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Posted: May 12, 2021

Wisconsin fire departments refurbishing vintage fire trucks

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Both the West Bend and Town of Sheboygan fire departments recently added new vintage fire trucks to their fleets. The West Bend Fire Department recently refurbished a 1929 Model Ford A fire truck. According to the fire department, they believe it was originally owned by the Germantown Fire Department and then purchased by the West Bend FD in the 1940s.
- PUB DATE: 5/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTMJ-TV NBC 4 Milwaukee
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Posted: May 12, 2021

New York firefighter fired for testing positive for marijuana wants his job back

Scott Martin, a 12-year veteran with the Buffalo Fire Department, was fired from his job earlier this year because he tested positive for marijuana. Martin doesn't deny using marijuana. The 37-year-old firefighter who served with the Air Force in Iraq and Afghanistan said he is a certified medical marijuana patient who uses cannabis to treat post-traumatic stress disorder and back pain and that cannabis has greatly improved his health and well-being.
- PUB DATE: 5/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Buffalo News
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Posted: May 12, 2021

One found dead in fire at senior housing facility in Seattle’s Lower Queen Anne neighborhood

Fire crews found one person dead in a blaze at a five-story senior housing building in Seattle’s Lower Queen Anne neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, fire officials said. Fire crews responded to the blaze in the 300 block of West Roy Street around 3:15 p.m., the Seattle Fire Department said on Twitter. A few minutes later, the department reported the fire had been extinguished and had been contained to one apartment unit.
- PUB DATE: 5/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Seattle Times - Metered Site
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Posted: May 12, 2021

One person treated for smoke inhalation after house fire in Vancouver

Firefighters say one person was forced out of their home after a fire on Tuesday afternoon in central Vancouver. At around 12:15 p.m., fire crews were dispatched to the report of a structure fire at 9312 Northeast 11th Street. The first engine arrived four minutes after the call went out and reported fire coming from a bedroom window at the back of a single-story home.
- PUB DATE: 5/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPTV FOX 12 Portland
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Posted: May 12, 2021

Homeless camp to be cleared from Seattle's Capitol Hill after series of fires

The city of Seattle will be clearing out a homeless camp on Seattle's Capitol Hill after a series of fires broke out there. Campers at Broadway Hill Park have been ordered to move out by Wednesday. The city's Parks and Recreation Department posted notices at the park on Monday. City officials say they had to take action after 10 fires broke out at the encampment over the past six months.
- PUB DATE: 5/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
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