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Posted: Aug 9, 2018

4 suspicious fires in Yakima Thursday morning

Fire crews in Yakima responded to four separate fires Thursday morning, one that did more than a million dollars in damage at a warehouse. YFD says all are considered suspicious. Crews first were called out to a brush fire at the Yakima Greenway at 1:41 a.m. 911 callers said trees and brush were burning near HWY 12 and 16th Avenue.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2018 6:53:24 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV
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Posted: Aug 9, 2018

Teen was scared to jump off Moulton Falls bridge; broke 5 bones when someone pushed her, video shows

Many of us have been there at some point or another: standing nervously atop a diving board or rock, looking down into the water, trying to will ourselves to get over the fear and jump. Of course, most of the time, we’re not standing on a bridge 30 feet above a river, which is where one 16-year-old found herself in Moulton Falls, near Yacolt, Wash.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2018 6:47:08 AM - SOURCE: Bellingham Herald
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Posted: Aug 9, 2018

New Jersey fire station closings jeopardize public safety, firefighters say

State-imposed guidelines on staffing levels and scheduling are causing fire company shutdowns and creating a potential threat to public safety, according to department officials. Chief Scott Evans filed a certified affidavit in Atlantic County Superior Court that details his concerns that the state-mandated changes to the firefighter schedule, as well as department-wide reductions in staff, salaries, benefits and compensation time, are “unsafe and unreasonable” and “will not permit ACFD to efficiently provide fire protection services to the City of Atlantic City.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Press of Atlantic City
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Posted: Aug 9, 2018

Georgia firefighter found dead at station

A DeKalb County firefighter was found dead at a Stone Mountain fire station during a shift change Wednesday morning, an official confirmed to the AJC. Barry Everett, 42, a nine-year veteran of the department, was discovered about 8 a.m. at Fire Station 25 on Rockbridge Road. He was assigned to the station’s B shift, fire Capt.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSB-TV ABC 2 Atlanta
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Posted: Aug 9, 2018

Oregon Firefighters Honored for Daring House Fire Rescue

In the early morning hours of September 6, 2017, a two-alarm fire erupted blocks away from Clackamas, Oregon, Fire District #1. As flames engulfed a two-story dwelling, Heavy Rescue 305 (HR305) was first to respond. Reaching the top floor, they broke a window and deployed a personal bail-out system to lower a woman to safety as the fire flashed inside.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: International Association of Fire Chiefs
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