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Posted: Sep 21, 2017

Several RVs burn in early morning fire in Federal Way

Multiple RV's were gutted early Thursday morning in Federal Way as firefighters worked to extinguish a fire that broke out along Pacific Highway S. At about 3 a.m., South King Fire and Rescue crews responded to S. 373rd St. and Pacific Highway S. to find three to four RV's on fire. They put out the fire before it spread to large garage nearby, but the RV's were heavily damaged.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2017 5:45:51 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: Sep 21, 2017

UL FSRI Enlists Firefighters in 'Close Your Door' Campaign

Close the Door campaign

UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (UL FSRI) recently launched a national program aimed at enlisting fire service professionals in its “Close Before You Doze” campaign, which educates consumers about the importance of closing doors inside their home at night.  

Close Before You Doze Slam Video from UL FSRI on Vimeo.

UL FSRI research reveals that during a fire in the home closed doors serve as valuable barriers against fire, decreasing the levels of smoke, heat, flames and CO, providing trapped occupants with better chances of survival while waiting for first responders. People once had an average of 17 minutes to escape a burning home after the activation of a smoke detector. Today, that time has dropped to three minutes or less, mostly because of open floor plans and synthetic materials used to build and furnish homes, which burn more quickly than traditional materials.

To help fire departments share this important message UL FSRI has developed a portal with materials they can download and share with schools and others in the community. Fire professionals can access the portal at

As part of the program, UL FSRI established a $100,000 national fund to help departments pay for printing of the materials. Fire departments can order the materials they need from the portal and FSRI will subsidize the first $250 of materials and shipping costs.

“Beyond the life-saving work fire service professionals do every day in fighting fires they are the most important educators in teaching the public how to protect against fire. We think ‘close your door’ should be an important part of their message,” said Steve Kerber, Director UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute. “Research clearly proves to us that when people go to sleep at night closed doors in all rooms in the house could help save their lives in the event of a fire.”

Close Before You Doze from UL FSRI on Vimeo.

About UL
UL solves the safety, security, and sustainability challenges of the 21st century. We empower trust and enable the safe adoption of innovation. To do this, UL tests, inspects, audits, certifies, verifies claims, advises and trains as well as provides software solutions. Around the world, our employees share a common passion for our public mission to promote safe working and living environments for all people. Our public charity, Underwriters Laboratories Inc., conducts independent research, community outreach, standards development and safety education. To learn more about us, visit

UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute is dedicated to increasing firefighter knowledge to reduce injuries and deaths in the fire service and in the communities they serve. Working in partnership with the fire service, research departments and agencies, UL FSRI executes cutting-edge firefighter research and

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Posted: Sep 21, 2017

Fire forces Ephrata family out of home

A Wednesday morning fire at a home on Basin Street displaced an Ephrata family. The fire broke out in the basement of a home in 400 block at around 10. Ephrata fire crews along with Grant County Fire District 13 raced to the scene to knock out the flames, "We had a small fire downstairs, crews were quick to respond, it was a personal contents fire," said Ephrata Deputy Fire Chief Anthony Graaff.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2017 3:13:53 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
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Posted: Sep 21, 2017

One dead in crash involving Kentucky fire truck; 4 firefighters injured

PHOTOS - One person is dead in a crash involving a car and a Louisville Fire & Rescue fire truck. The crash happened on Algonquin Parkway near McCloskey Avenue about 8:45 a.m. Thursday. Louisville Metro Police spokesman Dwight Mitchell says the fire truck was headed to an emergency with lights and sirens, when it collided with a green car.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDRB-TV Louisville
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Posted: Sep 21, 2017

Pennsylvania fire chief recounts past flood response efforts at U.S. Senate hearing

Wilkes-Barre Fire Chief Jay Delaney testified Wednesday in Washington about why he believes Congress should fully fund two key agencies and invest in weather-related surveillance tools. Delaney, who is also the city’s emergency management coordinator, was one of four panelists to make recommendations to the U.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Citizens' Voice
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