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  • Ivins having a 4-year itch over its fire department marriage with Santa Clara May 21, 2022 6:40 pm St George News - Utah IVINS — A public hearing at the Ivins City Council over its  2023 fiscal year budget Thursday night turned into the council contemplating a “divorce” with Santa Clara over the two cities’ joint fire department. During the same discussion, a group of …
  • New Wisconsin Rapids Fire Chief Todd Eckes wants to carry on tradition of excellence May 20, 2022 11:15 am Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The city's newest fire chief has a long history with the fire service.  Chief Todd Eckes officially took the oath of office Tuesday evening during the Wisconsin Rapids Common Council meeting. He had been interim fire chief since …
  • Energy Aggregate Caught in a Stall May 19, 2022 12:42 pm The Wanderer - Massachusetts The Rochester Select Board got some bad news Monday night regarding the energy-bill-lowering Energy Aggregate Plan created at the approval of the 2019 Annual Town Meeting. The town’s energy consultant, John O’Rourke, told the board that three years after …
  • Fire breaks out at home in Thorncliffe May 17, 2022 12:25 pm CTV News Emergency crews extinguished a house fire on Simons Crescent N.W. Tuesday morning and an investigation is underway to determine the cause of the blaze. First responders were deployed to a home in Thorncliffe, near Fourth Street N.W., at around 4 a.m. By …
  • ‘Fighting Wildfires Together’ May 17, 2022 1:52 am KKTV - Colorado COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Wildfire is a threat that plagues Colorado year-round, and there’s no such thing as being too ready for something that could strike at any time. In just the past year, Colorado has experience destructive and deadly fires in …
  • Unexpected Forgiveness From Crash Victim's Parents May 16, 2022 9:33 am Hartford Courant - Connecticut Not long after getting into a drunken-driving crash that killed 17-year-old Tommy Tanski, Austin Buckmann and some of his friends visited a memorial wall at Simsbury High School. Austin remembers that he had just finished writing a message on the wall, …
  • Blue Lakes Fire in Montmorency and Cheboygan counties has burned 2,000 acres May 14, 2022 2:57 am Alpena News Online - Michigan Courtesy Photo Smoke from the Blue Lakes Fire billows out of the forest in an aerial image taken by a fire spotter plane. Michigan Department of Natural Resources firefighters and local partners are working to contain a wildfire in Montmorency and …
  • 'It's a game-changer': Here's a first look at Colorado's soon-to-be Firehawk May 13, 2022 8:50 pm Denver 7 - Colorado Colorado, meet your new firefighting machine. A newly manufactured S-70M Black Hawk from Sikorsky has arrived in Colorado and over the next several months, experts will transition it into a Firehawk. After an overseas voyage from Poland, the aircraft was …
  • Naples museum adds history, tributes for first responders, law enforcement May 13, 2022 9:55 am Naples Daily News - Florida The former Naples Museum of Military History has taken on a new name; a new group of service personnel to honor; and a new building. That last goal is a long way off. But the first two have been incorporated: Its official name is now America’s Museum of …
  • WGFRD and Ocoee Fire come together for a week of collaborative training May 13, 2022 6:00 am Orange Observer - Florida The Winter Garden Fire Rescue Department and the Ocoee Fire Rescue Department recently came together for a week of collaborative training at the south campus of Orange Technical College, also known as Mid Florida Tech, which also houses the Central Florida …
  • Warren Jones retiring from leading Delaware Volunteer Firefighters Association May 9, 2022 10:13 pm Bay to Bay News - Delaware Warren Jones sets up firefighting equipment during an exhibition in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Mr. Jones plans to continue to teach at the Delaware State Fire School in Dover. Delaware State News file photo Warren Jones speaks at the dedication of the new …
  • Chilhowie Fire-EMS staffs first all-female shift May 9, 2022 9:09 pm The Floyd Press - Virginia Linda Burchette | Smyth County News & Messenger Lt. Jenna Ruffin and Firefighter/EMT Hannah Hayes went on shift together April 14. It was Hayes’ first day as a full-time member of the Town of Chilhowie Fire & EMS. It became the department’s …
  • DBusiness Daily Update: M1 Concourse Announces Comerica Sponsorship of Signature Events, and More May 9, 2022 5:06 pm DBusiness Magazine - Michigan Vintage IndyCars and other classic racers will be on display and on the track at M1 Concourse during the 2022 American Speed Festival. // Photo by Tim KeenanOur roundup of the latest news from metro Detroit and Michigan businesses as well as …
  • Who answers the call? Firefighters respond to emergencies but shortage means fewer are on hand to provide help May 5, 2022 5:16 pm GazetteXtra - Wisconsin When James Small drives through Palmyra, people often wave. They see him in a police SUV and later that day at the helm of a fire engine as the director of public safety, ready to help put out a blaze. There is a sense of community relations here that you …
  • Anne Arundel firefighter was set for big things when tragedy hit. Friday, he will be honored at Fallen Heroes Day event. May 1, 2022 10:18 am Capital Gazette - Maryland Responding to a Pasadena house fire after only a few months on the job as a county-employed firefighter, John Balcer was killed in 1970 when the fire engine he was riding in skidded and flipped over, also injuring four other firefighters. It was the first …
  • West Valley to cut emergency medicine curriculum April 25, 2022 6:52 pm Fairbanks Daily News Miner - Alaska Support sprang up to save West Valley High School’s emergency services/firefighter program, even as the district struggles with looming budget cuts. Suzy Coronel, a paramedic who teaches the courses at West Valley, said at a Tuesday board of education …
  • Millville honors firefighting 'rock stars,' supporting crew for a lifesaving family rescue April 22, 2022 10:21 am Courier-Post - New Jersey "When a man becomes a fireman his greatest act of bravery has been accomplished. What he does after that is all in the line of work.” - Edward Croker, Chief of Department FDNY (1899-1911)  MILLVILLE – When faced with a frantic race against time, the …
  • New wildland fire crew takes oath of office in Enterprise city council meeting April 21, 2022 3:09 am St George News - Utah ENTERPRISE — In front of a small crowd of family members and community residents, five specially trained and seasoned firemen were sworn in on April 13 as the newest members of the wildland division of the Enterprise Fire Department.  Wildland firefighters …
  • Lakes of the Four Seasons fire force plans ahead for future challenges April 10, 2022 12:03 am The Times of Northwest Indiana Lakes of the Four Seasons Volunteer Fire Force officials are fired up about the future growth of the area they serve and protect. Officials, including Fire Chief Jeremy Campbell and Deputy Chief Kevin Heerema, are in the midst of immediate and long-term …
  • Quick hits: Illinois news in brief for Thursday, April 7, 2022 April 7, 2022 4:29 pm The Center Square Madigan's former chief of staff wants changes in perjury case The former chief of staff to former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan wants a judge to toss part of his perjury indictment, arguing that key questions he fielded before a federal grand …