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Posted: Nov 14, 2019

1 seriously injured in West Richland fire on Van Giesen Street, official says

One person was seriously injured in a two-alarm fire on Van Giesen Street in West Richland Thursday afternoon, according to Chief Bill Whealan with Benton County Fire District 4. Firefighters responded to a burning mobile home South 39th Avenue and Van Giesen Street across the street from the West Richland Police Department around 12:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2019 3:30:26 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
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Posted: Nov 14, 2019

Follow-up: City orders Ballard retail building to be demolished after fire

A commercial building destroyed in a three-alarm fire last month in Ballard is being demolished, under orders from the city of Seattle. The fire caused about $3 million in damage and destroyed four businesses - Kitchen n’ Things, La Isla, Supercuts, and Coleman Jeweler. A fifth business, the Pho Vietnamese restaurant, was heavily damaged.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2019 1:46:39 AM - SOURCE: KOMO News 1000 AM and 97.7 FM. Seattle
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Posted: Nov 14, 2019

Father, daughter make history with Philadelphia Fire Department

Jeffery and Daynese Stowe of Roxborough will be the first African-American father and daughter to actively serve as firefighters at the same time in the history of the Philadelphia Fire Department. Daynese was scheduled to graduate from the Philadelphia Fire Academy on Wednesday. The same day, Jeffery, who is the Deputy Chief Aide for the Philadelphia Fire Department, will celebrate his 30th anniversary of being a firefighter.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Philadelphia Tribune
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Posted: Nov 14, 2019

New York: Minimum staffing battle ends between Watertown and fire union

Watertown officials say it's the end to the long drawn out battle between the city and its fire union over minimum staffing. City Manager Rick Finn says the rule that forced the fire department to sometimes work with fewer than 15 firefighters was rescinded last week. Watertown has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in an unsuccessful attempt to get rid of a minimum staffing agreement between the city and its firefighters union.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WWNY-TV CBS 7 Carthage
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Posted: Nov 14, 2019

Firefighters, paramedics in Virginia balk at revised leave plan; council delays vote

City Council is giving Winchester’s Human Resources Department an extra month to address concerns raised by career firefighters and paramedics over proposed changes to the city’s vacation and sick leave policies. “This is one of those issues ... that could be a game changer for us,” Winchester Fire and Rescue Chief William Garrett told council at its meeting Tuesday night.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Winchester Star - Metered Site
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