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Posted: Feb 19, 2020

Eight members of Orcas Island Fire & Rescue to participate in firefighter stairclimb

The 29th annual Firefighter Stairclimb is 08 March 2020; participants will climb 69 stories of the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle. Eight members of Orcas Island Fire & Rescue are joining the climb this year. Firefighters perform the climb ‘on air’ in full protective bunker gear weighing over 20kg (44 lbs).
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 2:26:06 PM - SOURCE: Orcas Issues News & Views
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Posted: Feb 19, 2020

North Bend fire training academy removed from list of potential quarantine sites

A state fire training academy near North Bend is no longer on the list of potential coronavirus quarantine sites. With the academy off the table, that leaves just the state-owned property behind the Public Health laboratory in Shoreline on the list. Officials say it would only be used to house healthy people who traveled to the epicenter of the outbreak in China, and can't be quarantined at home.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 12:35:52 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
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Posted: Feb 19, 2020

Man in critical condition after Lacey house fire

A man is in critical condition after he was found inside a burning home in Lacey Monday morning. Lacey police said fire crews were called to the 4300 block of Meridian Road Northeast at 6:57 a.m. When crews arrived, the house was heavily involved in fire and at first, they had to fight the flames from the outside.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 1:51:55 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
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Posted: Feb 19, 2020

California library blaze claims lives of two firefighters

VIDEO: A large, deadly fire consumed the Porterville Library Tuesday evening and claimed the lives of two firefighters. "We are still working on notification," Tulare County Fire Chief Charlie Norman said as he fought back tears. The names of the firefighters killed have not been released. Both work for the city of Porterville, Norman said.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Visalia Delta Times
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Posted: Feb 19, 2020

Firefighters in Maine say new city payroll system violates union agreement

Representatives from the city’s firefighters union say a new public administration software system designed to streamline payroll for the department has instead burdened the force with extra duties. The union has filed a grievance on behalf of its 911 dispatchers claiming the software has not only created more work, but shifted payroll responsibilities to their supervisors who they say haven’t properly been trained to administer it.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Bangor Daily News
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