Menu

WFC News

Posted: Aug 16, 2019

Auburn residents escape burning home

A smoke alarm alerted two residents in time to escape their burning home on Auburn’s West Hill Thursday afternoon. According to the Valley Regional Fire Authority and South King Fire and Rescue, the mid-afternoon fire heavily damaged the home at 321st and 58th and burned three cars. As of 4 p.m., two cats were reported missing.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 1:42:03 AM - SOURCE: Auburn Reporter
Read more
Posted: Aug 16, 2019

Firefighters Union Pushes Back as California City Moves Toward Reducing Health Care Benefits

The Sacramento city firefighters union has gone public with its frustration over contract talks that are at a near impasse. The contract expired eight months ago and the union says the city wants to eliminate or reduce health care and benefits for current and retired firefighters. “It’s disheartening, that’s really what it is,” said union spokesperson Roberto Padilla.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTXL-TV FOX 40 Sacramento
Read more
Posted: Aug 16, 2019

North Carolina firefighters using research to understand work-related cancer risks

The risk for firefighters is far greater than you might think. That risk may not be seen until years after the fire is out. The loss of one of their brothers to work-related cancer is just one of the reasons the Durham Fire Department is trying to change that. “There are a lot more chemicals being given off during the fires that what we saw 15 or 20 years ago when things were more natural fibers so it’s just a lot dirtier fire that’s become a leading exposure to a lot more chemicals that we never saw in the past,” said Battalion Chief Wayne Cheek.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WNCN-TV CBS 17 Raleigh
Read more
Posted: Aug 16, 2019

First responders around Texas to sign flags, deliver them to first responders in El Paso

There's a travelling effort to honor first responders in El Paso in the wake of the mass shooting which killed 22 people. A pair of flags are going to be making their way through Texas and are being signed by first responders. Floresville is just the first stop of a statewide tour where two different Texas flags will be getting signatures.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KABB-TV FOX 29 San Antonio
Read more
Posted: Aug 16, 2019

4-year-old forgoes presents, raises thousands for Minnesota fire department

Kaden Kummala turns 5 at the end of August, but he’s not asking for presents. “I just want people to give me money so I can give it to the firefighters,” he told his dad. With help from his parents, Kyle and Katie Kummala, the Ramsey 4-year-old is raising funds for the Anoka-Champlin Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Hometown Source - Metered Site
Read more
RSS
12345678910Last

Search News Articles