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Posted: Mar 21, 2019

North Carolina cities: Separation pay for firefighters, EMS costly

A first responders' advocacy group is pushing for a new benefit for retired firefighters and rescue squad workers — one currently enjoyed by retired police officers — but municipal officials across the state, including in Elizabeth City, warn it will be hard to pay for. The Parity For First Responders legislation, House Bill 278, and its companion bill in the Senate, Senate Bill 179, would grant a separation allowance to firefighters and emergency medical services personnel who retire with 30 years of service.
- PUB DATE: 3/21/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: DailyAdvance.com
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Posted: Mar 21, 2019

County leaders approve $4.6 million fire services reorganization in California

In a move described as “generational change,” Sonoma County supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved a $4.6 million plan to reorganize volunteer fire departments and boost staffing at four tax-supported fire districts. The approval followed positive comments from a dozen fire agency representatives in the audience, a sharp contrast from an earlier proposal that generated animosity within the fire services network.
- PUB DATE: 3/21/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Petaluma360 & Petaluma Argus Courier
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Posted: Mar 20, 2019

3 firefighters injured, apartments damaged by White Center brush fire

It’s the first day of spring, but brush fires have already been popping up across Washington state because of the dry conditions. In White Center Wednesday afternoon a brush fire damaged an apartment building and injured three firefighters. The brush fire was about two acres in size and winds carried the fire toward an apartment complex, damaging seven units and displacing more than a dozen people.
- PUB DATE: 3/20/2019 6:45:04 PM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
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Posted: Mar 20, 2019

Heat, dry weather spark another round of wildfires in Southwest Washington

For a second consecutive day, wildfires continued to break out at a rapid pace around Southwest Washington, threatening homes, prompting minor evacuations and sending scores of state and local firefighters to remote corners of the region. No injuries were reported, but one firefighter was hospitalized for dehydration, according to Dave LaFave, chief of Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue.
- PUB DATE: 3/20/2019 4:49:35 PM - SOURCE: Longview Daily News
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Posted: Mar 20, 2019

Tahoka (TX) VFD Adds Fire Apparatus to Fleet

 
 

“We appreciate receiving an HB2604 grant to help purchase our new fleet addition,” said Fire Chief Bryan Reynolds. “The Freightliner chassis with its 1,500-gallon water tank, drop tank of equal volume, 15-gallon foam tank and front bumper water monitor is an upgrade from the truck it is replacing.”  

Reynolds states that the new tender can carry three firefighters, will be safer and gives them greater access to fires in difficult areas of their rough terrain.

“There are fire hydrants in the community but there are 6,500 people living in the rural areas of our county that do not always have immediate access to large volumes of water needed to fight fires,” said Reynolds. “This truck with its four-wheel-drive will allow us to take water into those areas and increases our capacity for a quicker knock down of the flames.”

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