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Posted: Jan 20, 2021

Firefighters present $1000 check to help beloved Auburn restaurant that burned in a fire

A beloved restaurant in Auburn that burned in a strip mall fire last month received a generous gift from Valley Professional Firefighters on Tuesday. The union bought $1000 worth of gift cards at Athens Pizza and Pasta House. "Just overwhelmed. I'm not used to receiving this kind of attention and humbled by the great city of Auburn," said Athens Pizza and Pasta House owner Bill Contoravdis.
- PUB DATE: 1/20/2021 1:26:32 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13 Seattle
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Posted: Jan 20, 2021

‘On our doorstep’: Kirkland firefighters reflect on being nation’s first responders to pandemic

The men and women of Kirkland Fire Department were the nation’s first first responders to a coronavirus outbreak. Life Care Center of Kirkland was like a house on fire in February and March. "We didn't know what we didn't know, and all the theory of how we would respond kind of had to go out the window because it was on our doorstep," firefighter Evan Hurley told Q13 News, reflecting on that uncertain time nearly a year later.
- PUB DATE: 1/20/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV Fox 13 Seattle
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Posted: Jan 20, 2021

Senator sponsor bill to help rural ambulance operations

Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, is sponsoring a bill that would make it easier for small communities to provide joint ambulance services, as the 2021 legislative session gets underway in Olympia. If approved, the proposal could help two small Whitman County towns — Garfield and Farmington — continue operating their combined emergency medical services.
- PUB DATE: 1/20/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Lewiston Tribune - Metered Site
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Posted: Jan 19, 2021

Vancouver firefighters quickly douse fire at rural home

A fire inside a rural home near the Five Corners area of Clark County was knocked down in the early morning hours Sunday, according to the Vancouver Fire Department. Crews were sent to the 11000 block of NE 94th Avenue just after 4:30 a.m. Despite limited access and no available fire hydrants, the second story blaze was extinguished in less than ten minutes.
- PUB DATE: 1/19/2021 1:59:19 PM - SOURCE: KOIN-TV CBS 6 Portland
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Posted: Jan 19, 2021

Marysville Fire District opens temporary clinic to provide COVID-19 vaccine to first responders

The Marysville Fire District helped to organize a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for first responders which has been open for about a week now. The clinic is allowing firefighters and EMS professionals across the county to have more access to the vaccine. “We opened this Monday [Jan. 11] and since then we’ve had a fairly steady stream of individuals come in,” said Darryl Neuhoff, deputy chief with the Marysville Fire District.
- PUB DATE: 1/19/2021 1:06:02 PM - SOURCE: North Couty Outlook
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