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Posted: Nov 16, 2017

Here's why you can't buy Christmas trees from Richland firefighters this year

For members of Richland’s firefighter union, Christmas is a little less joyful. Officials with Local 1052 said it would no longer sell Christmas trees as a community fundraiser. “We’re in a bit of a dull mood today,” officials said on Richland Fire & Emergency Services’ Facebook page when it announced the news.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2017 12:49:30 PM - SOURCE: Mid-Columbia Tri-City Herald
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Posted: Nov 16, 2017

Police, firefighters in Lake Forest Park train to help victims of active shooter

The recent mass shootings at a church in Sugarland Springs, Texas and a country music concert in Las Vegas prove it can happen anywhere. “We know that something like this is going to happen sooner or later in one of our communities,” said Battalion Chief Douglas Knight with the Northshore Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2017 9:11:55 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
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Posted: Nov 16, 2017

Man rescued after tumbling over 20-foot embankment in Olympia

A man who fell down a steep embankment is recovering after a dramatic rescue overnight in Olympia. The incident unfolded late Wednesday near the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Cooper Point Road, the Olympia Fire Department says. A man lost his balance near the edge of a 20-foot retaining wall and plunged over the side.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2017 8:36:46 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: Nov 16, 2017

Fire Department's New 'Vision Zero' Truck

The new engine, one of eight that will be deployed in the city, is ten inches shorter than the old trucks it is replacing, and can make a u-turn in just 25 feet, explained Hayes-White. According to a release from Supervisor Aaron Peskin’s office, it was built to adapt to San Francisco’s evolving urban streetscape and Vision Zero goals. It also boasts a screen and cameras that give a 360-degree view to help look out for potential pedestrian, bicycle, and automobile conflicts. Deputy Chief Anthony Rivera demonstrated the screen to Streetsblog–it automatically changes view depending on whether the engine is in reverse, or has a left or right turn signal activated.

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Posted: Nov 16, 2017

Portland To Reopen Se Fire Station

A preexisting Type-2 fire rescue vehicle and a 2-person crew will operate the station.

Portland Fire and Rescue said 1,333 incidents, including 105 confirmed fires, have happened in station 23’s previous zone. There were also 16 structure fires.

Commissioner Dan Saltzman said reopening the station will better serve Portlanders.

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