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Posted: Jun 17, 2019

California fire union launches TV ads as it presses governor to hire more firefighters

VIDEO: The union that represents state firefighters is airing commercials in Sacramento this week with a two-pronged message: Cal Fire’s firefighters are overworked and you should take steps to protect your home. The 30- and 60-second spots are meant to be informative, but Cal Fire Local 2881 President Tim Edwards said more aggressive commercials could follow if fire conditions worsen without the state dedicating more money to firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Sacramento Bee - Metered Site
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Posted: Jun 17, 2019

Rash of fires in New Jersey puts spotlight on decline in volunteer firefighters

After a rash of devastating fires over the past year, including one that claimed the life of an 89-year-old woman, some city residents are calling for a career company to take over the local volunteer fire department. But the city is standing behind its crew, arguing a career department isn’t necessary with mutual aid agreements already in place.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Press of Atlantic City
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Posted: Jun 17, 2019

FDNY Union says no to oversized mechanical spaces

The Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York has come out in strong support of state-level legislation aimed at limiting the ability of real estate developers to use "mechanical void spaces" to game zoning codes into allowing them to construct taller buildings. In a strongly-worded memo, circulated by the Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts group, the Fire Department of New York union says, "Void spaces, often entire floors in buildings put hazardous equipment such as High Voltage Air Conditioning and heating equipment in the middle of buildings, many floors above street level.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Archinect News
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Posted: Jun 17, 2019

Maine Has First Fire Department to Digitally Track Turnout Gear Cleanliness

The Bath Fire & Rescue Department has adopted a high-tech solution to protect their firefighters from carcinogens. By adding the “FireLinc” app to its new extractor system, Bath becomes the first department in the state to track detailed information about every wash. “In the past few years, cancer has been recognized as one of the major killers of career and volunteer firefighters,” said Bath Fire Chief Lawrence Renaud.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: City of Bath
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Posted: Jun 17, 2019

Fire Truck Photo of the Day-Spartan ER Pumper

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