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Posted: Mar 10, 2016

Firefighting foam may have contaminated groundwater

The military is beginning to check whether chemicals from its firefighting foam may have contaminated groundwater at hundreds of sites nationwide, according to the Defense Department. The Navy began sampling water at bases in December. At a naval landing field in Virginia, the U.S. Navy is now giving its personnel bottled water and testing wells in the nearby rural area after the discovery of perfluorinated chemicals in drinking water.
- PUB DATE: 3/10/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: U.S. News & World Report
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Posted: Mar 10, 2016

Yarnell Hill Fire: Movie about Granite Mountain Hotshot tragedy ‘in development’

Preliminary development work reportedly is underway on a movie that would tell the story of the Granite Mountain Hotshot tragedy. Ellen Schwartz, vice president of production for Black Label Media, confirmed Monday, March 7, that the production company is working to develop “No Exit,” a film about the 19 young men who died while fighting the Yarnell Hill wildfire in June 2013.
- PUB DATE: 3/10/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Lake Havasu City News-Herald
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Posted: Mar 9, 2016

9 firefighters hurt as blast levels building in Seattle

Nine Seattle firefighters were injured in an apparent natural gas explosion that leveled at least three businesses in the Greenwood neighborhood early Wednesday morning. The explosion happened in the area of the Greenwood Quick Stop Market at N. 85th Street and Greenwood Avenue N. just before 1:45 a.
- PUB DATE: 3/9/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4
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Posted: Mar 9, 2016

Detroit EMT injured in attack

A Detroit emergency medical technician was attacked on a run Tuesday evening, city officials said. The worker was in stable condition at St. John Hospital after the attack with a department radio, said Detroit Senior Firefighter James Plieth. Two EMTs were responding to a medical emergency in the 4600 block of Chatsworth on the city’s east side about 7:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 3/9/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: the detroit news
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Posted: Mar 9, 2016

Texas fire chief quits, mayor wants answers

Vernon's fire chief has resigned, and the city's mayor has accused administrators of encouraging secrecy within the ranks of the fire department. Meanwhile, Vernon's city manager told the Times Record News he has given the mayor and commissioners as much information about the former chief's resignation as privacy laws allow.
- PUB DATE: 3/9/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Times Record News
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