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Posted: Jul 8, 2020

Saddle Mountain wildfire in Grant County now 60% contained, crews demobilizing

A wildfire on Saddle Mountain in Grant County is now 60% contained and incident managers are starting to send crews home as they finalize containment lines around the fire. The fire has been burning since Monday afternoon in the Saddle Mountain National Wildlife Refuge on the west side of the mountain.
- PUB DATE: 7/8/2020 11:42:10 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
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Posted: Jul 8, 2020

Spokane County Fire District 10 asks for for EMS tax renewal

Spokane County Fire District 10 is asking voters to approve the renewal of an emergency medical services levy on the Aug. 4 ballot. The 10-year levy has been repeatedly approved by voters with strong support since 1994, said Fire Chief Ken Johnson. The first levy was for six years. “They did it so they could start putting medical equipment on the trucks,” he said of the first levy in 1994.
- PUB DATE: 7/8/2020 5:16:14 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
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Posted: Jul 8, 2020

Firefighters Battle 3-Alarm Blaze at Massachusetts Office Building

VIDEO: A three-alarm fire broke out in an office building on Columbia Road in Hanover around 2 a.m. Wednesday. The fire has since been extinguished, but fire crews are still on scene at the three-story building, which houses the Jack Conway Realtor's office and other businesses. The fire appears to have started at the back of the building, which is believed to be a total loss.
- PUB DATE: 7/8/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBTS-TV NBC 10 Boston
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Posted: Jul 8, 2020

Rhode Island legislators set to vote on extending disability pensions to nearly all firefighters who get cancer

Rhode Island firefighters are counting on state lawmakers to guarantee higher-paying, tax-free disability pensions to firefighters who get any form of cancer. And it looks like they made a winning case to the Democratic leaders in the House and Senate. Both the House and Senate Labor Committees have scheduled votes on Wednesday, during the lead up to next week’s special summer session, on bills that say: “Any type of cancer found in a firefighter is conclusively presumed to be an occupational cancer.
- PUB DATE: 7/8/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Providence Journal
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Posted: Jul 8, 2020

New boat is safer for Illinois water rescue team

VIDEO: Water rescues near dams can be particularly harrowing as the churning waters known as "the boil" can pull in people and rescuers. The Elgin Fire Department is painfully familiar with that, after two of its own died in 1974 during a rescue near the city's dam in the Fox River. The department now has a new tool expected to enhance safety, a Waterwog 3 rescue boat made by Creature Craft that works well near low-head dams, fire officials said.
- PUB DATE: 7/8/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Daily Herald - Metered Site
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