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Posted: Feb 26, 2020

Hunterdon firehouses are working together in a program that could be a model for others across New Jersey

Not only is somebody going to respond, but they are going to respond quickly. That’s how Deputy Chief of Quakertown Fire Company Brad Patkochis described the North Hunterdon Fire Alliance’s Squad 51 program, through which the communities of Quakertown (Franklin Township) as well as High Bridge, Lebanon, Clinton and Annandale are each serviced by the fire companies of all five towns.
- PUB DATE: 2/26/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
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Posted: Feb 26, 2020

A baby born, a life saved: Iowa fire department recognizes saves beyond fighting fires

VIDEO: It's easy to see and hear a firetruck when it's driving past but unless you are up close you might have missed a special marking. Small stickers line the doors of Davenport Fire Department trucks symbolizing an accomplishment achieved by the crew on board. "Those calls they go on, the saves they have or bringing a child into the world it's kinda a pride thing to recognize that they did something like that," Lt.
- PUB DATE: 2/26/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WQAD-TV ABC 8 Moline
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Posted: Feb 26, 2020

Former Trial Lawyer Selected as Volunteer of the Year at Bald Hills Fire Department

John Parken, the trial lawyer, died in 1995. Three years later, a new John Parken was born — and along with him the noble purpose in life he’d been seeking. Twenty-two years after that, the now accomplished Parken was chosen the 2019 Bald Hills Fire Department Volunteer of the Year. This is his story: John Parken needed a change.
- PUB DATE: 2/26/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Nisqually Valley News
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Posted: Feb 26, 2020

Thurston County: Man breaks hip while mowing lawn, EMTs who helped him return to finish the work

EMTs who responded to an elderly man who broke his hip while mowing his law returned to finish the work for him. The case happened Friday morning, February 21, in Thurston County. The man was mowing his lawn when he fell and broke his hip. EMTs from West Thurston Regional Fire responded and took him to a nearby hospital, then returned to finish the yardwork.
- PUB DATE: 2/26/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
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Posted: Feb 26, 2020

Investigators look for signs of arson after 2 cars catch fire in North Spokane

An investigation is underway after two unoccupied cars caught fire in North Spokane early Wednesday morning. The cars may have been set on fire in the area of Northstar Lane and North Cedar at about 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, according to Spokane Police Officer John O'Brien. Spokane County Fire District 9 has fire investigators currently looking at the scene for signs of arson, Assistant Fire Chief Doug Bleeker said.
- PUB DATE: 2/26/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KREM 2 News Spokane
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