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Posted: Jul 31, 2015

Fire truck on hold after Ohio city's treasurer refuses to sign check

Galion City Council President Carl Watt shook his head Thursday night during a heated Police, Fire and Health Committee meeting. “I thought I (saw) every low-down dirty trick,” Watt said, talking about his experience on Galion City Council and the Crawford County Commissioners Board. “But this tops them all.
- PUB DATE: 7/31/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: galion inquirer
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Posted: Jul 31, 2015

Connecticut deputy chief suspended without pay related to actions at task force hearing

Deputy fire Chief Daniel Nolan, suspended with pay since April pending an investigation into his actions at a fire department task force hearing, has received a 30-day unpaid suspension following an administrative hearing. Nolan, who runs the department's training, learned of his suspension via an email from Vincent Fusco, president of the Hartford Firefighters Association, according to Nolan's attorney, Mario Cerame.
- PUB DATE: 7/31/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: hartford courant
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Posted: Jul 31, 2015

Fire truck crash victim to get $15M settlement from two California cities

A 53-year-old father who lost his right leg after a crash sent a fire truck careening into a restaurant last year is poised to receive a $15 million settlement from Alhambra and Monterey Park, according to court documents. As Kenneth Thai of Monterey Park waited to cross an intersection on April 16, 2014, an Alhambra fire ladder truck heading south on Garfield Avenue collided with a Monterey Park fire engine going east on Emerson Avenue.
- PUB DATE: 7/31/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: San Gabriel Valley Tribune
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Posted: Jul 30, 2015

Michigan city's firefighters saved by $2 million federal grant

U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee's office sent an email Wednesday afternoon, July 29, proudly announcing Saginaw will receive a $2 million grant that will prevent 13 firefighters from being laid off this fall. About 15 minutes later, about a dozen firefighters jumped into their turnout gear and sped toward a fire on Saginaw's East Side.
- PUB DATE: 7/30/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: mlive
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Posted: Jul 30, 2015

Dispatcher failed caller, Albuquerque fire chief says

Albuquerque Fire Chief David Downey says 17-year-old Esperanza Quintero did everything right when she called 911 as part of a desperate attempt to save her friend who had been shot. “The young lady … couldn’t have been doing it better. She was outstanding. The problem was she needed support,” Downey said in a Journal interview.
- PUB DATE: 7/30/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Albuquerque Journal
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