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Posted: Dec 13, 2018

Texas city council to consider making 4-person crew rule mandatory for fire calls

Austin City Council members on Thursday will consider an ordinance that would require most of the city’s fire vehicles to be staffed with a minimum of four people, a move decades in the making that supporters say will improve safety and efficiency at the Fire Department. The ordinance would essentially bring into law a policy that the Fire Department has already been implementing to make sure that first responders are able to act immediately during a critical fire incident.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Austin American-Statesman
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Posted: Dec 13, 2018

How suburban Illinois fire chiefs collect both pensions and paychecks

Mitch Crocetti's job pays pretty well, but his old job pays him even better. The Pingree Grove & Countryside Fire Protection District chief receives $117,500 a year in his current role, but his pension after his previous 30-year career with the Wood Dale Fire Department also pays him $124,037 annually.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Illinois Daily Herald
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Posted: Dec 12, 2018

Woman's body recovered from vehicle found in Spokane River

The Spokane Valley Traffic Unit is investigating how a vehicle wound up in the south side of the Spokane River Wednesday morning, leaving one woman dead. Spokane Valley Fire Water Rescue and the Spokane County Sheriff's Office dive team responded to the scene at the 17600 block of E. Montgomery after a caller reported seeing a vehicle in the Spokane River between Flora Rd.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 4:31:33 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
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Posted: Dec 12, 2018

North Penn Fire Company Asks Council to Cover Loan Payment

 
 

Fire company finance chairman Frank Baxter asked council, on behalf of the fire company, to consider covering this year's payment on a loan that financed upgraded radios for the fire company.  

Baxter told borough council that the fire company applied through the borough for a loan from Montgomery County to finance the purchase of 32 new digital radios for firefighters. The total loan for the fire company was $182,140 which divides into five payments of $36,428, and it's one of those five payments the fire company is asking the borough to consider covering.

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Posted: Dec 12, 2018

Fleetwood (PA) Receives Fire Equipment Through State Grant

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