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Posted: Jan 17, 2020

4 people displaced, woman hospitalized in Vancouver house fire

Four people were displaced after a fire damaged a home in Vancouver. Crews responded to the 1200 block of Southeast Park Crest Avenue on Thursday around 11:20 a.m. and extinguished flames in the home’s attic in approximately 30 minutes. Firefighters while battling the blaze found a woman in the back bedroom behind a closed door and helped her escape.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPTV FOX 12 Portland
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Posted: Jan 17, 2020

Firefighters investigate cause of fire in Pasco

Firefighters are investigating an apartment complex fire in Pasco that happened early Friday morning. Pasco Firefighters and several others from surrounding agencies responded to the Stonegate Apartments on Road 68 at about 1:30 a.m. The fire started on a bottom-level unit in building J of the complex, according to fire crews on the scene.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCYU-TV FOX 41
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Posted: Jan 16, 2020

‘It will change lives’: Wisconsin firefighters lobby for PTSD bill, paramedics hope to be included

More than 100 Wisconsin firefighters and emergency responders lobbied for a bill Wednesday that they say will save lives. The bill would remove barriers for public safety officers to get worker’s compensation for post-traumatic stress disorder. Because of a 1974 Supreme Court decision, to get worker’s compensation, public safety officers must demonstrate a PTSD diagnosis based on extraordinary stress above what is usually experienced by others on the job.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison
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Posted: Jan 16, 2020

North Carolina fire department introduces Ride-Along

Those interested in learning more about the operation of the Asheboro Fire Department will soon be able to with the introduction of the department’s Ride-Along Program. Lt. Jason Joines says the program, which has never before been offered by the Asheboro Fire Department (AFD), is open to any interested individuals, but that it’s aimed towards those who might be considering a career as a firefighter.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Courier-Tribune
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Posted: Jan 16, 2020

Illinois Police Enter Blood-Drawing Arrangement With Fire Department

Tuesday night's village board meeting was very long and, at times, very confusing, but a few important developments did emerge from it regardless. Among them, the board voted to approve an inter-governmental agreement between the Oswego Police and Fire Departments that will allow fire department paramedics to draw blood for police sobriety tests.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Oswego Patch
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