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Posted: Jul 26, 2017

Indiana firefighter pulls trapped partner to safety

Each day, police and firefighters set out to keep their communities safe, and the response during a recent fire displayed the courage and unselfishness of the city's first responders. Several were honored during a recent City Council meeting for their heroic actions to save the lives of numerous people during a large apartment fire at the Lake in the Woods complex.
- PUB DATE: 7/26/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: nwi.com
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Posted: Jul 26, 2017

IAFC Asks Fire Service to Urge Governors to Opt into FirstNet

The IAFC Board of Directors has issued a call to action for fire service leaders to urge governors in their states to opt into FirstNet. “We urge IAFC members and state fire chiefs associations to make their voices heard and participate in the process to recommend to governors that they should allow FirstNet to build out the radio access network (RAN) in the state and to not opt-out and build out their own RANs,” the board said in a statement adopted July 24 in Charlotte, N.
- PUB DATE: 7/26/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: International Association of Fire Chiefs
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Posted: Jul 26, 2017

Teen steals keys, purse from Missouri fire station, then returns to swipe pickup

A teenager came into the firehouse at 6500 Michigan Avenue on Monday night looking for a soda, and walked out with a paramedic’s purse and keys to a firefighter’s pickup. The burglary happened around 7:30 p.m. during a shift change as emergency medical crews were talking outside the station in the Carondelet neighborhood.
- PUB DATE: 7/26/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Posted: Jul 26, 2017

Massachusetts Fire Chief ‘can’t go cold turkey,’ accepts New Hampshire job

Concord Fire Chief Mark Cotreau will become the next fire chief in Rye, New Hampshire. Selectmen in the seacoast community approved a three-year contract July 24 paying Cotreau $83,200 annually, according to Rye Town Administrator Michael Magnant. His first day on the job is Sept. 11. “The two words we kept hearing were ‘integrity’ and ‘honesty,’” Magnant said of responses from people the town interviewed during a background check on Cotreau.
- PUB DATE: 7/26/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Wickedlocal.com
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Posted: Jul 26, 2017

North Carolina fire department leaders work to rebuild following a troubling fiscal audit

One local fire department made some major changes after going through a six-month audit in 2016 that garnered a lot of attention. Hubert Volunteer Fire Department was put in the spotlight both locally and with online firefighter websites when Onslow County withheld quarterly funds from them pending the submission of a correct audit, according to the department’s chief, Joseph Williams.
- PUB DATE: 7/26/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: JDnews.com
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