attack, a restriction that puzzled Chairman Roger Goodman, D-Kirkland.
- PUB DATE: 1/22/2018 8:34:24 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
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Posted: Jan 22, 2018

Region: Court date set for Vancouver teen accused of igniting Columbia Gorge fire

A Vancouver, Wash., teenager who is accused of setting the Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge last summer is set to appear in court for the first time next month. The fire was first reported Sept. 2, 2017 near the Eagle Creek Trail, where police say a 15-year-old boy threw a firework down a ravine during dry, hot weather.
- PUB DATE: 1/22/2018 2:37:00 PM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
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