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Posted: Feb 5, 2020

Dogs save Seattle family who didn’t know home was on fire

VIDEO: A family who lost nearly everything in a devastating house fire last weekend told KIRO 7 they escaped with their lives thanks to their two dogs. 13-year-old Maurice Jones said he was visiting his grandmother’s home and had just awakened when the dogs, PJ and Precious, frantically showed up at a downstairs door.
- PUB DATE: 2/5/2020 12:42:08 PM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
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Posted: Feb 5, 2020

Commissioner To Visit Firefighter Training in Ellensburg

State officials are already preparing for the upcoming fire season. On Wednesday the Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz is set to visit Wildland Fire and Forest Health orientation and training in Ellensburg. The Department of Natural Resources is training 30 new wildland firefighters and forest health specialists learning about fire and forest safety procedures, working with the Wildfire and Forest Health Plans and receiving updates on local community risks and forest information.
- PUB DATE: 2/5/2020 5:38:01 AM - SOURCE: KIT 1280-AM & 99.3-FM
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Posted: Feb 5, 2020

Study Results Identify the Best Cities for Firefighters to Work

With climate change spurring intense and longer wildfire seasons, fire safety and preparation is no longer an option. As seen in the United States and across the world in Australia and the Amazon, wildfires are devastating and can dramatically affect the economy of a region. With the growing frequency and severity of wildfires, firefighters are needed more than ever to protect cities and communities.
- PUB DATE: 2/5/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: AdvisorSmith
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Posted: Feb 5, 2020

‘Gray Death’ drug mixture reaches Indiana, puts first responders at risk

“Gray Death” is a particularly dangerous mixture of heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil and other synthetic opioids, and it has made its way to Indiana. Carfentanil, which is used as a tranquilizing agent for elephants and other large mammals, is 10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times more potent than fentanyl, according to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.
- PUB DATE: 2/5/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WAVE-TV NBC 3
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Posted: Feb 5, 2020

Pennsylvania fire chief is in danger of losing his job and it’s all because of where he lives

York City's Fire Chief had to make a choice. So, he chose his home. But because of that decision, he could lose his job by the end of this month. Residency requirements in the city of York require the fire chief to live within the city limits. Deardorff lives in West Manchester Township with his children and wife.
- PUB DATE: 2/5/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPMT-TV FOX 43 York
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