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Posted: Jan 16, 2020

Winter storm impacts Whatcom County emergency response efforts

In addition to closing schools and canceling events, the winter storm is impacting emergency response efforts in Whatcom County. The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office says the snow has slowed down the response times of Fire Service, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Medical Service. In combination with strong winds, the snow has caused many trees to fall, resulting in closed roads county-wide, with some areas still isolated.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KGMI News/Talk 790
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Posted: Jan 16, 2020

Everett Firefighters Fight Chicken Coop Fire

Everett Fire crews responded Wednesday night to a report of a residential fire in the 8500 block of Holly Drive in south Everett. A passerby reported seeing smoke and flames shortly after 6 PM. The first arriving unit determined the structure on fire was not a human residential structure but a chicken coop.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: MyEverettNews.com
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Posted: Jan 15, 2020

Bill allows preemptive Washington state mobilization for wildfires

Washington’s state mobilization plan allows the use of state resources to suppress a wildfire when a blaze goes beyond the capacities of the local fire services. HB 2228, introduced by Rep. Larry Springer (D-45), would allow preemptive use of those resources if a wildfire is expected to require them.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2020 4:53:25 PM - SOURCE: Lens
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Posted: Jan 15, 2020

New Yakima firefighters' union says city won't pay for prevention programs

In a post on Facebook, the Yakima Firefighters Association says city council has eliminated "any and all fire prevention and education." In that same post, they give stats pointing out an increase in youth fire setters as more prevention programs have disappeared. The union writes in the post that in 2008, they believe thirty-five percent of Yakima's fires may have been set by someone.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2020 11:23:23 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
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Posted: Jan 15, 2020

Yakima firefighters' union says city won't pay for prevention programs

In a post on Facebook, the Yakima Firefighters Association says city council has eliminated "any and all fire prevention and education." In that same post, they give stats pointing out an increase in youth fire setters as more prevention programs have disappeared. The union writes in the post that in 2008, they believe thirty-five percent of Yakima's fires may have been set by someone.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2020 11:23:23 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
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