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Posted: Nov 12, 2019

Fire Destroys RV In Chelan County

Chelan County Fire District 1 crews were dispatched to mobile home fire on Stemilt Creek Road early Monday morning. Battalion Chief Peter Rigelman says when firefighters arrived, they found an RV fully involved. “One occupant at the time of the fire, but she was able to get out. She did go to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2019 6:45:42 AM - SOURCE: KPQ-AM 560
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Posted: Nov 12, 2019

Need for ninth ambulance ‘urgent,’ Wisconsin fire department says

The Madison Fire Department characterized the city’s need for another ambulance as “urgent” Monday. “We’ve asked for the last several budget cycles for an additional ambulance,” Chief Steve Davis told 27 News Monday evening. In a post on the fire chief’s blog, the Madison Fire Department lays out why city alders should approve the purchase of a ninth ambulance.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKOW-TV ABC 27 Madison
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Posted: Nov 12, 2019

Growth of high rise buildings creating obstacles for first responders in Florida

In the heart of bustling Fort Lauderdale, first responders face a host of challenges. One of their biggest obstacles: high-rises. Many new luxury buildings in the city have layered security, and multiple entrances and elevators. Getting access to a patient, or the source of a fire, can take precious minutes.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPLG-TV ABC 10 Miami
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Posted: Nov 12, 2019

Navy SEAL rejected from FDNY gets OK to apply after law change

Gov. Andrew Cuomo OK’d legislation allowing Navy SEAL Shaun Donovan to join the city’s Fire Department as part of a package of bills he signed Monday commemorating the 100th anniversary of Veterans Day. Donovan was originally rejected from the FDNY because he missed the application deadline by nearly seven months due to his deployment.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New York Post
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Posted: Nov 12, 2019

Texas fire crews must beat two foes even before blazes: Traffic and distance

Seconds slipped away as firefighter Mike Abernethy eagerly waited to enter the intersection of Research Boulevard and Burnet Road near Fire Station No. 8 in North Austin. Vehicles blazed by that Thursday afternoon as traffic began to build at the crossroad. Abernethy could only watch and wait in frustration as minutes piled up in their response time.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Austin American-Statesman
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