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Posted: Sep 20, 2017

Lynden City Council approves firefighter contract through 2021

The City Council on Monday approved a four-year contract extension that affects 13 full-time city firefighters, starting Jan. 1, 2018. Local 106 of the International Association of Firefighters was the bargaining agent. Firefighter base pay in 2017 for someone who has put in at least four years is $73,725 annually, and that will go up 4 percent for each of the four years of the contract through 2021, according to the full packet of information provided to council.
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2017 6:43:48 PM - SOURCE: Lyndentribune
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Posted: Sep 20, 2017

New East Fairmont (WV) Fire Station Planned

Fairmont City Council passed an ordinance allowing the city to purchase property to construct a new east Fairmont fire station during last week's meeting. The current East Side fire station, located on Morgantown Avenue, is lacking the needed facilities, according to City Manager Robin Gomez, and a new station is greatly needed.
Fairmont Fire Chief Ed Simmons said that the department's current station on East Side may have been ideal decades ago, but the city needs an additional fire station that can adapt to the times.

"It's very inadequate," Simmons said. "There was a study done a few years ago, and one of the main priorities was the lack of infrastructure there required for modern fire equipment. It could barely fit a fire engine. The newer fire engines are taller. At that station, we have a very difficult time finding fire engines that can even fit into the station... I have literally inches on each side to get one of these apparatuses in there. It's just not safe."

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Posted: Sep 20, 2017

A Look at Renovated Plum Creek (IN) Fire Station

For decades, a small fire station nestled in the Plum Creek neighborhood served the town’s north quadrant with volunteer firefighters rushing to gather the equipment stored there when an emergency arose.
Deputy Fire Chief Bob Patterson served as manager of the project that added four bedrooms with male and female bathrooms, each featuring showers, an additional bathroom with shower, a great room with reclining chairs and a large flat-screen TV and a full kitchen with separate dining area.
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Posted: Sep 20, 2017

Littleton (MA) Firefighter Seriously Injured After Fall from Fire Apparatus

A firefighter from Littleton is in serious but stable condition after he injured his neck while on the job. Firefighter Scott Holt fell from a fire engine while "performing routine tasks" inside the department's temporary headquarters" on Saturday, officials said. He was treated immediately at the station and then taken to Worcester Hospital.
A fund has been opened by friends to help Holt and his family during his recovery. Those that wish to donate can do so at the Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union under “The Scott Holt Fund.”
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Posted: Sep 20, 2017

Gallatin (TN) Fire Department to Purchase New Fire Apparatus

As the City of Gallatin Fire Department's Rescue 1 fire truck returned to the station Tuesday morning just after 9, the crew explained that the last call had been their third call of the morning. Fire Chief Victor Williams explained that the truck was the department's second busiest truck, responding to only six less calls last year than Engine 1.
Fire Chief Victor Williams explained that the truck was the department's second busiest truck, responding to only six less calls last year than Engine 1. With recent mechanical issues, the city has invested funds into keeping up maintenance, and last night, the Gallatin City Council voted to appropriate $398,255 for the purchase of a new truck.
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