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  • Buffalo Fire Burning Near Silverthorne ‘Human Caused’ 14 Jun 2018 00:13 KCNC SILVERTHORNE, Colo. (CBS4)– Firefighters say there was no new growth on the Buffalo Fire overnight. Officials say the fire was not caused by nature. The fire remains at 91 acres but is zero percent contained on Wednesday morning. Evacuated residents were …
  • New wildfire spurs more than 1,300 evacuations near Silverthorne 13 Jun 2018 04:58 Gazette Colorado Springs SILVERTHORNE - A 91-acre wildfire ignited Tuesday on Buffalo Mountain in Summit County, joining a rash of blazes that have burned tens of thousands of acres statewide, threatening homes and forcing thousands to evacuate. "Living in the mountains, we …
  • Buffalo Fire 12 Jun 2018 23:20 CBS Denver SILVERTHORNE, Colo. (CBS4)– Hundreds of residences in Silverthorne are under evacuation orders after a fire broke out on Buffalo Mountain Tuesday morning and sent up a huge plume of smoke. (credit: CBS) The Buffalo Fire is burning southwest of downtown …
  • Officials Credit ‘Fuel Breaks’ In Buffalo Fire; Evacuations Still In Place 12 Jun 2018 23:05 KCNC SILVERTHORNE, Colo. (CBS4)– Hundreds of residences in Silverthorne are under evacuation orders after a fire broke out on Buffalo Mountain Tuesday morning and sent up a huge plume of smoke. (credit: CBS) The Buffalo Fire is burning southwest of downtown …
  • High-tech stretcher eases strain of moving overweight patients 09 Jun 2018 11:32 Newsday The Nissequogue Village Fire Department is buying a $47,000 powered stretcher and ambulance load system, in part because people are getting too heavy for emergency personnel to safely lift, said Chief Russell von Frank. The system has a 700-pound weight …
  • Camp Ember Puts Young Women In The Path Of Fire 02 Jun 2018 00:00 KCNC By Joel Hillan ARVADA, Colo. (CBS4) – A special fire-based camp is helping some young women explore a possible career as a firefighter. Camp Ember introduces young women ages 16-18 to the world of firefighting and emergency medical services (EMS). (credit …
  • Wildfire fury - Local task force assisted with Oklahoma fires 27 Apr 2018 15:54 Miami News Record The task force offered much-needed help to the weary local firefighters who had been fighting exhaustion. Melinda Stotts | mstotts@miaminewsrecord.com OKLAHOMA - The fury and intensity of an Oklahoma wildfire is powerfully destructive. Strong wild winds …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …