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Posted: Jul 21, 2017

Update: Crews dealing with increasing costs, burial grounds in Bateman Island Fire

It's been burning for nearly a week, and we learned today that the fire on Bateman Island is racking up a hefty bill. We can't give you an exact number, but Richland Fire Chief Tom Huntington estimates fighting this fire has cost close to $100,000. But unlike most wildfires that are funded by state or federal agencies, because Bateman Island is part of Richland city property, the bill for this fire is falling on the city's lap.
- PUB DATE: 7/21/2017 12:42:10 AM - SOURCE: NBCRightNow.com
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Posted: Jul 21, 2017

Backlash over hiring outsider as New Hampshire fire chief

Recently retired Rochester Fire Chief Norm Sanborn says he can’t stay silent about his shock and displeasure that a longtime colleague wasn’t chosen to replace him. The city announced this week that Bedford Deputy Fire Chief Mark Klose will succeed Sanborn as the head of the Rochester Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 7/21/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Fosters.com
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Posted: Jul 21, 2017

Wildland firefighter was a scholar and standout athlete, but fate and the forest still took his life

Fresh from a two-day break in his first season as a wildland firefighter, Trenton Johnson was about to begin his first initial attack on a fire when disaster struck. The 19-year-old Missoula man had just finished a two-week deployment mopping up a fire in Utah for Grayback Forestry Inc., an Oregon-based business with a firefighting contract to the U.
- PUB DATE: 7/21/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPVI-TV NBC 6
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Posted: Jul 21, 2017

Video shows fisticuffs at fire scene in New York town

A 40-year member of the Jamesport Fire Department was temporarily suspended and could face departmental charges for his role in a fight that broke out at a fire scene July 3. Tom Brady, 65, a former chair of the Jamesport Fire District board of commissioners, says he wasn’t the aggressor in the fight, which was caught on video by a Riverhead Town employee.
- PUB DATE: 7/21/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Suffolk Times
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Posted: Jul 21, 2017

Evolving construction putting firefighters in greater danger

Firefighting is an evolving career and adapting is essential when someone's life depends on it. Construction has changed. Buildings are now more efficient and eco-friendly. That is great for many community members, but most people don't realize it puts firefighters in much more danger. "If you look at the traditional woods, mill wood, lumber, things they used to build houses with, and then they would fill in the gaps with plaster, with lath materials to make it insulated.
- PUB DATE: 7/21/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSAT-TV ABC 12 San Antonio
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