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Posted: Mar 22, 2016

Maine city considers fees for excessive nonemergency calls

Last year, one Bangor resident called for emergency assistance 171 times. Another person called first responders to their home only to ask the firefighter to hand them an out-of-reach TV remote control. In response to a growing number of calls for aid that Bangor’s emergency responders say shouldn’t be necessary, the Fire Department wants the city to start charging fees to people or institutions who frequently call for help when no one needs to be taken to a hospital.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: bangor daily news
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Posted: Mar 22, 2016

Update: North Carolina fire chief to have skin-graft surgery on arms

A Hoke County fire chief who was seriously burned while battling a woods fire will undergo a skin graft procedure Tuesday as he continues to recover from his injuries. Michael Scott, chief of the Hillcrest Fire Department, is being treated at the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center in Chapel Hill for burns on his arms and face.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Fayetteville Observer
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Posted: Mar 22, 2016

Boston Fire Department cans former district chief

The Boston Fire Department has canned a former district fire chief convicted last month of skimming $50,000 from taxpayer coffers while he ran the department’s firefighter academy. Edward Scigliano, 46, was fired by Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn on Wednesday, the same day the department held a hearing attended by Scigliano.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: boston herald
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Posted: Mar 21, 2016

South Carolina firefighter dies after being struck by fire truck

A firefighter is dead after falling off of the back of a fire truck during a house fire in Conway. Chris Ray was part of the Conway Fire Department responding to a house fire on Hickory Circle around 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Both Conway and Horry County Fire Departments were fighting the blaze. Ray fell off the back of the truck and was hit as it backed up, South Carolina Highway Patrol says.
- PUB DATE: 3/21/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WIS-TV Columbia Channel 10
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Posted: Mar 21, 2016

FDNY’s new entry exam asks about everything but firefighting

FDNY candidates will take an entry exam that quizzes them on topics like African killer bees and on math questions such as comparing veggie chips to pretzels, but little on firefighting. With the city planning to give the first FDNY entry exam in five years in 2017, critics say the test has been dumbed down since a judge ruled a former exam discriminated against minorities.
- PUB DATE: 3/21/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: new york post
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