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Posted: Feb 4, 2020

‘New heart, new start’: Lieutenant may be first in Washington state to return to full duty after heart transplant

Lt. Reece Chambers of East Jefferson Fire Rescue has a lot of heart. He’s now on his second one. Chambers, 42, is believed to be the first firefighter in Washington state to return to front-line duty after receiving a heart transplant. He went back on Jan. 2. “New heart, new start,” Chambers said Friday while working at the Chimacum fire station.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Peninsula Daily News - Metered Site
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Posted: Feb 4, 2020

Mountain rescue 911: Should hikers in Phoenix have to pay for their own rescues?

The Phoenix Fire Department responded to more than 250 mountain rescue calls in 2019, more than one every other day. Working with numbers provided by the Phoenix Fire Department, 12 News broke that number down by mountain and focused on the four busiest mountains in the area: Camelback Mountain, Piestewa Peak, South Mountain, and Papago Park.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
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Posted: Feb 4, 2020

Montana Treasure: How Great Falls Fire Rescue paved the way for firefighting

VIDEO: From blazes, to crashes and medical emergencies, firefighters risk life and limb everyday to serve their communities, and Great Falls Fire Rescue is no different, tackling all sorts of emergencies since the late 1800s. In its 136 years of service, the Electric City's fire department is no stranger to the history books, scoring statewide firsts in firefighting over the decades, as they tackle both minor and major situations.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTMF-TV ABC/FOX 23 Missoula
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Posted: Feb 4, 2020

Texas: Austin Fire Department takes responsibility for South Austin foamy water

VIDEO: Austin Fire Department Chief Joel Baker says the Department is at fault for the foamy water as many as 300 South Austin neighbors had come through their sinks more than a week ago, citing issues with one engine’s foam eductor pump as the culprit. On January 22, crews put out a fire at a church, but needed to use Class A foam because of how intense the fire got.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KEYE-TV CBS 42 Austin
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Posted: Feb 3, 2020

After line of duty death, Massachusetts city to hire consultant for Fire Department review

The city intends to hire a professional fire service consultant to conduct an examination and analysis of the administration, operations, training and deployment practices of the Fire Department. The study will include a master plan for the Fire Department that will assess its internal operations and staffing, and provide a gap analysis of its current situation against national standards and best practices, according to City Manager Edward M.
- PUB DATE: 2/3/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Telegram & Gazette
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