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Posted: Jan 15, 2020

Volunteer firefighters in one Virginia county fighting for better insurance coverage

First responders in Augusta County are working with county officials to come up with an insurance plan that offers better coverage for volunteer firefighters. Volunteer and career firefighters are held to the same standards of training and certifications but do not receive the same coverage if they are hurt or fall ill on the job.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WVIR-TV NBC/CW+ 29 Charlottesville
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Posted: Jan 15, 2020

Rhode Island: As Middletown debates fire staffing, lack of town water creates concern for some

Sue Gormly stood outside her father’s house on Mitchell’s Lane on Monday morning, surrounded by sweeping fields, and complained of the lack of fire hydrants in the immediate vicinity. Gormly questioned what her family would do if her father’s barn were to catch fire and the Middletown Fire Department’s tanker truck wasn’t available to respond “because they don’t have the manpower to use it,” she said.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Newport Daily News
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Posted: Jan 15, 2020

First Responder Organizations nationwide asking drivers to move over after recent Texas crash results in officer, firefighter deaths

After the crash that resulted in the deaths of Lubbock Police Officer Nicholas Reyna and Lubbock Fire Rescue Lieutenant Eric Hill, and left Firefighter Matthew Dawson with critical injuries, representatives from various First Responder organizations across the country are asking drivers across the country to “pay attention and move over.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCBD-TV NBC 11 Lubbock
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Posted: Jan 15, 2020

Fire station catches fire in North Bend

PHOTO: Eastside Fire & Rescue crews responded Tuesday to a report of a fire in North Bend - and when they arrived on scene they found smoke and flames pouring from one of their own fire stations. The incident unfolded just before 3 p.m. Tuesday when firefighters responded to a fire alarm at a building at 42804 SE 172nd St.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO News 1000 AM and 97.7 FM
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Posted: Jan 15, 2020

Good Samaritans help free North Kitsap Fire & Rescue truck from snow

A North Kitsap Fire & Rescue truck that had become stuck in the snow got a little help from a few good Samaritans who happened to be passing by early Monday morning. At around 3 a.m. Trentin Moss, Josh Smith and Shallee Baker had been driving through Suquamish — checking in on friends and family to ensure everyone was safe while the snow continued to accumulate — when they noticed the stalled fire engine.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Kitsap Daily News - Metered Site
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