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Posted: Feb 6, 2020

New foam testing device at airport fire department in California protects environment

VIDEO: The Santa Maria Airport just purchased new equipment that allows the fire department to test its fire-fighting foam, while protecting the environment. The device meets a new FAA regulation regarding foam testing for the airport fire department. It's called NoFoam System. The device is used to test the concentration of water versus foam.
- PUB DATE: 2/6/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KEYT-TV ABC 3 Santa Barbara
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Posted: Feb 6, 2020

High-rise fire deaths in Minnesota city prompt call for sprinkler requirements in tall buildings

In response to a deadly fire in a Minneapolis high-rise last fall, a group of Minnesota lawmakers on Wednesday, Feb. 5, proposed legislation that would require nearly all tall apartment buildings to install automatic sprinkler systems. Five people died Nov. 27, 2019, in an early-morning fire at Cedar High Apartments, a 25-story building near downtown Minneapolis.
- PUB DATE: 2/6/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Duluth News Tribune
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Posted: Feb 6, 2020

Saturday's blast in Nebraska caught on camera; Firefighters recovering, procedural changes implemented

VIDEO: Two Papillion firefighters are still recovering after what is called a smoke explosion during a fire Saturday night. A video of that blast is shown from a Sarpy County deputy’s cruiser cam. A blast of fire and air that caught three Papillion firefighters off guard and too close. One of them is Joe Lapuzza silhouetted against the flames.
- PUB DATE: 2/6/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WOWT-TV NBC 6 Omaha
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Posted: Feb 6, 2020

Pennsylvania court blocks AG’s office from forcibly dissolving volunteer fire company

A Commonwealth Court panel Wednesday thwarted an attempt by the state attorney general’s office to forcibly dissolve a volunteer fire company that refused to participate in a government-organized merger. The ruling means that, for now at least, Independent Fire Company No. 1 in South Williamsport can continue to exist as a nonprofit entity and might even resume fighting fires outside the borough.
- PUB DATE: 2/6/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: PennLive
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Posted: Feb 5, 2020

North Bend Fire Training facility will serve as U.S. quarantine zone; Facility will be one of five nationwide

A Fire Training facility in North Bend has been chosen as the site of quarantine for travelers from Hubei Province China, if they are unable to quarantine themselves. The Washington State Patrol announced on Tuesday (Feb. 4) that its Fire Training Academy (FTA) would become the fifth quarantine zone in the United States, although it will only be used if travelers are unable to self quarantine at home.
- PUB DATE: 2/5/2020 1:06:16 PM - SOURCE: Snoqualmie Valley Record
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