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Posted: May 4, 2016

Cleveland's fire chief says essential broken equipment will be fixed

Cleveland’s fire chief said Tuesday his department would repair broken equipment that left his firefighters without a way to refill their air tanks inside city limits. The comments came after’s Derick Waller learned the department’s five air compressors were not operational. Instead, first responders had been taking daily trips to Valley View’s fire department fill up a Cleveland air tanker.
- PUB DATE: 5/4/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WEWS-TV IBS 5 Cleveland
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Posted: May 3, 2016

Tensions rise as Ohio town votes for fire department takeover

Tensions were heightened Monday at a meeting of the Springfield Township trustees. Dozens of citizens, including many from neighboring Spencer Township, attended the meeting to discuss the future of the Spencer Township Fire Department. At 7:42 p.m., the department’s fate was sealed. In a 2-1 vote, Springfield Township trustees voted to take over service of the Spencer Township Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 5/3/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: toledo blade
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Posted: May 3, 2016

Man dies of injuries after car collides with Kentucky fire engine

PHOTO - A man was killed and a Lexington firefighter was trapped temporarily in the driver’s seat of a fire engine after a traffic accident Monday afternoon on Man o’ War Boulevard near Nichols Park Drive. Cody A. Emery, 23, was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center after the crash, where he died of his injuries at at 5:26 p.
- PUB DATE: 5/3/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: lexington herald-leader
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Posted: May 3, 2016

NTSB report on fatal 2015 D.C. Metro smoke incident criticizes Metro, first-responders and FTA

Throughout Metro’s 40-year history, the National Transportation Safety Board has repeatedly raised questions about the agency’s safety culture that have not been adequately addressed, its three-jurisdiction governance model has proven “uniquely dysfunctional” and the federal agency that sought safety oversight of the transit agency has made recommendations that are “non-enforceable.
- PUB DATE: 5/3/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: the washington post - metered site
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Posted: May 3, 2016

Property owners sue Connecticut city, fire officials over perfume factory blaze

Da’nay McBride strolled down Seaview Avenue recently, past the site of the September 2014 fire that destroyed a warehouse and threatened surrounding homes like hers. Federal contractors are still busy hauling away the remnants of metal drums of chemicals that tenant Rowayton Trading company had stored there.
- PUB DATE: 5/3/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: connecticut post
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