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Posted: Jul 2, 2015

Pennsylvania firefighters fume over welded fire hydrants

Volunteer firefighters are steamed that a rural water system has welded shut the largest connections on its fire plugs. According to the Bear Valley Joint Authority, a pump could suck water from the system and collapse its underground pipes. The issue has become as much about communication as putting out fires.
- PUB DATE: 7/2/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Public Opinion Online
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Posted: Jul 2, 2015

Oklahoma Fire Chief Retires, Three Others Resign; Mayor says purchasing authority is at issue

The name of the town is Okay, but when it comes to the fire department, things are anything but. "Oh yes there's frustration," said Terry Gorman. Gorman has been the chief for 16 years, that is, until earlier this week. "I have no choice other than to turn my badge in and resign as chief," he said.
- PUB DATE: 7/2/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Muskogee Phoenix
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Posted: Jul 2, 2015

Louisiana firefighters at odds with leaders over tattoo policy

When firefighters take on flames, full bunker gear is required for their protection, regardless of the time of year. But on medical calls, or instances like the trench collapse in Covington last month, different uniforms are allowed to make life-saving efforts efficient and comfortable for firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 7/2/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: wwltv
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Posted: Jul 2, 2015

Retired Oregon Fire Chief Oscar "Sox" Lee known for firefighter training, dies

Retired Beaverton Fire Chief Oscar "Sox" Lee, one of the people responsible for Oregon's modern day firefighting techniques, died June 24 at age 92. Sox, as his friends called him, understood the importance of training firefighters having spent decades as one, himself, said Brian Bay, who worked with Lee as a deputy state fire marshal.
- PUB DATE: 7/2/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: oregonlive.com
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Posted: Jul 2, 2015

Mayday called in Kentucky fire; 2 people killed, 5 taken to hospital

Two people were killed and five others were taken to a hospital - including a firefighter - after an apartment fire in Old Louisville Thursday morning. Fire Chief Greg Frederick said other people might still be inside the three-story building in the 1100 block of South Second Street. WAVE 3 News' Katherine Kington reported at 10 a.
- PUB DATE: 7/2/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: wave3.com
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