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Posted: Jul 18, 2018

Spokane Fire Department appoints new fire marshal

The Spokane Fire Department announced Wednesday the appointment of Megan Phillips as the new City of Spokane Fire Marshal. The fire marshal position became vacant after Fire Marshal Michael Miller retired in June. Phillips previously served as the assistant fire marshal. As fire marshal, Phillips leads the prevention division, which includes code enforcement, plans review, and community risk reduction.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2018 2:50:33 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
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Posted: Jul 18, 2018

Massachusetts town's officials defend 49 percent raise for fire chief

Selectmen said a 49 percent raise for Fire Chief Fred Mitchell Jr. is justified because the town "got a great deal" and "a bargain" when it hired him three years ago. Mitchell, 51, a Rhode Island native, was hired in October 2015 at $63,359 with a contract that boosted his pay annually at 3 percent per year.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Newburyport Daily News
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Posted: Jul 18, 2018

Indiana fire chief recalled as 'great human being,' tireless community man

Many residents of Sullivan County are in mourning following the unexpected death of a long-time community leader. Clay Shidler, chief of the Hymera-Jackson Township Fire Department, died Monday at Terre Haute Regional Hospital after crashing his vehicle in northeastern Sullivan County. Shidler, 60, of Hymera, was a 31-year member of the fire department and volunteered for many community organizations.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Terre Haute Tribune-Star
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Posted: Jul 18, 2018

Florida county approves settlement in fire chief lawsuit

The County Commission approved a proposed settlement agreement Tuesday in a two-year discrimination, then retaliation, lawsuit filed by a Marion County Fire Rescue employee against the county. Marion County Fire Rescue Division Chief Shari Hall filed suit against the county in May 2016, claiming the county discriminated against her based on her gender when she was passed over in 2015 for the fire chief position, which was given to now-retired Paul Nevels.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Ocala Star-Banner
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Posted: Jul 18, 2018

Two Texas firefighters suspended after damaging equipment, memos say

Two Austin firefighters received four-hour suspensions after damaging department equipment during incidents in May and June. The first happened on May 16 when fire specialist Chad Benestante closed a bay door on a fire engine while leaving a station to respond to a call, suspension paperwork said. The second happened on June 10 when firefighter Dustin Mills was working with an aerial ladder.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Austin American-Statesman
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