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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

​Firefighter Battling Breast Cancer Gets Ride Home In Pink Firetruck

After being discharged from Anmed Health following her surgery, Strickland found a pink fire truck waiting outside the hospital for her.

"I was very shocked and surprised and it was just overwhelming," Strickland told WYFF News 4 on Friday. "I saw the people and saw that firetruck, and found out what it meant, and why it was in service, and it meant even more, and they put my name on the side so that everywhere the truck goes, now I go with them."

Strickland's Broadway Fire Department family borrowed the pink firetruck from the Berea Fire Department and drove her home in it.

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Posted: Nov 21, 2017

Sullivan Fire District Taxpayers Assist Neighboring District With Retired Pumper

According to Sullivan Assistant Chief Kyle Robertson, the Richwoods Fire Protection District took possession of the 1991 GMC pumper truck after the truck became surplus equipment in the Sullivan Fire District. The district received a new pumper in May.

The Sullivan Fire Protection District Board of Directors voted unanimously in their October meeting to sell the surplus truck to neighboring Richwoods for a symbolic one dollar price.

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Posted: Nov 21, 2017

Boca Fire Rescue gets new technology aids

"We put the software in all eight stations and practiced for eight weeks and got input and opinions and made other adjustments," he added. "That beta-tested it for us."

 

Besides capturing data they don't have to input anymore, taking a photo of injuries and accidents, the new software has a wireless keyboard and can even dictate at a hospital. "We can transfer cardiac data to the cloud," Ashley said.

They transfer data to other devices and can even access Siri.

"It's a learning curve, including a re-send for corrections," Miller said. "Once we're in the field, we're making it better."

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Posted: Nov 21, 2017

West Alexander VFC shows off new quarters

The new station features five spacious bays to house the trucks parked on an epoxy-coated floor.

“We actually have enough room to get in and out of the trucks,” the chief said, adding there is also more room to hang firefighters’ protective gear.

The department relied on grants and donations to finance the project. Graham said local residents also helped out. Two members of the community helped, donating time and equipment to raze the building. Other local contractors did carpentry, electrical, plumbing and heating work. The signs on the front of the building were made and painted by a local resident.

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