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Posted: Mar 16, 2016

Many Everett apartments complexes lack fire alarms

New mandates from the Fire Department to make apartment complexes add fire alarms are sweeping Everett. At least 19 apartment buildings across the city do not have the appropriate fire alarm systems. But just as the halls at The Bluffs apartments were initially silent for lack of a fire alarm system alerting to the rapidly spreading fire in the building on New Year’s Eve, there has been silence for several years on whether The Bluffs and similar complexes are following a 2007 code to have a fire alarm system.
- PUB DATE: 3/16/2016 6:36:33 AM - SOURCE: Snohomish County News
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Posted: Mar 16, 2016

Kansas State Rep.'s lawsuit against interim fire chief contract moves forward

A lawsuit challenging the city of Topeka’s contract with an interim fire chief will move forward, but a temporary injunction seeking to block the contract won’t. Shawnee County District Court Judge Rebecca Crotty allowed the case to proceed, as long as state Rep. John Alcala, a former Topeka city councilman, can prove the city’s contract with Goodyear, Ariz.
- PUB DATE: 3/16/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Topeka Capital-Journal
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Posted: Mar 16, 2016

California fire department sends nurse practitioner on some 911 calls

The dispatch call was vague: a 20-year-old woman was sick and needed help. An oversized rig carrying a team of Anaheim firefighters rolled up to the modest apartment on the city’s west side, followed moments later by an ambulance driven by Victoria Morrison. Morrison, a nurse practitioner, rushed to the woman’s bedside to take her vitals and ask a few questions to determine whether she needed to be taken to an emergency room, or could be treated in the comfort of her own home.
- PUB DATE: 3/16/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: orange county register
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Posted: Mar 16, 2016

Judge halts North Carolina fire department’s de-certification

A judge has temporarily halted the de-certification of the Red Springs Volunteer Fire Department at the request of the town. The halt, issued Friday, came as a result of a petition sent to Wayne Goodwin, commissioner of Insurance and state fire marshal, by town attorney Neil Yarborough in February in an attempt to resolve the issue outside of court.
- PUB DATE: 3/16/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: red springs citizen
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Posted: Mar 16, 2016

Follow Up: Michigan firefighters' fund for cancer has no money

When firefighter Stephen Babcock found out he had non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in October, his costs to fight the illness should have been covered. State lawmakers had passed a bill that was supposed to protect firefighters who fell ill with 10 types of cancer that likely stem from on-the-job exposure to carcinogens.
- PUB DATE: 3/16/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: usa today
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