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Posted: Aug 20, 2019

Yelm Area Man Named Chief of Napavine Fire Department

After more than three decades in firefighting, Yelm area resident Dan Mahoney has a title he’s never had before: chief. Mahoney became chief of Lewis County Fire District 5 in Napavine on Aug. 1 after spending his firefighting career — most of which was on a volunteer basis — at numerous departments throughout Thurston County.
- PUB DATE: 8/20/2019 2:10:45 AM - SOURCE: Nisqually Valley News
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Posted: Aug 20, 2019

Brush Fire Contained Near Umtanum Street in Yelm

The Southeast Thurston Fire Authority responded Monday afternoon to a small brush fire burning portions of dry grass and a tree off the Umtanum Street cul-de-sac in Yelm. No injuries were reported, though some neighbors reportedly began evacuation procedures as large flames climbed up a tree nearly 100-feet tall.
- PUB DATE: 8/20/2019 1:41:47 AM - SOURCE: Nisqually Valley News
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Posted: Aug 20, 2019

Area in Pennsylvania has third-fewest national rate of occupational firefighters

The Harrisburg-Carlisle area has the third-fewest occupational firefighters per capita of any metro region in the United States, according to a new ranking based on government data. The ranking developed by security information website ASecureLife compared 2018 census population data and federal employment statistics.
- PUB DATE: 8/20/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Sentinel
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Posted: Aug 20, 2019

New York: The time is near when your house will be on fire and there's nobody available to respond

If you live outside the City of Batavia in Genesee County, the ability of volunteer fire companies to get enough able-bodied manpower to your house in a timely manner if it ever caught on fire is reaching a crisis stage, Tim Yaeger, emergency management coordinator told members of the County Legislature today.
- PUB DATE: 8/20/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Batavian
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Posted: Aug 20, 2019

Colorado county’s rural fire departments ask for county to share federal PILT funding

On a Thursday afternoon, a rain storm drenched the mountains surrounding the Allenspark Fire Protection District’s Station No. 1 off of Colo. 7. As water tapped against the roof, Stephen Coles , vice president of the Allenspark Fire Protection District , gathered with staff around a table with a stack of papers at the ready.
- PUB DATE: 8/20/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Times-Call
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