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Posted: Apr 17, 2019

Ground Breaking on $1.3 million Farmingdale (NY) Fire Station

Farmingdale Fire Chief Dana Mealey said the groundbreaking was a day he thought he would never see, even though he has served on the department for four decades.  

The road to the new station began in earnest in 2017, when voters approved up to $1 million in funding for a new station. That funding was never secured, however, because it was insufficient to cover the cost of bids received in September 2018. Those bids — all of which were rejected in October 2018 — ranged from $1,543,000 to $1,776,651. Selectman and engineers said skyrocketing material prices were to blame for the high bids.

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Posted: Apr 17, 2019

New Edgecomb (ME) Fire Apparatus in Service

 
 

The vehicle, named “Squad 4,” will become the first vehicle firefighters take to any call, Emergency Management Agency Director Bill Witzell said. “We will equip it to handle everything,” he added.

The $247,670 vehicle has a 2018 Ford F-550 truck chassis with a 1,500-gallon-per-minute pump and a 300-gallon water capacity.

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Posted: Apr 17, 2019

King County forests face new challenges

Western Washington’s forests are one of the main attractions for residents and visitors looking to escape the grind of the city, but the expanse of rolling trees are facing increasing challenges. Western Washington and especially Puget Sound have a variety of forests and conditions which affect them.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 1:01:30 PM - SOURCE: Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
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Posted: Apr 17, 2019

Chelan County Fire Commissioner Resigns Effective Immediately

Chelan County Fire District 1 Commissioner Doug Miller has resigned from his post. Fire Chief Brian Brett says Miller resigned at the end of their last meeting. “It is effective immediately. We are going to notify the auditor of the vacancy and I believe 90 days is the timeline to fill the vacancy.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 12:52:31 PM - SOURCE: KPQ-AM 560
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Posted: Apr 17, 2019

Firefighters respond to burning RVs in Lakeview, reportedly found woman outside laughing

Three recreational vehicles on a single property were destroyed by fire Tuesday afternoon in Lakeview, according to fire officials, and investigators are looking into the cause. Callers to 911 reportedly stated that a 25-year-old woman who was taken into custody was standing outside the RV’s laughing when first responders arrived.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 12:49:38 PM - SOURCE: Columbia Basin Herald
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