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Posted: Dec 14, 2017

Fire at downtown Bellevue restaurant snarls morning traffic

Multiple fire crews responded to a Thursday morning blaze at a restaurant in the central business district of downtown Bellevue. Emergency officials say the fire, on the exterior of the restaurant, was extinguished before it could spread to the inside of the building. Crews responded to the Nibbana Thai restaurant at 527 108th Ave.
- PUB DATE: 12/14/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: Dec 14, 2017

Fire Truck Photo of the Day-BME Wildland Rig

Orange County Fire Authority Type 6 brush truck. Dodge Ram 5500 diesel, 4x4 crew cab; aluminum custom body; Darley/Odin Derringer CAFS fire suppression system

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Posted: Dec 13, 2017

Study: Uber Reduces Ambulance Usage in Major U.S. Cities

Comparing ambulance volumes before and after Uber became available in each city, they got their answer: Ambulance usage rate decreased at least 7 percent.

The researchers believe the data in their research paper, released Wednesday, is the first in the country that until now has only been addressed in anecdotes about the trend.

More importantly, they say, the conclusions fit into a broader conversation about health care costs in the country.

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Posted: Dec 13, 2017

Godfrey (IL) Fire Protection District Readying for Increased Risk of Fire Hazards

In fact, the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Red Flag Alert as of this morning, Dec. 11, 2017, alerting people to be abundantly cautious with any possible fire they may be starting. That alert means atmospheric conditions are favorable to causing a fire to go out of control. Those conditions include dry weather, plenty of fuel (such as dead leaves and dry brush), a lack of humidity and strong, gusty winds. Kambarian said those conditions would be in abundance Monday, and possibly for the duration of this week. That brush truck is the Godfrey Fire Protection District's best asset against rural brush fires. Many places under its protection do not have easy access to fire hydrants, so the Godfrey Fire Protection District dispatches one of its brush trucks to respond. The brush truck is a four-wheel-drive off-road machine roughly the same size and shape of a run-of-the-mill pickup truck. The main difference between it and the commercial variety is Godfrey Fire Protection District's brush truck carries about 300 gallons of water.

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Posted: Dec 13, 2017

Wollongong (Australia) to Get New Tactical Rescue Fire Apparatus

The new fire truck, worth $1.2 million, will hit the streets next year after the city was included as one of four NSW locations to receive the cutting-edge firefighting technology.  

Two of the trucks will go into operation at Blacktown and Liverpool fire stations in February, after Fire and Rescue NSW crews complete the training required to use them.  

Another two vehicles will be delivered to Wollongong and Newcastle later in 2018.

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