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Posted: Sep 16, 2020

Wisconsin town explores regional partnerships, hiring fire chief into open role

The Town of Beloit Fire Department may become part of a collection of fire departments lead by Janesville Fire Chief Ernie Rhodes. The Town of Beloit Fire Chief Hiring Committee interviewed Rhodes Tuesday morning as it seeks to address the vacancy to be left by retiring Town of Beloit Fire Chief Gene Wright.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Beloit Daily News
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Posted: Sep 16, 2020

80-year-old firefighter is redefining life after retirement in New Jersey

VIDEO: Bob Halberstadt, an 80-year-old resident of Blairstown, New Jersey, is redefining life after retirement. While many at his age sit back and enjoy life after years of hard work, Halberstadt is just getting started; becoming the oldest volunteer firefighter at Blairstown Hose Company No. 1. "I didn't give it a second thought.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York
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Posted: Sep 16, 2020

How the Farmington explosion one year ago changed Maine state law

VIDEO: September 16, 2020 marks one year since the Farmington community experienced an incident that would change life for some forever. An explosion at LEAP Inc. in Farmington killed one firefighter, injured six others, and also injured a building supervisor. Now, Maine state law looks different as a result of an effort to keep Mainers safe in the future.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: News Center Maine
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Posted: Sep 16, 2020

Maryland fire department demonstrates capabilities of new fire boat

VIDEO: For more than ten years now, the Ocean City Fire Department has been able to take their life saving efforts to the water thanks to a larger fire boat they have. However, that fire boat is currently in need of repairs so they have a new vessel that’s allowing them to continue saving lives. “We’ve seen a tremendous response this summer with our fire boat being staffed and being able to provide that rapid service,” says Ryan Whittington, an Ocean City firefighter and medic.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WMDT-TV ABC/CW+ 47 Salisbury
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Posted: Sep 16, 2020

Region: 'Nothing left in the bucket,' Wildfire resources run thin

Justin Silvera came off the fire lines in Northern California after a grueling 36 straight days battling wildfires and evacuating residents ahead of the flames. Before that, he and his crew had worked for 20 days, followed by a three-day break. Silvera, a 43-year-old battalion chief with Cal Fire, California's state firefighting agency, said he's lost track of the blazes he's fought this year.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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