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Posted: Sep 21, 2018

U.S. Army vet, Spokane firefighter running for mayor

Shawn Poole isn't a career politician. In fact, he calls himself a "working class, knuckle-dragging firefighter," who has spent his entire life as a public servant. "Civil servitude is about giving back to the community," said Poole. "And my entire adult life I've been a servant." Poole is running for mayor of Spokane.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2018 3:32:05 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
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Posted: Sep 21, 2018

Iowa firefighters resign over public safety officer program

For about three years the city of Cedar Falls has begun using dual-trained public safety officers — PSOs — to help fight fires. There has been push back. Now two veteran firefighters have quit the force. James Cook worked as a full-time firefighter in Cedar Falls for 12 years, but left this month due to safety concerns.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
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Posted: Sep 21, 2018

New York fire district votes to dissolve, sparks outcry

Town of Oneonta Fire District commissioners voted Thursday night 3 to 2 for dissolution, turning the job of negotiating a fire protection contract over to the Oneonta Town Board, which objects to the step. Supervisor Robert Wood said the Town Board plans to take legal action to block the dissolution.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Oneonta Daily Star
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Posted: Sep 21, 2018

'We train on it, but we lived it yesterday': Wisconsin fire dept. looks forward after shooting

In a community reeling from not only historic flooding but a workplace shooting Wednesday, the Middleton Fire Department is reflecting on its response while looking toward the future. Officers shot and killed the shooter, identified as 43-year-old Anthony Y. Tong, of Madison, who attacked people at a Middleton software company, injuring several, officials said.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison
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Posted: Sep 21, 2018

Illinois fire chief's retirement makes way for 24/7 operations

The Mount Zion Fire Protection District will start providing coverage 24 hours a day, seven days a week, beginning in October, fire Chief Don Wright said Thursday. Wright said his impending retirement Oct. 31 allowed the department to split his salary and hire two additional full-time firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Herald & Review
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