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Posted: Aug 23, 2019

New club aims to help Pennsylvania students connect to public service careers

A new club at Hempfield Area High School could help bridge the gap between a lack of volunteer firefighters and a younger workforce. The Public Services Club is headed by biology teacher, volunteer firefighter and paramedic Justin Heddinger. The organization will introduce students to careers like volunteer firefighting, police work, emergency management, EMS and 911 dispatchers.
- PUB DATE: 8/23/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: TribLIVE
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Posted: Aug 23, 2019

Private fire crews assisting with fire mitigation in California

After three consecutive and horrendous years of wildfires, there is an important shift going on this year in firefighting. Cal Fire, Contra Costa Fire, Orinda-Moraga Fire, East Bay Parks, East Bay MUD, Lawrence Berkeley Lab and many others mean to keep their hills firestorm free. As we've covered the enormous brush clearing project stretching 17 miles from Berkeley to Lafayette, we could not help but notice crews wearing gear that reads 'Firestorm'.
- PUB DATE: 8/23/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVU-TV FOX 2 Oakland
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Posted: Aug 23, 2019

Warm temps, wildfire smoke possible for western Washington next week

A big change to our overall weather pattern in western Washington is forecast to happen the last week of August. For the first time in a long time, we will see a persistent easterly offshore flow which will help give us a streak of warm temperatures, as well as potentially give us some wildfire smoke.
- PUB DATE: 8/23/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING 5 News
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Posted: Aug 23, 2019

Crews extinguish fire at apparent vacant house in northwest Spokane

Spokane Fire crews were able to knock down a house fire in northwest Spokane Friday morning. The fire was reported at a home near Ash St. & Carlisle Ave around 9 a.m. Friday. Crews tell KHQ's Patrick Erickson the fire was confined to the basement of the house. The home appears to be vacant with no gas or electricity, and no one was inside at the time of the fire.
- PUB DATE: 8/23/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6 Spokane
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Posted: Aug 22, 2019

Osgood Volunteer Fire Department Receives $250,000 to Purchase Fire Apparatus

The Gilmore and Golda Reynolds Foundation has awarded $250,000 to the Osgood Volunteer Fire Department to buy a new fire truck, reports Eagle Country.

The Town of Osgood is adding in $10,000 a year to help pay off the remaining balance. The volunteer fire department will also continue fundraising until the truck is fully paid.


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