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Posted: Dec 12, 2018

2019 Fire Service Executive Development Institute Participants Selected

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) today announced the participants accepted into the seventh-year of the prestigious Fire Service Executive Development Institute (FSEDI). FSEDI is a yearlong leadership-development program developed by the IAFC to provide new and aspiring chiefs with the tools they need to have successful and productive tenures.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: International Association of Fire Chiefs
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Posted: Dec 12, 2018

North Carolina firefighters and family dodge death after explosive tractor-trailer crash, then woman pulls a gun

On Monday night, firefighters rushed to rescue a family stranded on a highway before a tractor-trailer smashed into their vehicles causing an explosion. In a bizarre incident later that night, the passenger of a car who drove through the barricade during clean-up waved a gun and ran into a firefighter.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WECT-TV Channel 6
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Posted: Dec 12, 2018

Florida firefighter used 'Magical Butter' machine to make cannabis oil in a fire station, deputies say

The Magical Butter Botanical Extractor is a mechanical device which looks similar to a coffee thermos and is marketed as a tool to infuse food with your favorite herbs. Sheriff's officials say a Hillsborough County firefighter used one to create homemade cannabis oil. Deputies were called Monday afternoon to Hillsborough Fire Station 26, a small public safety house at 5302 Thonotosassa Road, after someone found a Magical Butter machine in the workout room with marijuana in it.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Tampa Bay Times and Tampa
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Posted: Dec 12, 2018

Yakima City Council axes fire position to bolster general fund reserve

Last-minute changes to the city of Yakima’s 2019 budget left the city with nearly $200,000 to put into its depleted general fund reserve, but it came at a price. After going back and forth for months on whether the Yakima Fire Department’s public education captain position would be eliminated, the Yakima City Council’s final decision Tuesday was to make the cut and put the $160,000 in savings toward the reserve.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2018 11:39:51 PM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
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Posted: Dec 11, 2018

Tri-City fire district searches for more volunteers to staff fire stations

Fire districts across the Tri-Cities rely on volunteers. It allows districts to save money and still provide top-notch care to the community Volunteers are always needed, but you don't have to become a firefighter in order to volunteer. "I'm not a firefighter. I have no firefighter background," said Bill Leach, volunteer for Benton County Fire District #4.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2018 6:34:39 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
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