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Posted: Jan 19, 2018

Ohio ambulance service revamped for quicker response times

The City of East Liverpool is getting closer to having the area’s first public-private ambulance service. This comes after several incidents where no ambulance was available for emergencies — some of which ended in tragedy. East Liverpool’s fire crew is looking forward to the department’s new additions.
- PUB DATE: 1/19/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKBN.com
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Posted: Jan 19, 2018

Signs point toward California city reactivating fire department

San Bernardino County Fire was welcomed this week to submit its second “best and final offer” to the city for handling services beyond June 30, when its contract officially expires. But elected officials were still proceeding with plans to reactivate a city-run department. Mayor Pro Tem Jim Cox was clear to temper Tuesday evening that an absolute decision had not been made, a suggestion that the Council still maintained a collective open mind to renewing a contract with County Fire.
- PUB DATE: 1/19/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Daily Press
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Posted: Jan 18, 2018

Snohomish County says failing 911 system will cost $75 million to replace

Snohomish County officials say if immediate action to fix the system that allows dispatchers to talk to fire and police and for them to talk to each other - this is what will happen when you dial 911: “Unfortunately nothing,” said Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary. City and county fire, city leaders, and dispatchers called a meeting Thursday to urge the county council to address the 19-year-old Motorola radio system.
- PUB DATE: 1/18/2018 7:53:36 PM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
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Posted: Jan 18, 2018

New Naches fire station bond brings hope to its volunteer firefighters

Next month, Yakima County voters will decide to pass or reject 10 propositions in a special election. 9 of those propositions are levies for local school districts. The last one is a bond, and its fate will affect anyone who uses Highway 12. Naches is a small town with barely 800 people. Right in the heart of it is Yakima County Fire Protection District #3, in a building that was never meant to be a fire station.
- PUB DATE: 1/18/2018 4:49:05 PM - SOURCE: NBCRightNow.com
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Posted: Jan 18, 2018

Change Order Saves Catoosa County (GA) $36,000 on Fire Apparatus Purchase

During the Jan. 2 Board of Commissioners' meeting, Fire Chief Randy Camp presented the change order request for the contract with Rosenbauer America LLC regarding the five pumper trucks. "We're requesting to accept the change orders from Rosenbauer for different body and chassis adjustments to the five pumper tankers we currently have on order," Camp said. "The change order results in a savings of $36,590. The way this came about is some things we had specified in our bid process were basically name brand items like the ladders on the back that we were able to change."
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