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Posted: Oct 22, 2021

Body found in burning car in Pierce County

Deputies are investigating after a body was found in a burning car in Parkland on Thursday morning. Central Pierce Fire crews responded to a report of a car fire at an apartment complex in the 1400 block of Sales Road South at about 4:15 a.m. When crews arrived, they extinguished the fire and found a body in the driver’s seat.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2021 4:08:29 PM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13 Seattle
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Posted: Oct 22, 2021

Lebanon (OR) Fire District Chooses Emerick Construction to Join $13.6M Station 31 Project

The Lebanon (OR) Fire District has chosen Emerick Construction as a construction manager/general contractor for its $13.6 million Station 31 project, reports democratherald.com. Emerick Construction joins alongside Rice Fergus Miller, the architectural firm hired in late 2020.

Emerick will also submit a guaranteed maximum price which will provide an extra layer of fiscal responsibility, according to the report.

Demolition plans were set to begin this summer, but Fire Apparatus reported at the time that there were delays. Now, demolition is projected to begin in spring 2022, with a completion date still anticipated in summer 2023.

Lebanon voters approved a 26-year, $16-million bond for the district in November 2019, the report says.

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Posted: Oct 22, 2021

Kauai (HI) Fire Dept. Puts New Engine in Service

Kauai (HI) Fire Department blessed its newest fire truck on Thursday (Oct. 21), according to a report published by KITV4.

The television station reported the new truck replaces one at the Waimea fire station after its previous truck completed 15 years of service.

The truck was blessed in the presence of firefighters, the chief and the mayor of the community to provide for the safety and well-being of our community, the station reported.

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Posted: Oct 22, 2021

Two Riverside County (CA) Fire Stations Set for Upgrades

The Riverside County (CA) Board of Supervisors has approved plans for two county fire station projects to replace aging and outgrown facilities in the Salton Sea community of North Shore and the eastern Riverside County community of Desert Center, reports ukenreport.com.

Each project will be constructed through a public-private partnership between Tilden‑Coil Constructors, Inc., the Riverside County Facilities Management Department, and the Riverside County Fire Department, according to the report. Construction is expected to start next summer, with both facilities expected to open in 2023.

The stations will continue operating while construction of the new facilities takes place on adjacent parcels, the report says. The new facilities will be state of the art and constructed for a 50-year lifespan.

About 44% of the project funding will come from the fire department budget, another 44% from development impact fees, and 12% from the county’s solar fund.

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Posted: Oct 22, 2021

Baltimore (MD) Fire Truck Involved in Fatal Dirt Bike Crash

A Baltimore fire truck collided with a dirt bike, reportedly on the way to a building fire, and the man riding the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene on Thursday night, according to a report published by the Baltimore Sun.

The newspaper reported the male dirt bike rider was traveling eastbound, while the fire engine was traveling south bound at the four-way intersection and the body of the man was about 50 feet from the point of impact. The unidentified rider was trapped under the engine and when police arrived, he was pronounced dead at the scene, the paper reported, adding that someone picked up the dirt bike and drove off with it, leaving the victim at the scene.

No firefighters were hurt during the incident, but they were transported to the hospital for evaluation and a critical incident stress management team was called in to help firefighters with their mental health, the paper reported.  

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