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Posted: Jun 18, 2019

South Carolina: Today marks 12 years since 9 Charleston firefighters died battling furniture store fire

The Charleston Fire Department will remember the nine firefighters who died 12 years ago in a massive furniture store fire in West Ashley. The department will hold the ceremony at the Charleston 9 Memorial Park, which was built on the site of the former store, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Starting at midnight Tuesday morning, firefighters began a 24-hour watch at the park’s flagpole.
- PUB DATE: 6/18/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCSC-TV CBS 5 Charleston
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Posted: Jun 18, 2019

Substance abuse campaign in Detroit to use first responders or 'real heroes' on billboards

VIDEO: Lights, camera, action. First responders took part in a photo shoot on Monday as the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority includes them in their next billboard campaign to raise awareness about substance use. "The key of it is to make sure that the public is aware that there's a problem out there.
- PUB DATE: 6/18/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJBK-TV Fox 2 Detroit
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Posted: Jun 18, 2019

Two Massachusetts Firefighters Resign After Residency Challenged

Two newly hired firefighters resigned after Civil Service ruled they were incorrectly given a residency preference on the Civil Service exam. The Civil Service Commission called for an investigation into the matter after a bypass appeal was filed late last fall. Justin Brady had taken the exam but did not get a position with the Pittsfield Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 6/18/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Berkshires Online
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Posted: Jun 18, 2019

Years after oil trains arrived, Oregon House passes spill planning bill

The Oregon House of Representatives on Monday approved a bill to boost readiness for oil spills from trains, advancing legislation whose years-long delay revealed the strong influence of corporate money in Oregon politics. California and Washington took similar action years ago. House Bill 2209, which passed by a 56-3 vote, still needs to pass the state Senate.
- PUB DATE: 6/18/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com
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Posted: Jun 18, 2019

Fire Truck Photo of the Day-

Quassaick Bridge Fire District, New Windsor, NY, pumper. Marauder cab and chassis; Cummins L9 450-hp engine, Waterous CSU 1,750-gpm pump.

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