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Posted: Dec 12, 2018

HME Ahrens-Fox on the Job in New Hampshire

Photos and Description Courtesy of Jim Topham, Lakes Region Fire Apparatus, Inc.

12/08/18 Barnstead Fire Rescue responded to a report of building fire on 1044 Beauty Hill Rd. Arriving companies found a 1½ story wood frame house with the first floor well involved in fire. A first alarm response was requested bringing mutual aid from surrounding towns. Barnstead 6 Engine 1, their brand new HME Ahrens-Fox pumper was first on the scene and BFD personnel made an aggressive interior search and attack. They immediately found the family dog and removed it from the building but efforts to revive the dog were unsuccessful. It took approximately an hour to bring the fire under control and the home suffered significant damage.

Other communities assisting Barnstead Fire Rescue were: Gilmanton, Alton, Strafford, Pittsfield, Belmont, Belmont, Loudon, Epsom, Hooksett, Northwood, Gilford, New Durham, Tri Town Ambulance, Frisbee EMS.

Other HME Ahrens-Fox on the scene were:

  • Barnstead Fire Rescue 3000 gallon tanker
  • Gilmanton FD Pumper Tanker
  • Strafford Fire Rescue Pumper Tanker
  • Northwood Fire Dept., Pumper
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Posted: Dec 12, 2018

Family of five escape early morning house fire in Yakima

Firefighters say no one is hurt after a family's home in Yakima caught fire early Wednesday morning. Crews with the Yakima Fire Department (YFD) were called to the 800 block of S. 4th Ave. around 5:30 a.m. to find flames at the home. Firefighters said the smoke alarm alerted the family of five and everyone inside the burning home was able to get out safely.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 11:17:38 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
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Posted: Dec 12, 2018

Grand Coulee fire and ambulance service recognized

The Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire Department/Ambulance Service and the Grand Coulee Police Department members and spouses met Saturday night to honor and thank them for their service to the area. The year's activities were recounted, good teamwork the three departments had enjoyed and the fact all the departments had not had any injuries were reported this year.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 10:41:58 AM - SOURCE: Grand Coulee Star
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Posted: Dec 12, 2018

Connecticut city's firefighters win injunction against statewide union

A Connecticut Superior Court judge has ruled in favor of a local firefighters union saying it effectively disaffiliated in 2016 from the Uniformed Professional Firefighters Association of Connecticut. The city firefighters’ union, Local 825, filed a four-count lawsuit in March alleging a breach of fiduciary duty against the UPFFA, which represents the state’s fire departments.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Greenwich Time
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Posted: Dec 12, 2018

Retiring Cal Fire chief: State must adapt to new wildfire norm

California's increasingly deadly and destructive wildfires have become so unpredictable that government officials should consider banning home construction in vulnerable areas, the state's top firefighter says. Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Director Ken Pimlott will leave his job Friday after 30 years with the agency.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Santa Rosa Press Democrat
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