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Posted: Sep 22, 2017

Fire destroys home north of Kendall

Fire destroyed a home north of Kendall early Thursday. Chief Jerry DeBruin of Whatcom County Fire District 14 said the double-wide mobile home was a total loss in the 3:18 a.m. fire at 8657 Valley Court, east of Kendall Road. “The back bedroom window had broken and flames were shooting out” when firefighters arrived, DeBruin said.
- PUB DATE: 9/22/2017 2:01:51 AM - SOURCE: Bellingham Herald
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Posted: Sep 22, 2017

Former New York fire chief files suit against city

Former Canandaigua Fire Chief Mark Marentette has filed a complaint against the City of Canandaigua, saying his constitutional right to a fair hearing was violated. The suit seeks compensatory and punitive damages that include compensation for the loss of reputation and back and future pay. Marentette, who was terminated from his position in April, is also seeking reinstatement as Fire Chief.
- PUB DATE: 9/22/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: RochesterFirst.com
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Posted: Sep 22, 2017

Fired Rhode Island firefighter testifies he’s victim of retaliation

A fired East Greenwich firefighter testified Wednesday that he learned of his termination during an emotional late-night call from his brother. James Perry said he was in bed when his brother, William Perry, called his cellphone around 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 19. “He said, ‘I got an email you were terminated tonight,’” James Perry said.
- PUB DATE: 9/22/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Providence Journal
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Posted: Sep 22, 2017

California county fire union backs opposition to public safety tax

San Bernardino County Fire’s union has put undisclosed sums of money into the campaign opposing the city’s proposed half-cent sales tax for public safety, the Daily Press has learned. The contribution by Professional Firefighters Union, Local 935 — confirmed recently by the organization’s president and by the taxpayer group leading the anti-effort — forges a potentially awkward dynamic moving forward since the union represents one of two reported agency benefactors of the November ballot measure.
- PUB DATE: 9/22/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Daily Press
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Posted: Sep 22, 2017

Family plans to sue FDNY for refusing to acknowledge that firefighter died in line of duty in 1935

Eight decades after a New York City firefighter's death, his family says the Fire Department needs to finally acknowledge his sacrifice — and they're ready to take their case to court. Firefighter Thomas O'Brien responded to a two-alarm blaze on W. 26th St. in October 1935. He returned to Engine Company 3, and was found dead in his bed at the W.
- PUB DATE: 9/22/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NY Daily News
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