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Posted: Aug 21, 2019

New Bayview fire station on Whidbey Island to open Aug. 24

Reactions to the brand-spanking-new fire station in Bayview range from excitement to curiosity and even “Where did that big building come from?” But most South Whidbey residents know that the “overnight sensation” opening this weekend is actually the culmination of a carefully conceived and meticulously executed strategic plan spanning 12 years.
- PUB DATE: 8/21/2019 1:43:04 AM - SOURCE: South Whidbey Record
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Posted: Aug 21, 2019

Refinery Terminal Fire Company in Texas - It's not your everyday fire company

VIDEO: The Corpus Christi and surrounding areas are experiencing an industrial boom, with several new projects in the works. With that growth comes the need for response services tailored to handle industrial emergencies. The Refinery Terminal Fire Company, a global company, has branches which fill that need; but it does more than just fight fires.
- PUB DATE: 8/21/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KRIS-TV NBC 6 Corpus Christi
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Posted: Aug 21, 2019

Grieving Pennsylvania scientists complete murdered colleague’s study of assaults on first responders

Drexel University scientist Jasmine Y. Wright was dedicated to helping first responders who are assaulted while trying to help others. Physical attacks on first responders are a felony in Pennsylvania. Yet justice, Philadelphia firefighters and medics have said, is hard-won. In 2015, Wright was leading a federally funded study to find out what was going wrong.
- PUB DATE: 8/21/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Philadelphia Inquirer
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Posted: Aug 21, 2019

More California firefighters are suing SoCalGas over 2015 Aliso Canyon gas leak

Almost four years after the Aliso Canyon gas leak broke out near Porter Ranch, the number of firefighters who have filed a lawsuit against Southern California Gas Co. over the 2015 gas leak continues to grow. In total, 55 Los Angeles firefighters who helped Porter Ranch residents after the 2015 blowout filed a lawsuit against the utility, alleging the utility knowingly exposed them to hazardous levels of toxins like benzene and formaldehyde, according to a complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.
- PUB DATE: 8/21/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Los Angeles Daily News - Metered Site
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Posted: Aug 21, 2019

Kansas fire department offers paid program to recruit paramedics

The Kansas City, Kansas, Fire Department is starting a program to recruit more paramedics amid a national shortage. KCKFD Assistant Fire Chief Morris Letcher told 41 Action News the department is short about 20 paramedics right now. "Firefighting is more than just firefighing," Letcher said. "We're an EMS-based service, so we have to keep up with the times.
- PUB DATE: 8/21/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSHB-TV NBC 41 Kansas City
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