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Posted: Aug 15, 2018

FEMA authorizes funds to fight Boyd's Fire

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized the use of federal funds to help fight the Boyd's Fire, located three miles northwest of Kettle Falls. FEMA Region 10 Administrator Mike O'Hare approved the state of Washington's request on Monday. The fire, which started on Saturday, has burned over 3,000 acres of state and federal land, and forced portions of State Route 20 to close.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
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Posted: Aug 14, 2018

Aberdeen, Hoquiam fire, EMS consolidation talks heat up

With the impending retirement of Hoquiam Fire Chief Paul Dean Oct. 1 and now a letter of support from the presidents of both the Aberdeen and Hoquiam firefighters unions, discussions between the two cities about consolidating fire and EMS services seems to be picking up steam. The letter was presented to the Hoquiam City Council Monday.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2018 7:45:31 PM - SOURCE: The Daily World
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Posted: Aug 14, 2018

Pilot survives as Fire Boss plane goes down in Ferry County

A Fire Boss plane went down in Ferry County this afternoon while fighting one of the 70 fires that sparked east of the Cascades after the lightning storms and winds Saturday. According to the Department of National Resources, the aircraft’s engine failed while fighting a fire, forcing the pilot to leave the fire line and making a hard landing on a logging road.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2018 6:42:39 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
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Posted: Aug 14, 2018

Chehalis Council Approves Emergency Resolution Related to Asbestos in Fire Station

The Chehalis City Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday allowing acting City Manager Glenn Schaffer to expedite the process of paying for work related to the removal of asbestos from the fire station. The resolution allows the city to enter into contracts with firms hired to test for and remove asbestos found Aug.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2018 12:30:19 PM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
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Posted: Aug 14, 2018

Clark County, Yacolt public safety mentor and guide retires after 47 years

It’s the end of an era in Yacolt as longtime public safety leader Tom McDowell has officially stepped away from his post at Clark County Fire District 13 and North Country EMS. Most recently assistant chief for the two agencies, McDowell has been a part of the town and surrounding region’s fire and medical response services for nearly five decades, serving as chief for much of that time until his July 31 retirement.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2018 1:42:13 AM - SOURCE: The
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