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Posted: Aug 15, 2019

Firefighters in Oregon take training to the next level

Firefighters utilizing the new Medford Fire-Rescue training facility at 2208 Table Rock Road will never get too familiar with the building’s interior, even if they use it hundreds of times. That’s because training officials can modify the 3,000-square-foot, three-story building with movable walls and completely transform the environment, making for a variety of residential dwellings.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Mail Tribune - Metered Site
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Posted: Aug 15, 2019

South Carolina chief says fire trucks now properly staffed, but for how long?

Columbia-Richland County fire trucks are now fully staffed after the firefighters union claimed that short staffing was putting firefighters and some neighborhoods in danger. Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins confirmed the trucks now are fully staffed, and he hasn’t yet needed to cut in other areas. “We’re going to leave it like this and then reevaluate,” he said.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The State
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Posted: Aug 15, 2019

California: Ramona-Based Firefighters Train on C-130 Named 'Zeus'

VIDEO: A C-130 nicknamed Zeus will be in San Diego County throughout the month of August, training Ramona-based pilots who normally fly CalFire's workhorse S-2 tankers. The pilots are training to fly the much bigger aircraft that will eventually join Cal Fire's fleet. The first thing you notice about the C-130 is that it's huge.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNSD-TV NBC 7 San Diego
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Posted: Aug 15, 2019

Congressional push to change Federal Firefighter work schedules

There’s a bipartisan push in Congress to change the work schedules for Federal Firefighters. Local Representatives Elaine Luria, Robert Wittman, Donald McEachin, and Bobby Scott signed a letter led by Representative Mary Gay Scanlon in support of federal firehouses adopting an alternative work schedule.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WVEC-TV ABC 13 Hampton
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Posted: Aug 15, 2019

Swimmer describes car landing in pool at Seattle gym

A Seattle man is being called a hero after he helped save a 69-year-old driver who crashed through the glass wall of an LA Fitness center -- the car landing in the middle of the swimming pool. The bizarre incident happened just before 8 a.m. Monday at the LA Fitness near Aurora Avenue North and 132nd Street.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO News 1000 AM and 97.7 FM. Seattle
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