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Posted: Jun 19, 2019

Fallen Alabama firefighter remembered for ‘infectious smile, servant’s heart’

A Springville firefighter who died during a training exercise Monday is being remembered for his love and dedication to the community he served. Fire Chief Richard Harvey on Tuesday identified fallen firefighter as Jared Wayne Echols, a 35-year-old husband and father of two young daughters who joined the department in January.
- PUB DATE: 6/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: AL.com
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Posted: Jun 19, 2019

Kentucky firefighters frustrated that they couldn't respond to neighborhood fire

More than 60 firefighters tried to save a St. Matthews strip mall from burning to the ground Monday, but none of them were from the St. Matthews Fire Department. Johnny Wong, who who works right next door to the strip mall that was destroyed by the fire at China 1, witnessed the fire. "I went across the street, and when I realized that there was no firefighters at the scene after a few minutes, I was getting worried,” he said.
- PUB DATE: 6/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDRB-TV Fox 41 Louisville
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Posted: Jun 19, 2019

Fire department in Montana rolls out new peer support program for firefighters

VIDEO: One year ago, firefighters from Great Falls Fire Rescue joined other departments from across the state to take part in a peer support training. IAFF Local 8 President David Van Son says this training is a shift from only focusing on the physical aspects of the job to shining a light on mental health.
- PUB DATE: 6/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KRTV 3 Great Falls
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Posted: Jun 19, 2019

Meet Cal Fire’s new ax-carrying, big-pawed, high-fivin’ mascot: Captain Cal

VIDEO: What has whiskers, a big red ax, and loves full containment on wildfires? Cal Fire unveiled its new mascot, Captain Cal, Tuesday morning at a news conference on the steps of the state Capitol. Captain Cal is a bipedal mountain lion with a friendly smile who loves giving high-fives with his impressive paws.
- PUB DATE: 6/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Sacramento Bee - Metered Site
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Posted: Jun 19, 2019

Guinness World Records: Oldest continually manned fire station is in Michigan

A northern Michigan fire station has been dubbed the world’s oldest continuously manned fire station, and just in time for its 130th year anniversary. The Manistee Fire Station was awarded the title of “Oldest Continuously Manned Operating Fire Station” by Guinness World Records on Monday, June 17. This is the first time Guinness has ever given out this award, and the designation required more than two years of documentation-gathering by the Manistee Fire Station.
- PUB DATE: 6/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: MLive.com
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