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Posted: Apr 7, 2016

Board tells longtime Missouri fire chief to reapply for job

The longtime fire chief in Logan-Rogersville could lose his job. Richard Stirts has served as chief part-time for the last 20 years. The fire board decided last Sunday that the job will become full-time and salaried. The board also voted to open that job up to other candidates. "I took it gracefully and am trying to work through the political nightmare that it is," Stirts said on Wednesday.
- PUB DATE: 4/7/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KYTV-TV NBC 3 Springfield
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Posted: Apr 7, 2016

Woman to serve 9 years for arson fire that injured California captain

As part of a plea deal, Harper admits to arson fire that caused Pete Dern to fall through the roof, and she will serve nine years in state prison. Harper will be formally sentenced on May 4th. Deputy District Attorney Dennis Verzosa stated that "after a review of the entire investigation, and after careful consultation with Firefighter Peter Dern and his family, the Fresno Fire Department, and the Investigating Officers, we feel that this is an appropriate and fair resolution to this case.
- PUB DATE: 4/7/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KFSN-TV ABC 30 Frenso/Visalia
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Posted: Apr 7, 2016

Washington fire district hacked, forced to pay ransom

Hackers submitting faked invoices to local fire districts got at least one payoff, and taught local agencies a lesson in network security. On Jan. 22, the city of Snoqualmie, which provides information technology services to King County Fire Protection District 45, paid a ransom of $750 to hackers who had taken control and encrypted files on a computer at the fire district.
- PUB DATE: 4/7/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: valley record
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Posted: Apr 7, 2016

Complaints land Florida firefighter in hot water

A Melbourne firefighter named as firefighter of the quarter late last year faces dismissal after what administrators describe as a ‘serious lack of judgement and self-control,’ in several incidents, from accidentally hitting a nursing home patient with an oxygen tank to taking a fire engine to his girlfriend’s barbecue dinner.
- PUB DATE: 4/7/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: florida today
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Posted: Apr 6, 2016

Illinois Fire Chief Helps Revive Man at City Meeting

Quick response by several city officials likely saved the life of a man who collapsed while addressing the Decatur City Council on Monday. Russell Shulke, a frequent attendee of council and other civic meetings, regularly reads prepared remarks and historical commentary on agenda items during the time designated for appearance of citizens.
- PUB DATE: 4/6/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: firehouse
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