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Posted: Sep 19, 2019

Firefighters in northeastern New York city understaffed, launch campaign

VIDEO: There are signs up throughout Plattsburgh calling for “A Stand on Safety.” They’re being put up by the local firefighters union. With the ability to respond within minutes, the Plattsburgh City firefighters are constantly poised and ready to respond. While they can arrive quickly, they might not come fully prepared.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPTZ-TV NBC 5 Plattsburgh
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Posted: Sep 18, 2019

Wildfire risk score prepares homes for wildfire season

There's a new way to assess wildfire risk and Yakima County is at the top of the danger zone. CoreLogic created what's called a Wildfire Risk Score. With this score insurance companies and homeowners can know the risk their properties are at during wildfire season. When calculating this score, several factories go into play.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2019 6:40:02 PM - SOURCE: NBCRightNow.com
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Posted: Sep 18, 2019

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife plans controlled burns on wildlife areas in Eastern Washington

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will perform controlled burns on its public lands this fall to reduce the risk of wildfire; improve habitat for animals such as deer, elk, and bighorn sheep; and improve public safety. WDFW manages one million acres of public lands and operates the state’s only prescribed fire management teams.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2019 5:31:49 PM - SOURCE: Fish and Wildlife
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Posted: Sep 18, 2019

Sales tax bump in Okanogan County would fund emergency communications

Okanogan County voters will be asked on the Nov. 5 general election ballot to approve a tax meant to upgrade emergency communication systems and facilities. The Okanogan County Sheriff's Office explains the need for the tax by detailing the current state of the system used by fire, emergency management services, and police first responders in Okanogan County.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2019 1:05:23 PM - SOURCE: Grand Coulee Star
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Posted: Sep 18, 2019

Crews respond to outbuilding fire in Washougal

A fire destroyed a large detached garage in Washougal late Wednesday morning. Camas-Washougal Fire Department crews were dispatched at 11 a.m. to 3300 block of G Street for a report of a structure fire. The first fire crew to arrive reported that there was smoke billowing from the side of an outbuilding, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2019 12:49:08 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
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