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Posted: Nov 9, 2019

Spokane Fire Department successfully installs fire alarms in 65 homes

The Spokane Fire Department announced it successfully installed 181 fire alarms in homes across the Garland Neighborhood on Saturday. Firefighters said the installation was part of Fire Prevention Week, during which they installed the alarms in 85 homes. Of those installations, firefighters said one of the homes belonged to 70-year-old Dan, a veteran who lives alone and only had one smoke detector in his living room prior to their visit.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2019 4:18:38 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
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Posted: Nov 8, 2019

San Juan Islands: Hospital district works toward merger amid seat changes

With an almost entirely new board of public hospital district commissioners, the outgoing group prepares for the incoming to take a leap into fire and emergency medical services integration. “It takes a year and a half to get up to speed. We’re going to have a new board and it’s going to be trying to get up to speed with all kinds of things,” Commissioner Warren Appleton said during an Oct.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2019 1:47:47 AM - SOURCE: Journal of the San Juans
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Posted: Nov 8, 2019

Under attack: After assaults on EMTs, FDNY fights back with public service announcement

The FDNY is making the social media rounds with a public service announcement warning the public against attacks on paramedics and emergency medical technicians. The PSA, posted on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram Thursday, comes in the wake of a brutal attack on an EMT last month, and includes tough talk on the penalty for punching a paramedic.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New York Daily News
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Posted: Nov 8, 2019

Second Massachusetts fire station evacuated

Within the space of 24 days, firefighters have been evacuated from the two of the town’s seven stations, highlighting growing concerns about the safety of living quarters for those who put themselves in harm’s way to save others. Fire Chief Ed Bradley called the situation “unacceptable” and said he is responsible for the public’s safety and feels helpless.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Wicked Local Plymouth - Metered Site
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Posted: Nov 8, 2019

Florida firefighters create tribute to America's veterans; Fire engine transformed into artistic canvas to honor vets

The idea to transform an Orange County fire engine into a canvas to honor America's military veterans actually started about a year ago with the inspiration of Battalion Chief Scott Egan. On Monday, after weeks of rough sketches and measurements, veteran Orange County firefighter Sotero Martinez III went to work to bring the idea to life.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKMG News &
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