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Posted: Jan 15, 2020

Bill allows preemptive Washington state mobilization for wildfires

Washington’s state mobilization plan allows the use of state resources to suppress a wildfire when a blaze goes beyond the capacities of the local fire services. HB 2228, introduced by Rep. Larry Springer (D-45), would allow preemptive use of those resources if a wildfire is expected to require them.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2020 4:53:25 PM - SOURCE: Lens
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Posted: Jan 15, 2020

New Yakima firefighters' union says city won't pay for prevention programs

In a post on Facebook, the Yakima Firefighters Association says city council has eliminated "any and all fire prevention and education." In that same post, they give stats pointing out an increase in youth fire setters as more prevention programs have disappeared. The union writes in the post that in 2008, they believe thirty-five percent of Yakima's fires may have been set by someone.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2020 11:23:23 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
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Posted: Jan 15, 2020

Yakima firefighters' union says city won't pay for prevention programs

In a post on Facebook, the Yakima Firefighters Association says city council has eliminated "any and all fire prevention and education." In that same post, they give stats pointing out an increase in youth fire setters as more prevention programs have disappeared. The union writes in the post that in 2008, they believe thirty-five percent of Yakima's fires may have been set by someone.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2020 11:23:23 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
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Posted: Jan 15, 2020

Firefighters Respond: Dozens of Patients at 7 California Schools Treated After Jet Drops Fuel While Returning to LAX

VIDEO: Dozens of people at seven schools in the Los Angeles area were treated for minor injuries after a plane with mechanical issues dumped a load of jet fuel while returning to LAX for an emergency landing on Tuesday, officials said. The incident was initially reported shortly before noon at Park Avenue Elementary School in the 8000 block of Park Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTLA-TV WB 5 Los Angeles
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Posted: Jan 15, 2020

Fire department in Maine violated air quality rules when it burned an old market

The town of Wiscasset has been fined $1,000 after its fire department violated air quality rules and created a public safety threat when it burned the old Huber’s Market on Route 1. In a memo dated Jan. 3, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection said the Wiscasset Fire Department failed to remove waste material prior to the burn, did not investigate if asbestos or lead paint was present, did not have a written training plan and created a “nuisance and public safety threat” during the demolition of the Huber’s Market building.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Bangor Daily News - Metered Site
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