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Posted: Dec 4, 2020

California firefighter breaks racing record on trip to honor his father

VIDEO: It's a tradition at the Bonneville Salt Flats to spread the ashes of lost loved ones on the track. A Central California firefighter wanted to honor his father that way - and he set a racing record on the same trip. "It was a dream come true. And we didn't have any intention when we left Fresno of going after record, and we ended up having a lot more fun than we thought we were going to," said Frank Silva, Jr.
- PUB DATE: 12/4/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KGO-TV ABC 7 San Francisco
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Posted: Dec 4, 2020

Memorial procession for Kalama firefighter Alan Basso set for Dec. 11

The Longview and Kalama fire departments will hold a memorial procession for Alan Basso on Dec. 11, the agencies announced Thursday. Basso, a Kalama volunteer firefighter, port commissioner and retired Longview Fire Department lieutenant, died Nov. 27 of a heart attack shortly after handling two medical calls in Kalama.
- PUB DATE: 12/4/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Longview Daily News - Metered Site
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Posted: Dec 4, 2020

Valley Regional Fire Authority Firefighter Lars Mickelson retires

After a long career as a firefighter/EMT and technical rescue specialist, Lars Mickelson is retiring from the Valley Regional Fire Authority. His career in the fire service spans 20 years, serving first with Mountain View Fire and Rescue and then VRFA, but prior to becoming a firefighter, Mickelson worked in several capacities in the emergency medical field.
- PUB DATE: 12/4/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Auburn Reporter
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Posted: Dec 4, 2020

Spokane Valley firefighters respond to fully engulfed car fire, driver nowhere to be found

Monday night, Spokane Valley Firefighters responded to a fully engulfed car fire on eastbound I-90. According to Spokane Valley Firefighters, it happened between Sullivan and Barker. The driver of the car was nowhere to be found when Washington State Patrol arrived on the scene. Spokane Valley Firefighters want to remind people to please slow down and move over while passing an emergency scene to give first responders a safe space to work.
- PUB DATE: 12/4/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KAYU-TV FOX 28 Spokane
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Posted: Dec 4, 2020

Chelan Fire District No. 5 Adds Tower Ladder Truck to Fleet

Chelan Fire District No. 5, otherwise known as the Manson Volunteer Fire Association, recently made a new addition to its fleet with a Bronto Tower Ladder Truck. The new addition, Tower 51, is a 100' tower for firefighters to operate from a platform bucket in the air. “We have a truck in like new condition for a considerable cost savings and this is really going to serve our community well,” said Chief Arnold Baker.
- PUB DATE: 12/4/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPQ News Radio Wenatchee
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