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Posted: May 17, 2019

Seattle Fire Foundation, community support help firefighters get new bulletproof vests

Seattle firefighters need more bulletproof vests because of growing dangers on the job. The department has gotten a few, but still needed more than 200 vests and there's no more money from the city to pay for them. But, with help from the Seattle Fire Foundation, more than $55,000 has been raised in community and corporate donations.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2019 9:04:37 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: May 16, 2019

500 firefighters at Central Washington Interagency Fire Training Academy in Gleed

Hundreds of firefighters are training in preparation for this year’s fire season. "So today is the second day of the Central Washington Interagency Fire Training Academy here in Gleed," said Miles Pollack, Assistant Fire Unit Manager, Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The annual week long training brings in 500 firefighters from multiple agencies.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2019 6:54:16 PM - SOURCE: NBC Right Now
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Posted: May 16, 2019

Washington firefighters prepare for busy fireworks season

Firework season is coming up fast here in Washington. To help keep people safe, firefighters around the state got some training Thursday in inspecting and handling fireworks. Firefighters were given demonstrations to see how improperly handled fireworks can quickly lead to trouble. “The public is going to know when they get to these stands that they're getting a product that they can use, that is safe for their families," Deputy State Fire Marshal Kevin Hoff said.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2019 5:21:41 PM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
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