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Posted: Feb 13, 2019

Marysville voters will decide about RFA in April

Voters will decide in a special election April 23 if they want to fund a new Regional Fire Authority. The City Council voted Monday in favor of the RFA, after Snohomish County Fire District 12 had previously. If approved, the RFA would be funded by a property tax rate of $1.45 per $1,000 of assessed value, or $435 annually for a $300,000 home.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 6:24:38 AM - SOURCE: Marysville Globe
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Posted: Feb 13, 2019

Voters back taxes for Newman Lake Fire and Spokane County Fire District 8

Voters approved three tax measures for the Newman Lake Fire and Rescue, Spokane County Fire Protection District 8 and the Orchard Prairie School District in Tuesday’s special election. More than 81 percent of voters approved a replacement levy for Newman Lake Fire and Rescue. The ballot measure replaces an emergency medical services levy that’s expiring at the end of 2019.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 12:19:13 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
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Posted: Feb 13, 2019

Town Meeting to be asked to delay Massachusetts fire chief's retirement

As 2020 looms on the horizon, a request to extend the fire chief’s tenure has surfaced. Fire Chief Ed Bradley turns 64 on April 12, and figured he would be shown the door a year later, per state law that mandates police and fire chiefs’ retirement at age 65. He said Town Manager Melissa Arrighi asked him to stay on for another two years to help facilitate a seamless transition to a new fire chief.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Wicked Local Plymouth
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Posted: Feb 13, 2019

Attorney: City illegally scrubbed Connecticut firefighter candidate over medical marijuana use

James Bulerin III has dreamt of following in his father’s footprints and becoming a city firefighter. But city officials have dashed those dreams because Bulerin has a medical marijuana card and tested positive for the drug. “The city has disqualified him from being a firefighter which is a clear violation of the state law,” said Bulerin’s lawyer, Thomas Bucci, who this week filed a discrimination lawsuit against the city on his client’s behalf.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Connecticut Post
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Posted: Feb 13, 2019

Service dogs helping to detect cancer in Arkansas firefighters

VIDEO: Firefighters work to save our lives every day. Now, they need help fighting for theirs as they battle more than just fires. According to Dr. Arny Ferrando, a professor at UAMS, firefighters are nearly five times more likely to develop cancer than the average American. The area around their throat where they wear protective hoods, is a breeding spot for carcinogens.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTHV-TV 11
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