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  • Rockledge Announces Donna Seyferth as Deputy Police Chief, Jim Wilson as Deputy Fire Chief 24 Apr 2018 19:17 SpaceCoastDaily.com Rockledge Department of Public Safety New Deputy Police Chief Donna Seyferth, who has 28 years of police experience, began her career with the Rockledge Public Safety Department as a dispatcher in May of 1989. In November 1992, she became a sworn officer …
  • Familiar SLCFD faces have decades of experience 23 Apr 2018 15:26 The Tribune St. Lucie County Fire District veteran Nate Spera became chief of the agency this year. On Feb. 1, he spoke about some of his plans. WILL GREENLEE/TCPALM Wochit ST. LUCIE COUNTY — Familiar faces in the upper ranks of the St. Lucie County Fire District …
  • One killed in single-car vehicle crash and fire on I-95 22 Apr 2018 20:25 WCIV-TV Saturday morning, The Charleston Fire Department invited Mayor Tecklenburg, our ABC News 4 crew and Council-members Kevin Shealy, Michael Seekings and Harry Griffin out the department's first Fire Ops 101 program. The program was created to help build …
  • Doctor shocked at lack of naloxone kits in Windsor, police and fire chiefs respond 14 Apr 2018 05:52 CHWI TV 60 It's considered a tool to help curb opioid abuse deaths. The province is making emergency naloxone kits available to all 500 police and fire services in Ontario. But they are not being used yet by the police and fire departments in Windsor, and a …
  • Sebastian, county in spat over fire marshal 11 Apr 2018 00:23 The Tribune Sherif Deryl Loar, flanked by commission chairman Peter O'Bryan and county attorney Dylan Reingold, discusses the arrest of former assistant fire chief Brian Burkeen on grand theft and five counts of dealing in stolen property. Video by M. Denemark Is …
  • Editorial: Townships take over from GT Rural Fire Department 05 Apr 2018 12:04 Record-eagle The Issue: Townships establish individual emergency services operations Our View: Everyone hopes change brings results The gradual break-up of the Grand Traverse Rural Fire Department was painful to witness. Change can be hard, particularly in community …
  • Godfrey trustees delay aid for fire district 03 Apr 2018 23:09 Today's Advantage GODFREY | The Godfrey Board of Trustees Finance Committee declined to take action April 2 on potential support for the Godfrey Fire Protection District, citing a desire to know the outcome of the possible sale of the village’s sewer system before …
  • County approves contract to replace Rockville-Springdale firefighters and EMTs 31 Mar 2018 05:35 St. George Utah In this file photo, Rockville-Springdale Fire Protection District responds to a crash, Rockville, Utah, July 7, 2017 | Photo by Ron Chaffin, St. George News ST. GEORGE — Dozens of firefighters and paramedics based in the Zion corridor will be soon out of …
  • Residents benefit when FD#1 sees ISO rating drop from 4 to 2 04 Mar 2018 07:30 Gardner News Rob Kirk Rob Kirk Fire District #1 Fire District #1 had many accomplishments in 2017 due to the combined efforts of the board of directors and command staff. I am extremely pleased with the efforts to continue to strive for improvement in service levels …
  • First responders trying to save their own from suicide 24 Feb 2018 05:28 The Herald Emily Avin was supposed to come home that day in September. Her parents had arranged it: Avin would move back into their country home in the small Florence County town of Pamplico, where she grew up playing softball and cheering for her high school …
  • Firefighter suicides outnumber deaths on the job. How S.C. first responders are trying to save their own. 18 Feb 2018 12:57 The Post and Courier Emily Avin was supposed to come home that day in September. Her parents had arranged it: Avin would move back into their country home in the small Florence County town of Pamplico, where she grew up playing softball and cheering for her high school …
  • Dozens of firefighters, EMTs could face layoffs as county considers fate of fire district 18 Feb 2018 08:12 St. George Utah Paramedics stock image | Photo by FlairImages, iStock / Getty Images Plus, St. George News SPRINGDALE — A number of residents of communities in the Zion corridor and employees of the area’s fire agency are concerned about what effect a proposed plan …
  • Imperial Sugar tragedy: Repercussions continue 10 years later 06 Feb 2018 22:45 Savannah Morning News Broken equipment inside a steel conveyor belt sparked the first explosion at the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth on a mild winter night 10 years ago. The initial blast rocked the building, jolting more dust into the air. And like so much tiny …
  • Local Fire Agencies Call for Additional $100 Million to Combat Climate-Driven Disasters 27 Jan 2018 05:09 MarketWatch.com SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan 26, 2018 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- In the wake of some of the largest and deadliest fire and mudslide events in California’s history and the anticipated increase in climate-driven disasters, a coalition of local fire agency leaders is …
  • Former Winnipeg fire chief tried to end union president's pay agreement months before he was fired 17 Jan 2018 16:01 CBC The former chief of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service says he tried to end a deal made by his predecessor that required the city to pay the full salary and benefits of firefighter union president Alex Forrest. "This is the taxpayers' money we…
  • Ex-Detroit firefighter sues over termination for ‘racially insensitive’ watermelon 15 Jan 2018 14:30 Motor City Muckraker Probationary firefighter Robert Pattison was fired for “gifting” this watermelon to a predominately black fire station in Detroit.Tune into the “Muckraker Report” on 910AM the Superstation from 11-noon on Tuesday for more on this story. A probationary …
  • 2017 – A Year in Review 11 Jan 2018 15:51 Essex Free Press With the start of a new year, staff members at the Essex Free Press thought we would reflect on some of the many highlights of 2017. Some of these moments created challenges that needed to be overcome, while others were uplifting, which provided positive …
  • Two people unharmed, three cats die in fire on Charlie Braswell Road 10 Jan 2018 00:50 Goldsboro News Argus By Steve Herring Published in News on January 9, 2018 9:47 AM News-Argus/CASEY MOZINGO Firefighters attack a fire at 409 Charlie Braswell Road Monday night. Full Size News-Argus/CASEY MOZINGO Firefighters from Oakland, Rosewood, Little River and …
  • More Californian Firefighting Units Want Sikorsky S-70is to Replace Aging Bells 15 Dec 2017 19:20 Aviation Today Public domain photo by Julian Herzog The Los Angeles County Fire Department has formally taken delivery of two Sikorsky S-70is. Approved by the county’s board of supervisors in July, the deal is part of a replacement program that was proposed the July …
  • Snohomish County creates opioid response group 02 Dec 2017 09:28 Edmonds Beacon Edmonds City Councilmember Adrienne Fraley-Monillas has seen the effects of the nationwide opioid crisis, which has not spared Snohomish County. In September, she and her son volunteered at the Everett Gospel Mission, along with 44th District Rep. John …