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Posted: Oct 18, 2017

Chewelah fire destroys home, sparks wildfire

Fire crews in Stevens County worked to put out two structure fires, which spread to a wildfire on Tuesday. Strong winds made it difficult on firefighters who were luckily able to get a handle on it before it got any worse. It broke out just before 3 p.m. just south of Chewelah on Quarry Browns Lake Road.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2017 3:07:46 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
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Posted: Oct 18, 2017

Camano Island Fire and Rescue asking voters to lift levy from $1.10 to $1.35, plans budget cuts

Michael Schick, chief of Camano Island Fire and Rescue, requested all his division managers to cut their budgets by 10 percent for the year ahead. That includes Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provided by 21 career firefighters, who are also emergency medical technicians (EMT), including five to seven on duty every day, with one part-timer to fill in the gaps.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2017 12:18:16 AM - SOURCE: Stanwood/Camano News
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Posted: Oct 18, 2017

Veteran Florida firefighter, paramedic dies on the job

The Hernando County Fire Rescue announced the passing of one of their long-term firefighters and paramedics Tuesday. Steven R. Terry was found unresponsive by crew members of Fire Station #9 while on duty around 9:30 p.m. Monday evening. Crew members attempted to perform life-saving measures on him before he was sent to be treated at the Bayfront Brooksville Hospital.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: TSP-TV 10 News
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Posted: Oct 18, 2017

Judge says Ohio firefighter convicted in shift-trading scandal wasn't fired because he is black

A federal judge tossed a lawsuit filed by a black Cleveland firefighter criminally prosecuted and fired for paying his co-workers to cover his shifts, writing the firefighter did not show that race was the reason he lost his job. U.S. District Judge Christopher Boyko wrote in an opinion released Friday that Calvin Robinson did not show that he was treated differently than 12 white firefighters also prosecuted in the scandal that plagued the Cleveland fire department.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Cleveland Plain Dealer & Cleveland.com
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Posted: Oct 18, 2017

Alabama volunteer fire department receives eviction notice

There's a battle of fire officials in Vance after the fire district sent an eviction letter to the volunteer fire department. Keith Mahaffey, the mayor of Vance, said the Vance Volunteer Fire Department has 30 days to move out of Fire Station One, because Vance is forming their own fire department just for the city.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBRC-TV Fox 6 Birmingham
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