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Posted: Jan 16, 2019

Three Rescuers Hurt After Virginia Fire Apparatus Rolls Over

 
 

The crash happened around 11 p.m. Tuesday along Zulla Road in Fauquier County, about five miles south of Middleburg. A firetruck from Loudoun County’s fire department was returning from an emergency medical call. Middleburg’s Engine 603 went off the road, flipped and landed on its roof and hit a power pole. Some homes in the area were without power for some time.

Three rescuers were taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

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Posted: Jan 16, 2019

Charleston (SC) Limits Fire Apparatus Response

 
 

Like in some other municipalities, Charleston’s previous policy was that fire trucks were dispatched for all medical calls — even though their roles were limited at the scene. Firefighters could stabilize patients until EMS arrived, but couldn’t transport patients themselves.  

In addition, non-emergency medical calls took up a chunk of firefighters’ time. A three-year study revealed that Charleston fire trucks responded to more than 14,000 calls where the person’s life was not immediately at risk.

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Posted: Jan 16, 2019

Shutdown cancels Federal Wildfire Training in Oregon, Washington

From aviation contracts to deals with vendors and even seasonal hiring, the partial federal government shutdown is cutting into planning and preparation for the 2019 wildfire season in the Northwest. According to Washington Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz, one training for firefighting managers has already been canceled, because the federal government has been partially shuttered.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2019 10:11:22 AM - SOURCE: news.opb
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Posted: Jan 16, 2019

One rescued from burning house in Mill Creek

A fast-moving fire displaced a family of four Monday evening, with firefighters evacuating one person. No one was injured. Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded at 6:02 p.m. to a report of a house fire, with someone trapped inside, in the 17700 block of 30th Drive SE, south of Mill Creek. “When crews arrived on scene they found a fast moving fire extending throughout the back of the home,” District 7 said in a news release.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2019 7:13:26 AM - SOURCE: Everett Herald - Metered Site
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Posted: Jan 16, 2019

Port Townsend: Assistant chief named at East Jefferson Fire-Rescue

Pete Brummel, a 28-year fire service veteran, has been named assistant chief for East Jefferson Fire-Rescue. Brummel replaces Deputy Chief of Training and Operations Ted Krysinski, who is retiring in a few months. Krysinski will continue with the department for another year, working on such legacy projects as the training tower that he will see through to completion.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2019 2:58:24 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
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