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Posted: Jun 22, 2018

Michigan city mulling controversial proposal that would dismantle fire department

The city of Muskegon has received and is reviewing a controversial proposal to contract fire service from Muskegon Heights, officials said recently. But a vote on the deal, which calls for the city of Muskegon to dismantle its fire department and contract fire service from Muskegon Heights, is still more than a few months away, said Muskegon City Manager Frank Peterson.
- PUB DATE: 6/22/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Mlive
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Posted: Jun 22, 2018

Massachusetts firefighters agree to new contract after threatening to picket mayor's house

The city and the firefighters’ union tentatively agreed to a new contract Thursday, one day after the union threatened to picket outside Mayor Paul Heroux’s house. The pickets have been called off and a cookout the mayor had planned will be held as scheduled Saturday afternoon. Heroux said the threat of picketing had nothing to do with him agreeing to a new contract, but union President Jacob Springs said he thought it moved the process along.
- PUB DATE: 6/22/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Attleboro Sun Chronicle
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Posted: Jun 22, 2018

Fire Authority Rejects California City's Demands

With a ticking clock growing ever louder in the background, the Orange County Fire Authority rejected several demands made by Irvine that would keep the city in the fold as a voting member of the regional emergency coalition. “Basically, Irvine was told to pound sand,” said County Supervisor Todd Spitzer, who sits on the Fire Authority board of directors.
- PUB DATE: 6/22/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Firehouse
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Posted: Jun 22, 2018

Washington firefighter-EMT Walmart shooting hero comes forward: 'This was a traumatic experience'

The man hailed as a hero for halting a gunman's wild rampage outside the Tumwater Walmart store came forward Wednesday and said he fired his weapon only after it became clear that the gunman might injure or kill more innocent victims if he weren't stopped. David George, who is an emergency medical technician with the Oakville Fire Department and a pastor at the Oakville Assembly of God, described his harrowing experience at a Wednesday news conference in his hometown.
- PUB DATE: 6/22/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: Jun 22, 2018

Embattled former Louisiana fire chief announces plans to retire

Steve Krentel, whose leadership at a Covington-area fire district has been under assault since last fall, will retire as of Sept. 1, he told the St. Tammany Fire Protection District 12 board of commissioners in a letter Thursday. Krentel, whose wife was killed nearly a year ago, said in a phone interview that he had always planned to retire as soon as he was eligible to do so.
- PUB DATE: 6/22/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Advocate
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