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Posted: Mar 22, 2019

City seeks to overturn Nebraska firefighter's $1.2M jury verdict, calling damages 'excessive'

The city of Lincoln is asking a judge to throw out the jury’s $1.2 million verdict in favor of a Lincoln firefighter, in part because of how jurors arrived at the amount. Last month, at the end of a two-week trial, a federal jury in Omaha awarded Troy Hurd, a Lincoln fire captain, $1,177,815.43 for retaliation after he reported discrimination against a female firefighter trainee born in Iraq.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Journal Star
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Posted: Mar 22, 2019

‘It makes me nervous,’ Whatcom fire chief says after NOAA spring forecast released

Start stocking up on the eye drops and particulate masks, and if you haven’t installed an air filter or air conditioner yet, it may be time to start saving up — the Pacific Northwest wildfire season could be a doozy. Following on the heels of two historically bad fire seasons in 2017 and 2018, conditions could be ripe for wildfires before the summer even arrives, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s 2019 U.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Bellingham Herald
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Posted: Mar 22, 2019

Everett paper recycling warehouse burns

PHOTO: A paper recycling warehouse suffered significant smoke and water damage when a fire broke out in the building Thursday night. An employee at the Fibres International warehouse noticed smoke and flames coming from a bale of newspaper and cardboard around 6:30 p.m. and called 911. Firefighters from several neighboring cities, as well as from Paine Field and Boeing arrived to find light smoke coming from the building in the 2600 block of 94th Street SW.
- PUB DATE: 3/21/2019 9:50:40 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: Mar 21, 2019

Livingston Parish (LA) Company Credited With Putting Out Days-Long Blaze In Texas

US Fire Pump specializes in firefighting equipment that protects the public and first responders while limiting structural damage in large scale fires. The company has more than 190 years of experience in designing, engineering and manufacturing fire service products.

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Posted: Mar 21, 2019

18-acre Lewis County brush fire threatens home near Randle

Firefighters are working to setup fire lines around the perimeter of a brush fire that threatened a home near Randle. The fire broke out at 3:15 P.M. Wednesday. It's burned approximately 18 crews off Old Barn Road, according to Randle Fire & EMS/Lewis County Fire Protection District #14. The fire is approximately 5 percent contained, a spokeswoman for the Washington Department of Natural Resources told KOMO News on Thursday morning.
- PUB DATE: 3/21/2019 12:35:42 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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