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Posted: Nov 5, 2015

Seattle neighbors rally around 'Holiday House' after fire

Neighbors in a Seattle neighborhood say they want to help after fire damaged a house known for spreading holiday cheer. Two people were inside a home in the 4200 block of Latona when a fire started Tuesday afternoon. The couple inside escaped, but one of their pets perished in the fire. The home stands out on the street in the Wallingford neighborhood.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: king 5
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Posted: Nov 5, 2015

Fire Truck Photo of the Day-Seagrave Pumpers

Seagrave—Sanborn (NY) Fire Company, two pumpers. Marauder II cabs and chassis; Cummins ISL 450-hp engines.

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Posted: Nov 4, 2015

Plan to install security cameras at Vashon Island Fire Department draws criticism

The Vashon Island Fire & Rescue Board of Commissioners voted last week to install a roughly $15,000 security surveillance camera system, but commissioner candidate Brigitte Schran-Brown and firefighters who are part of the local union were quick to call for a second look at the project. Schran-Brown says her call for reconsideration comes mostly because the cameras are to be installed inside the vehicle and maintenance bays where staff members work, not simply outside, and that installing them raises both financial and morale concerns at the district, which faces challenges in both areas.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2015 1:14:58 PM - SOURCE: Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
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Posted: Nov 4, 2015

Plan to install security cameras at Vashon Island Fire Department draws criticism

The Vashon Island Fire & Rescue Board of Commissioners voted last week to install a roughly $15,000 security surveillance camera system, but commissioner candidate Brigitte Schran-Brown and firefighters who are part of the local union were quick to call for a second look at the project. Schran-Brown says her call for reconsideration comes mostly because the cameras are to be installed inside the vehicle and maintenance bays where staff members work, not simply outside, and that installing them raises both financial and morale concerns at the district, which faces challenges in both areas.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2015 1:14:58 PM - SOURCE: Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
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Posted: Nov 4, 2015

Mustache Battle: Oak Harbor police, firefighters face off in friendly competition

Oak Harbor firefighters and police officers battled Friday night to see who could grow the most manly of male adornments — the mustache. The men had one month to turn bare skin and testosterone into luxurious lip warmers. This year, firefighter Paul Schroer took top honors for “Best Mustache” with a simple, smooth dark caterpillar.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2015 1:10:15 PM - SOURCE: Whidbey News-Times
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