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Posted: Apr 14, 2021

Texas Fire Captain: Electric cars cause different hazards for firefighters

VIDEO: Electric cars are better for the environment but can pose a hazard for firefighters. El Paso Fire Department Captain Manuel Maldonado said electric cars are not necessarily more dangerous, but require a different approach when trying to put out fires caused by a crash or any accident. He said that the initial extinguishing of the fire is the same: the firefighters wear the same protective equipment to extinguish the flames, but they take one additional step after.
- PUB DATE: 4/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTSM-TV NBC 9 El Paso
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Posted: Apr 14, 2021

Appellate court says man can be retried in deaths of 3 Pittsburgh firefighters

A federal appellate court said Tuesday that prosecutors can retry a man whose conviction in the 1995 deaths of three firefighters in the East Hills was overturned. In a 19-page opinion, the three judge-panel from the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the federal retrial of Gregory Brown Jr.
- PUB DATE: 4/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: TribLive.com/Tribune-Review
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Posted: Apr 14, 2021

Firefighters conduct rescue training in memory of Ohio man

PHOTOS: When firefighters arranged to conduct search and rescue training on a vacant house in memory of Dominic “Bama” Hunt, who died in a Sylvania Township house fire in February, Mr. Hunt’s fiancée Teresa Laney wanted to be there. “We had to be here as part of the healing process,” Ms. Laney said.
- PUB DATE: 4/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Blade
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Posted: Apr 14, 2021

Manufacturing facility burned in massive fire at Port of Shelton

VIDEO: A manufacturing facility was engulfed in flames during a fire at the Port of Shelton on Tuesday night. Crews were dispatched to the commercial fire at 9:14 p.m. and took a defensive attack, according to Mason County Fire District 11. When crews arrived, flames were shooting out through the roof of the building.
- PUB DATE: 4/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
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Posted: Apr 14, 2021

Spokane Valley Fire Trains a New Crop of Tiller Drivers

It’s spring and that means it’s time to train another crop of tiller drivers. The Spokane Valley Fire Department spent a few days this week out at the Spokane International Airport taking advantage of a large concrete pad to help crews learn and practice their tiller ladder driving skills. Having an area of this size is critical for allowing new drivers to stretch and grow in their skillset without hitting anything more than a formidable number of expendable cones.
- PUB DATE: 4/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Valley Fire
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