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Posted: Aug 18, 2017

Fire truck burns in Monument Hill Fire; investigation to get underway soon

Homes, cars and power poles weren’t the only things that went up in smoke in the Monument Hill Fire this week. A Grant County Fire District 3 truck fell victim to the firestorm on Wednesday. Fire District 3 Chief Don Fortier says the two firefighters manning the truck were doing structure protection on a house at Rd 13 and Rd J when the fire exploded and spread into the brush underneath the truck.
- PUB DATE: 8/18/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: iFiberone
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Posted: Aug 18, 2017

Seattle: Northgate fire victims locked out as their apartments are looted

Nearly every day, Kristen Bass travels to the Park Meridian apartments in Northgate, seeking reassurance that important pieces of her life are still intact. The 30-unit apartment building where she lived for 18 months was badly damaged in an Aug. 5 fire, leaving Bass and about 70 other tenants searching for new homes while the insurance company documents the extent of the damage, and the landlord makes plans for the building’s demolition.
- PUB DATE: 8/18/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Seattle Times
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Posted: Aug 17, 2017

New program helped save mother, daughter hit by car in N. Spokane

The Spokane Fire Department said Thursday that two people are alive thanks to a program called Automatic Aid. On Wednesday afternoon, a mother and daughter were hit by a car in the North Spokane Costco parking lot. Officials said at one point, the mother was pinned under the car and crews had to lift the car to pull her out safely.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2017 3:19:05 PM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2
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22 Aug 2017 GEMT Webinar 8/22/2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

(Instructor: Keith Wright)  August 22, 2017, 10am-11am

This presentation will focus on the upcoming Washington Ground Emergency Medical Transport program (GEMT). By the end of this presentation, you should have a clear overview of the GEMT program and be able to communicate with others at a high level regarding the programs’ intent and structure, and the current status of the program. Discussion topics will include;

> How we got here
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13 Sep 2017 WFC Board Meeting September 9/13/2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The September WFC Board Meeting will be held September 13, 2017, 10am-2pm in Wenatchee, WA.  Members are welcome to attend, please contact the WFC office if you would like to attend.

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8 Nov 2017 WFC Board Meeting November 11/8/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The November WFC Board Meeting will be held November 8, 2017, 10am-2pm virtually.  Members are welcome to attend, please contact the WFC office if you would like to attend.
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