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Posted: May 20, 2016

Longview delays plans for new fire station on Ocean Beach Highway

Longview firefighters are having increasing trouble reaching fires within six minutes, the national goal, particularly in West Longview, but officials say the city doesn’t have the money to do anything to reverse the trend. A 2011 consultant’s study recommended doubling the number of fire stations to four and moving the one on 38th Avenue farther west.
- PUB DATE: 5/20/2016 2:13:38 AM - SOURCE: Longview Daily News
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Posted: May 20, 2016

Former Illinois fire chief comes out of retirement to lead Florida department

Ken Fustin, who retired as Springfield's fire chief less than a year ago, has been hired to lead the fire department in Port Orange, Florida. The city manager of Port Orange, a city of about 59,000 just south of Daytona Beach in eastern Florida, announced the hiring at Tuesday night's city council meeting, according to a report in the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
- PUB DATE: 5/20/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Springfield State Journal-Register
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Posted: May 20, 2016

Ohio legislation would allow first responders to treat pets

A bill that will allow first responders to provide medical treatment to dogs and cats has unanimously passed out of the General Assembly and is now headed to Gov. John Kasich’s desk to sign. Pets who are often considered a part of a family “and they should receive treatment if necessary or life-threatening situations,” said Meg Stephenson, executive director of the Animal Friends Humane Society.
- PUB DATE: 5/20/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHIO-TV Dayton
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Posted: May 20, 2016

Maine fire chief charged with arson resigns

Old Orchard Beach is beginning the search for a new fire chief following the resignation of Ricky Plummer, who has been charged with arson in connection to a seven-alarm fire in April. Plummer, 59, of Biddeford, was arrested on May 7. He is accused of starting a brush and woods fire on April 15 that spanned about 40 acres near Jones Creek.
- PUB DATE: 5/20/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: bangor daily news
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Posted: May 20, 2016

Suspect climbs tree to avoid arrest, gets hosed down by Washington firefighters

A domestic violence suspect who climbed a tree to avoid arrest early Thursday finally came down hours later after firefighters sprayed him with water, authorities said. The incident began at about 4:30 a.m. in the 800 block of 13th Street when a woman called 911 to report that her ex-boyfriend had just broken into her home, assaulted her, and fled the residence, said Shari Ireton of the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.
- PUB DATE: 5/20/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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