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Posted: Aug 14, 2018

Police: 15-year-old former junior firefighter steals firetruck in Pennsylvania

A 15-year-old boy drove off in a firetruck from the Strinestown Community Fire Co. station over the weekend after walking out of a juvenile facility in Springettsbury Township and stealing a county-owned vehicle he drove to the station, officials said. It happened in the early-morning hours of Sunday, Aug.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: York Dispatch
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Posted: Aug 14, 2018

Ohio firefighter named CrossFit's fittest 50-year-old man

Cliff Musgrave been named the world’s fittest 50-year-old CrossFit athlete in the men's division. He also happens to be an Akron firefighter. "It’s a very blue collar job with structural firefighting," said Musgrave. "So being in shape certainly makes it better." Musgrave isn’t just in shape, he was named the world’s fittest 50-year-old man after competing in the year’s Reebok CrossFit Games.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKYC-TV NBC 3 Cleveland
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Posted: Aug 14, 2018

Firefighter from Utah dies battling Mendocino Complex, the largest wildfire in California

A firefighter from Utah died Monday battling the largest wildfire in recorded California history, marking the latest fatality in a fire season that has taken a grim toll on first responders. The firefighter, who was not named, was injured while working on an active portion of the Ranch fire within the massive Mendocino Complex.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Los Angeles Times
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Posted: Aug 13, 2018

Defensible space around Kennewick homes saves them from Bofer Canyon Fire

Five houses were lost in the Bofer Canyon Fire on Saturday. Many more homes were threatened but managed to still stand. The Bofer Canyon Fire moved so quickly through south Kennewick, fire crews didn't have time to make it to houses getting stuck in the path of the blaze. Fire officials said a defensible space around homes helped save several homes.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2018 8:22:34 PM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
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Posted: Aug 13, 2018

Seattle City Council says contracted ambulance workers deserve better pay

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) employed by a city contractor help and transport sick and injured people across Seattle but earn as little as $15 per hour as they respond in ambulances to incidents that can range from car crashes and psychiatric crises to strokes. They deserve more, the City Council declared Monday with a resolution that calls on Mayor Jenny Durkan’s administration to seek better wages and benefits for the EMTs.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2018 8:10:20 PM - SOURCE: Seattle Times
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