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Posted: Aug 14, 2018

Pilot survives as Fire Boss plane goes down in Ferry County

A Fire Boss plane went down in Ferry County this afternoon while fighting one of the 70 fires that sparked east of the Cascades after the lightning storms and winds Saturday. According to the Department of National Resources, the aircraft’s engine failed while fighting a fire, forcing the pilot to leave the fire line and making a hard landing on a logging road.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2018 6:42:39 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
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Posted: Aug 14, 2018

Chehalis Council Approves Emergency Resolution Related to Asbestos in Fire Station

The Chehalis City Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday allowing acting City Manager Glenn Schaffer to expedite the process of paying for work related to the removal of asbestos from the fire station. The resolution allows the city to enter into contracts with firms hired to test for and remove asbestos found Aug.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2018 12:30:19 PM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
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Posted: Aug 14, 2018

Clark County, Yacolt public safety mentor and guide retires after 47 years

It’s the end of an era in Yacolt as longtime public safety leader Tom McDowell has officially stepped away from his post at Clark County Fire District 13 and North Country EMS. Most recently assistant chief for the two agencies, McDowell has been a part of the town and surrounding region’s fire and medical response services for nearly five decades, serving as chief for much of that time until his July 31 retirement.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2018 1:42:13 AM - SOURCE: The Reflector.com
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Posted: Aug 14, 2018

North Carolina firefighter dies after rescuing person trapped in trench

A veteran firefighter with the Orange Rural Fire Department died at the main station in downtown Hillsborough on Monday after helping to rescue a person trapped in a trench. Hillsborough Mayor Tom Stevens identified the firefighter as Assistant Chief Jeff Holden, who had been with the department since 2001.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Herald Sun
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Posted: Aug 14, 2018

Florida firefighters rescued after live power line falls on fire engine

Rescue crews freed three Miramar firefighters late Monday after they became trapped when a live power line fell on their fire engine, authorities said. Jose A. Gregorisch, a spokesman for the Miramar Fire-Rescue Department, said the fire engine struck a low-hanging power line in the 9000 block of Miramar Parkway as the engine left the station on a call.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPLG-TV ABC Local10.com - Miami & Fort Lauderdale
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