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Posted: Jan 18, 2019

City warned about lack of fire training 17 years before fatal blaze in Delaware

The 1997 fire at the Delaware Trust building was a wake-up call. Firefighters were confused about who was in charge and struggled to coordinate during the high-rise blaze that injured 15 of them at what is now the Residences at Rodney Square, federal investigators said in a report two years later. The feds recommended additional training.
- PUB DATE: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online)
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Posted: Jan 18, 2019

West Virginia firefighters arrested for setting county blazes 'for the excitement of it'

Four McDowell County firefighters were arrested Thursday on charges of intentionally setting fires in the War area of McDowell County. Cody Patterson, 26, James Stutson, 40, Michael Click, 28, and Brandon Short, 22, have all been charged by the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office with first-degree arson and conspiracy, according to a press release from the agency.
- PUB DATE: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Times West Virginian
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Posted: Jan 18, 2019

Injured Iowa firefighter breathing on his own

Though still in critical condition, Clinton firefighter Adam Cain now is breathing on his own and “continues to slowly improve” from a Jan. 5 explosion that killed a colleague, according to an update Thursday from the city. The 23-year-old’s ventilator was removed Wednesday, City Administrator Matt Brooke said.
- PUB DATE: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Gazette
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Posted: Jan 18, 2019

4 patients treated after suspicious package reported at California courthouse

VIDEO: Firefighters treated four patients including a sheriff's deputy at the courthouse in Santa Ana after a package was opened that made them feel ill, officials said. A sheriff's deputy opened a package on the third floor of the courthouse and several people immediately felt ill, officials said. An Orange County hazardous materials team and the bomb squad responded around 2:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ABC7.com
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Posted: Jan 18, 2019

Pennsylvania township establishes pay-per-call program for fire companies

In an effort to incentivize volunteer firefighters and encourage their continued life-saving efforts in Plymouth Township, the governing body unanimously approved a pay-per-call retention program. Active volunteer members with Plymouth Fire Co. and Harmonville Fire Co. are eligible for nominal payments for service and training provided members either respond to a minimum of 15 percent of the total number of dispatched emergency calls or attend at least 50 percent of the total weekly fire company sponsored training/drill nights.
- PUB DATE: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Times Herald
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