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Posted: Mar 29, 2016

North Carolina City Council holds closed session about leak of Fire Department memo

The Charlotte City Council met in closed session Monday night to discuss the leak of a confidential memo about a firefighter and whether Fire Chief Jon Hannan had any responsibility. The March 4 memo was from City Manager Ron Carlee to firefighter Marty Puckett, the vice president of the Charlotte Firefighters Association Local 660, which has feuded with Hannan over how the department has been managed.
- PUB DATE: 3/29/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Charlotte Observer
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Posted: Mar 29, 2016

Washington battalion chief, female firefighting pioneer, retires after 33 years of service

The first paid female firefighter in Snohomish County retired Monday after 33 years of service. Janet Jaeger also served as the first paid female lieutenant and first battalion chief for Snohomish County Fire District 7. "I just wanted to be a firefighter, more than anything," Jaeger said Monday, looking back at her career.
- PUB DATE: 3/29/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
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Posted: Mar 29, 2016

Injured firefighter count mounts for skeleton crew at Massachusetts department

After the Raynham Fire Department spent most of Easter morning battling a stubborn residential blaze in Raynham, Fire Chief James Januse exhaled deeply as he sank into his desk chair back at the station at 11 a.m. It wasn’t the seven hours on scene that brought about Januse’s sigh, but the thought of yet another firefighter being injured — and how his depleted department will have to continue to overcome a staff shortage.
- PUB DATE: 3/29/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: taunton gazette
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Posted: Mar 29, 2016

Witnesses to Denver apartment building fire describe chaos as children were thrown from windows

As smoke and flames shot from the windows of the Federal View Apartments late Sunday night, bewildered residents gathered outside only to hear the piercing screams of a woman on the third floor. "Grab my baby!" she yelled through the sounds of shattering glass and rushing air. "Grab my baby!" Out from the top floors — one by one — people jumped for safety through a thick, black haze.
- PUB DATE: 3/29/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: denver post
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Posted: Mar 28, 2016

Rogue wave capsizes San Franciso Fire Department boat; Crew rescued

San Francisco Fire Department’s Deputy Chief of Operations, Mark Gonzales, said a “rogue wave” hit the rescue boat and caused it to capsize, despite calm conditions on the water. The San Francisco Fire Department rescue boat was on a training mission Saturday morning, when it flipped over, said officials.
- PUB DATE: 3/28/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ktvu San Francisco
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