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Posted: Jan 20, 2016

Vashon Island: Fire department loses four volunteers, amount of full-time island help drops

Four of Vashon fire department's volunteers, including the volunteer coordinator, have left recently, drawing concern from some about the state of the volunteer program, but department management says the program is the strongest it has been in years. Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (VIFR) responded to 1,603 calls for service in 2015, a record, according to VIFR Chief Hank Lipe.
- PUB DATE: 1/20/2016 2:19:41 AM - SOURCE: Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
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Posted: Jan 20, 2016

Woman Jumps In SUV, Stabs Denver Fire Chief

Denver Fire Chief Eric Tade was stabbed Tuesday afternoon just outside of his department's headquarters at Colfax Avenue and Speer Boulevard. Investigators said a woman jumped into Tade's unmarked city SUV as it was stopped and attacked him. Doug Schepman, a police spokesman, declined to speculate on what spurred the stabbing.
- PUB DATE: 1/20/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: denver post
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Posted: Jan 20, 2016

Report criticizes California firefighters’ attention to safety in blaze that severely burned captain

Fresno firefighters who responded to a house blaze where Capt. Pete Dern fell through a roof and was severely burned failed to properly access the fire’s dangers, reflecting a Fire Department in which personnel are “picking and choosing” which procedures to follow, an investigative report released Tuesday says.
- PUB DATE: 1/20/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: fresno bee
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Posted: Jan 20, 2016

Florida firefighter involved in crash suspended for not disclosing previous DUI arrest

A firefighter has been suspended following an investigation by the Clay County Fire Rescue Monday that unearthed he did not disclose a 2015 DUI arrest to county officials, the agency said. David A. Nettles has been placed on administrative leave following the investigation into an unrelated January 15 crash on Blanding Boulevard when the fire engine Nettles was driving was struck by a vehicle that reportedly ignored the emergency lights on his vehicle.
- PUB DATE: 1/20/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTLV 12 NBC & WJXX 25 ABC - First Coast News
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Posted: Jan 20, 2016

FDSOA Symposium: Diesel Emissions Standards Need not be so Scary

Diesel emissions, regeneration and maintenance shouldn’t be as scary as some firefighters believe. Ever since the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) started cracking down on black soot spouting diesel engines about five years ago, firefighters flinch at new regulations and have been trying to push them back.
- PUB DATE: 1/20/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: firehouse
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