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Posted: Oct 20, 2017

Apartment fire displaces two Pasco families

Two Pasco families are displaced after a fire broke out in an apartment Friday morning. Fire crews were called to the scene of 19th Dr. and Jay St. around 6 a.m. Firefighters were able to quickly contain the fire. They say one of the apartments is completely damaged and the other suffered severe smoke and water damage.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2017 9:37:34 AM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
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Posted: Oct 20, 2017

Fire chief cites city's readiness, says occuptional cancer a major concern

“Cancer in the fire services is exploding exponentially,” Finn said. “Boston is at the epicenter.”

After more than 30 years on the force and three of them as commissioner, Finn, a Neponset native, is wrangling new equipment, new facilities, fine-tuning response times, and working with other first responders and fire departments to better address the longstanding risks and the expanding role of a modern urban fire force.

“The cancer rate is probably my biggest focus right now,” he said, sitting in the cafeteria of Florian Hall in Dorchester on Monday as a health fair took place. “Certainly, [there’s] public safety and the public. We’re doing a pretty good job on the civilian side of the house. Civilian fire deaths are down. We’re getting there, we’re doing our thing. Now I’m really focused on where we are with our firefighters.”

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Posted: Oct 20, 2017

Plans for ambulance crews to share new Sleaford fire station

The new Sleaford station is part of a £6m project, approved by local councillors and county councillors in 2015, which will also include office space for council staff to move from their Riverside offices next to NKDC’s offices. Richard Hunter, locality manager for East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS), said: “This is an exciting venture for the emergency services in Lincolnshire. “Residents will be aware that our station on Kesteven Street is old and as a result is getting very expensive to run and maintain. EMAS is a mobile healthcare provider treating patients in their home, at the scene of an incident and en route to hospital if further treatment is required. The majority of our time therefore is spent away from the current ambulance station.

Read more at: http://www.sleafordstandard.co.uk/news/plans-for-ambulance-crews-to-share-new-sleaford-fire-station-1-8202231

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Posted: Oct 20, 2017

Another Fire Truck Rollover - This Time, Into A Creek

The following is from a report ccovering an apparatus rollover involving an wildland fire apparatus:

 

On 27 August 2017, a Type 6 contract engine was conducting structure triage assessments while assigned to the Miller Complex in southwestern Oregon, managed by a Type 1 Incident Management Team (IMT). The crew had just resumed their trip after a short break when the driver came too close to the edge of the roadway and rolled down a steep embankment into a shallow creek.

The engine driver was not wearing his seatbelt and was seriously injured. Although not ejected, the driver was partially pinned underneath the engine, and partially submersed in the creek. The other two engine crewmembers were seat-belted, received minor injuries, and tried to radio for help.

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Posted: Oct 20, 2017

Dump Truck Driver Charged Following Crash with Indianapolis Fire Truck

White crashed into a fire engine on Wednesday at W. 43rd Street and N. Capitol Avenue.

When questioned by police, White said he did not have a license.

White was also wanted for driving while suspended with priors, records show.

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