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Posted: Jan 17, 2019

Fire districts in Lake Stevens, Monroe could merge in 2020

Two more Snohomish County fire districts are talking about merging. They are District 8 in Lake Stevens and District 7, which is based in Monroe and also serves Clearview, Maltby and much of unincorporated Snohomish south of the Snohomish River. Together, the two agencies could provide fire protection and emergency medical services to about 160,000 people over 141 square miles.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2019 5:53:11 AM - SOURCE: Everett Herald
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Posted: Jan 17, 2019

Riverside School District says it's time to cleanup 98-acre forest land to reduce fire risks

The wildfires that have choked the summer air with smoke the past few years have caught the attention of the Riverside School District, which is moving forward with a new forest management plan for the 97 acres of trees on the 186-acre school campus on U.S. Highway 2 at Deer Park Milan Road. The forest has been getting hit by Western pine beetles, which are killing some trees, said lead groundskeeper Rob Foster.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2019 5:19:30 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
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Posted: Jan 17, 2019

New York senator honors hero firefighter John Heller on Senate floor

VIDEO: A former Oneonta firefighter who died after rescuing his fiancé and nephews from a burning apartment in December was recognized by the New York State Senate on Tuesday. State Senator Jim Seward honored John Heller with a special New York State Senate Resolution. He was granted the state senate’s Liberty Medal, the highest honor given by the New York State Senate.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: 12 NEWS WBNG
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Posted: Jan 17, 2019

Critical incident intervention for first responders bill signed into law in Massachusetts

VIDEO: Governor Charlie Baker signed Senate Bill 2633 on Wednesday to make sure first responders aren't penalized for seeking counseling after a traumatic experience. Under the new law, crisis intervention services will be required at police and fire stations across the state. Critical incident stress management teams will help first responders who are coping with psychological stress or trauma.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WWLP.com
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Posted: Jan 17, 2019

Three Washington firefighters hospitalized after encountering bug bombs in apartment

Three Spokane Valley Fire Fighters were hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after being exposed to chemicals from bug bombs. The firefighters were responding to a fire alarm around 1 p.m. at Central Park Condominiums near South Eastern Road and East Sixth Avenue. When firefighters arrived, they saw no fire or smoke, but saw an overturned wheelchair and crawled through a window to find if someone was in the apartment, said Greg Rodgers, spokesman for the Spokane Valley Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Spokesman Review
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