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Posted: Oct 17, 2018

Pittsburgh Council postpones vote on mandatory fire sprinklers in high-rises

Pittsburgh’s fire sprinkler bill is on hold again after more than a dozen residents complained Tuesday to City Council that costs and the inconvenience of retrofitting older buildings would be “astronomical.” “We can buy our own fire truck with a ladder that can reach as high as our top floor for what it would cost us to do this,” said Ted Goldberg, an owner in the Park Mansion co-op building in Oakland.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
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Posted: Oct 17, 2018

Virginia firefighter lost leg in crash that killed colleague during Tropical Storm Michael

While Virginia firefighters are mourning the loss of one of their own in a fatal crash, the injuries of another are just now coming to light. Lt. Brad Clark died Thursday while responding to an emergency call as the remains of Tropical Storm Michael swept over Central Virginia. The 43-year-old firefighter was killed when a tractor-trailer struck the fire truck Clark and three colleagues were standing outside of on the shoulder of I-295.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTKR Channel 3 News
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Posted: Oct 17, 2018

Fate of California volunteer fire department comes down to 24 signatures

Whether the Julian Cuyamaca Fire Protection District will dissolve and be taken over by the county comes down to a couple dozen signatures. On Tuesday morning, 615 signatures of registered voters who live in the district were submitted during a rare “protest hearing” at a meeting of the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO).
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: San Diego Union-Tribune
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Posted: Oct 17, 2018

Dallas Fire-Rescue's chief named sole finalist for gig at Texas A&M

After a little more than two years on the job, Dallas Fire-Rescue Chief David Coatney appears to be headed for the exit. Coatney on Tuesday was named the sole finalist to become director of the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, also known as TEEX. State law requires the university and Coatney — who officials say energized the Dallas department and made major strides in promoting safety measures — wait 21 days before making the deal official.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Dallas Morning News
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Posted: Oct 17, 2018

Colorado firefighter leaving Mexican hospital with the help of Congressman

Army veteran and Lafayette firefighter Lt. Jason Oliver took off for Cancun last week to celebrate his anniversary with his wife Maigan. Just three days into their weeklong tropical vacation, however, Jason Oliver was confined to a Mexican hospital bed rather than a poolside cabana. Trained as paramedic firefighter, Oliver said he began to notice some troubling neurological symptoms Friday and was taken by ambulance to the local hospital for a checkup.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Times-Call
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