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Posted: Jun 23, 2017

Connecticut Firefighter Killed In Line Of Duty Had Drugs, Alcohol In System; Inquiry Board Unaware

Kevin Bell, the first Hartford firefighter killed in the line of duty in four decades, had alcohol and a primary substance found in marijuana in his system when he died fighting a fast-spreading house fire, a state toxicology report reviewed by The Courant reveals. But the seven-member panel convened by the city to investigate the death and problems within the fire department never received the toxicology results, according to Hartford Fire Marshal Roger Martin, who was chairman of the board of inquiry.
- PUB DATE: 6/23/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Hartford Courant
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Posted: Jun 23, 2017

Detroit seeks to give EMTs biggest pay increase in 45-year history

A 4 percent raise is in store for the city’s emergency medical technicians and paramedics, the largest increase in its 45-year history, officials said Wednesday. Mayor Mike Duggan unveiled the three-year collective bargaining agreement amendment alongside Fire Commissioner Eric Jones and fire union officials outside St.
- PUB DATE: 6/23/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Detroit News
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Posted: Jun 23, 2017

FDNY hits record number of black, Asian, Latino and women recruits for entrance exam

After several delays to try and attract more FDNY candidates, the filing for the city’s upcoming firefighter exam has finally closed — with historic gains in the number of African-Americans, Asians, Latinos and women who applied. The FDNY had planned to close filing on April 25 for the highly competitive firefighter entrance exam that will be given in the fall.
- PUB DATE: 6/23/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New York Daily News
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Posted: Jun 23, 2017

Pedestrian struck, killed by freight train in Kent

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a freight train Friday morning in Kent, officials said. The deadly accident took place at about 6 a.m. near the Willis Street crossing. The train was heading north toward Everett, carrying a load of big empty tubs, when it struck a man who was on the tracks, said BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas.
- PUB DATE: 6/23/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO News
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Posted: Jun 23, 2017

New Asotin County Firework Ordinance now in effect

The Fourth of July is right around the corner, but with the fun and celebration comes some rules and regulations. A year ago, Asotin County passed a new ordinance to help cut down on confusion, by creating a countywide standard for when and how long fireworks can be used. That ordinance is now in effect and officials will be enforcing it.
- PUB DATE: 6/23/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KLEW-TV
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