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Posted: Nov 21, 2017

3 stranded people rescued from Green River in driving rainstorm in Auburn

Three people were rescued after they became stranded on a small island in the middle of the Green River during Tuesday morning's driving rainstorm, emergency officials said. Rescuers from Valley Regional Fire District responded to the scene, near Fenster Park in Auburn, at around 6:20 a.m. after receiving a 911 call from one of the stranded victims.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2017 9:45:41 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: Nov 21, 2017

Oso chaplain honored for aid, comfort in worst of times

When Oso chaplain Joel Johnson is called to a critical emergency situation or crime scene, odds are someone just lost their home, their life or that of a loved one, and any signs of hope. Johnson is director of Support 46, a program providing respite to on-scene emergency responders from Arlington Fire and Police departments.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2017 3:26:30 AM - SOURCE: Marysville Globe
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Posted: Nov 21, 2017

A third of Onalaska's volunteer fire department resigns

In Onalaska, the volunteer fire department is dealing with an emergency of its own. Brothers Chris and Craig Franklin say small town politics are putting everyone in jeopardy. "Now I am standing here, watching everything fall apart," said Chris. "I'm worried for my safety, my family's safety, and the safety of all the citizens of Onalaska.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5
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In this session, we'll discuss strategies, policies and technologies that can help maximize the fuel efficiency of your fleet.

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