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Posted: Oct 17, 2018

Dallas Fire-Rescue's chief named sole finalist for gig at Texas A&M

After a little more than two years on the job, Dallas Fire-Rescue Chief David Coatney appears to be headed for the exit. Coatney on Tuesday was named the sole finalist to become director of the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, also known as TEEX. State law requires the university and Coatney — who officials say energized the Dallas department and made major strides in promoting safety measures — wait 21 days before making the deal official.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Dallas Morning News
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Posted: Oct 17, 2018

Colorado firefighter leaving Mexican hospital with the help of Congressman

Army veteran and Lafayette firefighter Lt. Jason Oliver took off for Cancun last week to celebrate his anniversary with his wife Maigan. Just three days into their weeklong tropical vacation, however, Jason Oliver was confined to a Mexican hospital bed rather than a poolside cabana. Trained as paramedic firefighter, Oliver said he began to notice some troubling neurological symptoms Friday and was taken by ambulance to the local hospital for a checkup.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Times-Call
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Posted: Oct 17, 2018

Clallam County Fire District No. 2 crews knock down blaze that endangered two homes

Crews extinguished a house fire on Edgewood Drive on Tuesday and prevented the blaze from destroying an adjacent home, Clallam County Fire District No. 2 Deputy Chief Jake Patterson said. All of the occupants of the houses at 2418 and 2414 Edgewood Drive were accounted for, Patterson said. One pet dog was missing, he said.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Peninsula Daily News
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Posted: Oct 17, 2018

Fire Truck Photo of the Day-Alexis Brush Truck

West Brooklyn Fire Protection District flatbed brush truck. Ford F-550XL 4x4 DRW cab and chassis; Ford Power Stroke 6.7-liter 330-hp engine; heavy-duty aluminum flatbed body; Darley 1.5 AGE pump with 20-hp Honda gas engine.

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Posted: Oct 16, 2018

Hartley (TX) VFD Receives $200,000 Grant

Hartley VFD was able to retire a 1978 water tender from its fleet. The new tender carries up to five firefighters with self-contained breathing apparatus capability in the back seat and a foam injection system.

“We have a lot of response calls for hay and cotton module fires,” White said. “The foam is made to help cut the oxygen supply to the fire and allows for a faster knockdown.”

The tender will primarily carry water to the scene of a fire but will also be used for traffic control and to house rescue tools.

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