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Posted: Jul 8, 2020

Emergency responders pivoting to virtual training as coronavirus collides with hurricane season

Talk to federal disaster preparedness and response agencies like FEMA, the U.S. Coast Guard, the National Guard and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration about training, and one thing comes to the surface repeatedly: Experiential training is the gold standard. To prepare their employees to do the work of saving lives in a disaster response situation, these first responders emphasize exercises that put their employees through their paces.
- PUB DATE: 7/8/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Federal News Network
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Posted: Jul 8, 2020

2-alarm fire burns former White Center funeral home

PHOTOS: Firefighters were battling a 2-alarm fire at a what used to be a funeral home in White Center Wednesday morning. The fire broke out just after 4:30 a.m. at the home in the 10700 block of 16th Ave SW, according to Puget Sound Fire firefighters. Crews from Tukwila, Skyway have joined Puget Sound Fire in fighting the fire, officials said.
- PUB DATE: 7/8/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: Jul 8, 2020

Kittitas County issues burn ban, effective Saturday

The Kittitas County Fire Marshal implemented a burn ban in different fire district zones around Kittitas County for fire safety, according to county officials. Kittitas County says it implements a burn ban when the fire danger reaches a critical level. They say the burn ban will go into effect Saturday, July 11, at 12 a.
- PUB DATE: 7/8/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS/CW+ 29 Yakima
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Posted: Jul 8, 2020

Whatcom man suspected of starting fire in downtown Bellingham - his fourth this year

A Whatcom County man with a history of starting fires who police believe “presents a danger to the public” is suspected of lighting another in downtown Bellingham last week along Cornwall Avenue. Bellingham police booked Daniel Peter Mawhinney into Whatcom County Jail on suspicion of first-degree arson June 29, and jail records show he is being held in lieu of $50,000 bond.
- PUB DATE: 7/7/2020 9:16:46 PM - SOURCE: Bellingham Herald
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Posted: Jul 7, 2020

Saddle Mountain Fire grows to nearly 6,000 acres in Grant County

Hundreds of firefighters have been up all night working to contain the Saddle Mountain Fire, which as of Tuesday morning has grown to an estimated 5,760 acres according to Public Information Officer and firefighter Ben Shearer. The fire is currently 10% contained. There's currently no evacuations in place, no structures have been damaged and there are no road closures in place.
- PUB DATE: 7/7/2020 7:45:52 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
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