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Posted: Aug 26, 2015

Spokane firefighters will continue to answer medical calls in SUVs

SUVs will continue to respond to some medical emergencies in Spokane, according to an agreement announced Monday between the city and the firefighters union. The agreement follows a vote by the City Council last month that required the Alternative Response Units to be staffed by two people instead of one.
- PUB DATE: 8/26/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Spokesman Review - metered site
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Posted: Aug 26, 2015

9/11 ‘Dust Lady’ succumbs to cancer

The dust-covered 9/11 survivor whose haunting image became an emblem of the tragedy has died after a yearlong battle with stomach cancer, her family said. “My mom fought an amazing battle,” Noelle Borders told The Post of her 42-year-old mother, Marcy Borders. “Not only is she the ‘Dust Lady’ but she is my hero and she will forever live through me.
- PUB DATE: 8/26/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: new york post
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Posted: Aug 26, 2015

New Orleans Firefighter Helped Rescue His Family During Katrina

While many New Orleans rescuers were unsure of the fate of their families following Hurricane Katrina, Firefighter Kenyon Hughes knew they were safe--after he helped rescue them from an upper floor of a flooded apartment building. Firefighters assigned to Engine 21 spent that afternoon assisting residents who needed to evacuate the Saint Bernard neighborhood before they brought their mattresses, clothing and other supplies to the pre-determined staging point at the Fair Grounds Race Course.
- PUB DATE: 8/26/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: firehouse
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Posted: Aug 26, 2015

Texas judge grants new temporary injunction in fire department transitional dispute

For nearly another year, no resolution will be reached in the transitional dispute between the West I-10 Volunteer Fire Department and Harris County Emergency Services District 48. In a hearing this past Monday, August 24, Judge Elaine H. Palmer of the 215th District Court in Houston granted a temporary injunction that will override the one currently in place.
- PUB DATE: 8/26/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: the katy rancher
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Posted: Aug 26, 2015

Massachusetts Attorney General: Chief's rights denied, law violated by fire district board

The state Attorney General has determined that Three Rivers Fire District Prudential Committee violated the state's Open Meeting Law in June when the board, in their ongoing effort to consider disciplining Fire Chief Scott Turner, denied his rights. The decision was written by Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Sclarsic, and addressed to Raymond P.
- PUB DATE: 8/26/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Springfield Union-News & Sunday Republican
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