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Posted: Apr 18, 2018

NE Washington Firefighters Learn About The Virtues of Bear Spray

As people prepare to spend time in the woods this spring and summer, wildlife officials are warning them to be prepared for encounters with animals, in particular, bears. Firefighters in one northeastern Washington county received a lesson this week on the virtues of bear spray. You’re more likely to run into a black bear than a grizzly bear in Washington, but it doesn’t hurt to be prepared for either, says Candace Bennett, a wildlife conflict specialist for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in Colville.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2018 5:51:08 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Public Radio
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Posted: Apr 18, 2018

Proposition 1 requests tax hike to maintain fire staffing in Lake Chelan

In less than a week, voters in the Lake Chelan area decide whether to continue staffing levels by passing Proposition 1. Steve Saugen, a fire fighter with Fire District #7 is one of 6 firefighters hired with grant funding levels that would be maintained if voters approve the levy Saugen says passage is vital to maintaining vital staffing levels for a growing community Property owners in Fire District #7 are currently taxed at 92 cents per $1,000 of assessed value.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2018 4:46:58 PM - SOURCE: KPQ-AM 560
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Posted: Apr 18, 2018

St. Johnsville (NY) Volunteer Fire Department Adds New Fire Apparatus

The new pumper is now designated Engine 1.

According to Assistant Fire Chief Alex Countryman, the new features of the apparatus include hydraulic ladder accessibility, a 1,500 gallon per minute pump capacity, 970 gallons of water on-board storage and 30 gallons of Class A foam concentrate, a better lighting package for night work and a bigger motor for negotiating the steep hills in the department’s service area.

“The addition of this new apparatus to our fleet will allow us to respond to emergencies more efficiently and safely than we have been able to in the past, with the older, outdated equipment,” Countryman said in a news release.

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Posted: Apr 18, 2018

Houston Gets Four New Pumper Fire Apparatus

The trucks were funded through the 2017 fiscal year operating and are in addition to the introduction of new engines in January, according to city officials.
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Posted: Apr 18, 2018

Merced (CA) Working to Open a New Fire Station

Response times are a major issue in a report that Chief Michael Wilkinson presented to the Merced City Council on Monday. Wilkinson said the ideal travel time to get to an emergency is four minutes, but said that staffing shortages at dispatch and lack of resources in parts of the city are delaying fire crews. "We're probably looking at six, eight, maybe even 10 minutes before the first engine arrives," Wilkinson said.
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