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  • Meet the Candidates: South Kingstown Town Council November 2, 2020 11:19 pm Kent County Daily Times - Rhode Island SOUTH KINGSTOWN – This year, ten local candidates are vying for a seat on the five-person town council. During an unprecedented election season that has shaken up the way candidates would usually canvass their fellow community members, candidates for town …
  • Another week for smoke from Joburg compost plant fire to subside October 16, 2020 7:30 am The Citizen (South Africa) News24 Wire Picture for illustration purposes. Firefighters are seen spraying water on to some of the smouldering compost at the Gartskloof Landfill site in Pretoria East, the compost heaps caught fire on Monday and will take more than a week to douse the …
  • Southeast DC fire sends 2 to hospital October 15, 2020 2:18 am WTOP - District Columbia A fire sent two people to the hospital Wednesday night after flames ignited in a building in Southeast D.C. A fire sent two people to the hospital Wednesday night after flames ignited in a building in Southeast D.C. Update: Working Fire Dispatch – 1300 …
  • Teton County Sends Help for Oregon Fires September 30, 2020 5:23 pm Jackson Hole Radio - Wyoming by Jackson Hole Radio News Work in fire-ravaged Oregon is transitioning from firefighting to recovery, and that state has requested help through a compact between western governor’s for assistance. In that request, Oregon specifically asked if Wyoming …
  • Weirton amends proposed rules September 25, 2020 8:27 am The Herald Star - Ohio WEIRTON — Members of City Council, during a special meeting Wednesday, continued discussion on a proposed ordinance to implement a permit application and fee structure for special events and parades to be held in the city. Four amendments were offered and …
  • Post 197 honors Law Enforcement Officer, Firefighter, EMS of the Year September 16, 2020 8:03 pm Pike County Journal Reporter - Georgia The Post 197 American Legion Family hosted their annual Award Ceremony on Aug. 30 and videotaped the event for those unable to make it due to the pandemic. Pike County Awards - sponsored by American Legion Post 197 - were presented to outstanding members …
  • Event permits, fees discussed September 10, 2020 7:17 am The Herald Star - Ohio WEIRTON — An ordinance receiving its initial reading by Weirton Council on Tuesday would establish procedures and a rate system for the use of public spaces and facilities in the city by groups planning special events or activities. The ordinance, “ …
  • California wildfires: Hikers rescued by National Guard helicopter September 9, 2020 2:19 am Daily Mail Nearly 150 people have been airlifted to safety and at least 65 remain stranded after being trapped by one of the two dozen wildfires that have torched a record two million acres in California.  Firefighters and the National Guard used helicopters equipped …
  • Wildfires rage across the US amid record-breaking temperatures  September 8, 2020 9:33 am Daily Mail At least one person is dead and 50 are trapped by wildfires in California as blazes rip through Washington, Utah  Colorado and Oregon during a record heatwave. Military helicopters tried unsuccessfully to rescue hikers trapped by wildfires in the Sierra …
  • St. Mary’s Road fire started under bridge: Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service August 31, 2020 1:34 am Global News Heavy smoke was seen billowing out of a fire under the St. Mary’s Road bridge. At 2:49 p.m. on Sunday, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to the fire under the bridge near the St. Mary’s, St. Anne’s Road fork in the road. Dick Vlaming with the …
  • DPHHS recognizes emergency medical services providers August 27, 2020 6:42 pm Havre Daily News - Montana Emergency medical care personnel from Helena, Hobson, Bozeman and Malta to receive 2020 awards Press release The Department of Public Health and Human Services is honoring emergency medical services personnel from Helena, Hobson, Bozeman and Malta for …
  • DC firefighters rescue 6 dogs from burning home, revive 1 in sweltering heat July 22, 2020 8:33 pm Fox News Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Even man's best friend sometimes needs a helping hand. Six dogs were rescued from a burning home in Washington Tuesday, as sweltering summer heat blanketed the nation…
  • Firefighters Support Alliance Launches Interactive Map, Tracking Economic Impact of Firefighters June 25, 2020 7:30 pm GISCafé Firefighters Support Alliance Launches Interactive Map, Tracking Economic Impact of Firefighters ARLINGTON,Va., June 25, 2020 — (PRNewswire) —   Firefighters Support Alliance has launched an initiative to help voters understand the local economic impact …
  • 'It’s almost like a time of war': Firefighters, paramedics concerned over using KN95 masks May 4, 2020 7:37 pm The Boston Globe - Massachusetts Firefighters still respond in a time of need, and many double in operating ambulances and performing EMS work, but the face masks they’re using may not completely protect them from COVID-19. Tests conducted at a lab within the Massachusetts Institute of …
  • Forney Picks Derek Briggs To Be New Fire Chief April 20, 2020 7:12 pm CBS Dallas - Texas FORNEY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The City of Forney will have a new fire chief in a little more than a month. The city announced the hiring Monday of Derek Briggs as the next Fire Chief, following the retirement of Chief Rick Townsend. Briggs will be leaving …
  • “Dead on Arrival”: A N.Y. Fire Chief’s COVID Journal April 5, 2020 8:42 pm ProPublica Is the United States Prepared for COVID-19? ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. Simon Ressner is a battalion chief with the Fire Department of New York …
  • Coronavirus: Brevard EMTs report jump in possible COVID-19 emergency calls April 1, 2020 10:23 pm Florida Today Brevard County Fire Rescue paramedics taking many steps to prevent infection from COVID-19 as they respond to medical calls related to the pandemic. Florida Today To provide our community with important public safety information, our newsroom is making …
  • America’s underpaid, oft-forgotten EMTs are bearing the brunt of the pandemic March 31, 2020 12:36 am Salon With more cases than any other country, the United States is now the epicenter for the coronavirus pandemic. Our death toll is rapidly rising, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top epidemiologist, has said that 100,000 to 200,000 could die by the …
  • Removal of chief sets off mass firefighter exodus from Dammeron Valley Fire District February 17, 2020 3:42 pm St. George News - Utah 2018 file photo of the Dammeron Valley Fire Station after heavy rains returned to the region, Washington County, Utah, July 14, 2018 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News ST. GEORGE —The forced resignation of the Dammeron Valley Fire Chief has set off a …
  • Fire Signs February 10, 2020 11:20 pm Australian Aviation When it comes to the debate over climate change, you won’t find Ray Cronin lining up with the sceptics. As the boss of specialist aviation group Kestrel, he has seen first hand how the influence of climate change has grown year by year to produce what is …