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Posted: Aug 16, 2017

Rogers (AR) Fire Apparatus Reminds Drivers to Slow Down

A fire truck was front and center for the first day of school in Rogers.
Back to school traffic can come as a surprise for some folks, so the fire truck with flashing lights serves as a friendly reminder for people to pump the brakes. It is a yearly tradition to keep small citizens safe. It is also a good way for the department to build trust with the kids.
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Posted: Aug 16, 2017

Update: 1 escaped inmate captured in Portland, other remains at large

An inmate who escaped while assigned to a crew fighting a wildfire in Central Washington was arrested in Portland on Wednesday morning, police said. The other escaped inmate is still at large. Tyray Munter, 30, and Maksim Petrovskiy, 22, escaped from the Goldendale Department of Natural Resources fire crew at approximately 2:35 a.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2017 8:41:57 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: Aug 16, 2017

Fire hits Chelan County firefighters home

Firefighters responded at 3:41 a.m. Tuesday to a structure fire at the East Wenatchee home of a Chelan County firefighter. Fire investigator Brian Brett said the firefighter was on duty with Chelan County Fire District 1 when the fire broke out. His wife and baby were home sleeping when a smoke detector woke his wife, according to Brett.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2017 3:39:33 AM - SOURCE: Wenatchee World
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Posted: Aug 16, 2017

Fire Departments from Around the State Send Relief Crews to Charlottesville (VA)

Roanoke Fire-EMS Chief David Hoback said the least he could do was send an ambulance and some firefighters to Charlottesville to offer crews relief after violence erupted at a protest over the weekend. "Our hearts go out those men and women in public safety and what they're going through," Hoback said.

Several fire departments around the state answered a request to send employees to help the Charlottesville Fire Department answer calls so overworked employees could return home to see families and rest before returning to work.


 

Roanoke sent an ambulance, three firefighter-paramedics and an EMS operations officer to Charlottesville for a Monday shift of answering fire and EMS calls. He said none of the calls dealt with protesters.


Hoback said Roanoke has made requests for assistance in the past, and has received it. He said Roanoke Fire-EMS has also offered assistance to other departments in the past.


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Posted: Aug 16, 2017

Vernon Lone Fire Engine Down 10 days, Counting

VERNON -- Few sounds can unnerve a man -- and stop him mid-sentence.It's the sound of a fire-pager siren that does it for Mike Owens, Vernon's fire chief."Unfortunately, no, you don't always," -- the siren went off.

The engine was down last week when a car fire broke out, locally, Owens recollected. Luckily, neighboring fire stations were available to respond with the appropriate equipment, as Vernon typically also responds when other cities have engine problems.


 
 

Until the engine is repaired, the fire department is relying on its tanker, which holds 2,200 gallons of water to supply to the city’s single engine, and brush-fire truck. Neither are equipped to handle structure and vehicle fires.


 
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