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Posted: Aug 24, 2015

Winds shifted shortly before flames overcame firefighters in Washington wildfire

Winds shifted 180 degrees on Engine 642 as it headed up Woods Canyon Road about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday to fight the newly discovered Twisp River Fire. Inside were four firefighters. The engine somehow went off the road as flames approached. Three of the firefighters were later found deceased, inside the fire engine, said John Phipps, lead on the Coordinated Response Protocol Team that is investigating the deaths.
- PUB DATE: 8/24/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: wenatchee world
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Posted: Aug 21, 2015

Phoenix fire captains' certifications in jeopardy

The Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board presented its case against former Phoenix Fire Captains, Sam Richardson and Fred Andes, during its board meeting. The case stems from a citizen complaint filed by Barbara Sloan, regarding the captains investigation of the 2009 fire at her home in which they concluded was arson.
- PUB DATE: 8/21/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
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Posted: Aug 21, 2015

New York's Fire Prevention and Building Code vote brings heated debate

It was the most emotionally charged debate at the state Capitol complex since the end of the legislative session. And it occurred in the most unlikely of settings. The state Fire Prevention and Building Code Council discussed on Wednesday a building codes change to require new residential dwellings to be outfitted with fire sprinkler systems.
- PUB DATE: 8/21/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: times-union
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Posted: Aug 21, 2015

Court reinstates Wyoming firefighters

Barring further court action, or a trial, fire protection for the Yoder, Wyoming, community will return to its traditional status. A preliminary injunction issued Wednesday by Eighth Judicial District Court Judge John Brooks, of Douglas, declares the Yoder Volunteer Fire Department and the Yoder Fire Protection District are separate entities and their relationship is to return to the status quo that existed prior to the upheaval brought about by conflicts over control and management of the department’s day to day operations.
- PUB DATE: 8/21/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Scottsbluff Star Herald
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Posted: Aug 21, 2015

Maryland firefighter survives blast and goes back to fight flames

VIDEO: A Waldorf Firefighter is lucky to be alive after a diesel tank explosion surrounded the 23-year-old in flames early Tuesday morning. It started as a barn fire in Charlotte Hall, Charles County, Md. "I was flowing water on the tank and actually I stopped flowing water for about three seconds," said Allen Bizzell, who told WUSA 9 that's all it took for the explosion to happen.
- PUB DATE: 8/21/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: wusa 9
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