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Posted: Sep 24, 2018

Illinois firefighters to help battle human sex trafficking

The Peoria Fire Department is trained to do much more than just put out flames; in fact now they're adding a new skill to their repertoire, that could save someone's life, but not in the way most would assume. They're joining the fight against human sex trafficking in Central Illinois through a new training.
- PUB DATE: 9/24/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Week.com
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Posted: Sep 24, 2018

Fire Truck Photo of the Day-HME Rescue-Pumper

Dona Ana County 14, Las Cruces, NM Fire Department Ahrens-Fox rescue-pumper. HME 1871 Spectr cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 450-hp engine; Hale Qmax 2,000-gpm pump.

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Posted: Sep 22, 2018

Central Whidbey Island Fire hopes high-tech gadgets will entice, retain volunteers

Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue is not only geared up to fight fires, but now also has new gadgets to recruit and retain volunteers. Training Capt. Jerry Helm showed off his new purchases of items such as a tent, iPads, TV monitors, signs of all shapes and sizes and a trailer to carry it all in at a recent fire commissioners meeting.
- PUB DATE: 9/22/2018 1:46:00 AM - SOURCE: Whidbey News-Times
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Posted: Sep 22, 2018

Massive 3-alarm fire burns Everett appliance store

A massive three-alarm fire burned an Everett appliance store Friday evening. The fire at the Judd & Black Appliance Store broke out just after 7:30 p.m., according to Steve Goforth with Everett Fire. Initial reports are it began in a dumpster and spread to the building, but as of midnight on Saturday, those reports appear to not be true.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2018 10:37:10 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: Sep 21, 2018

South Thurston Fire District Receives FEMA Grants

The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently awarded a pair of grants worth more than $500,000 to South Thurston Fire & EMS, which serves Tenino among other locales. The larger of the two grants, a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant worth $478,904, will be allocated over four years towards recruiting, training and retaining volunteer firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2018 8:23:59 PM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
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