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Posted: Nov 19, 2020

4 People Injured, 4 Apartments Destroyed In New York fire

VIDEO: A raging fire in Queens forced families out of their homes Wednesday night as temperatures fell below freezing for the first time since last winter. The fire started around 8 p.m. at a seven-story building on New Haven Avenue and Beach 22nd Street in Far Rockaway. CBS2’s Cory James reports it took about 100 firefighters two hours to get the blaze under control.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLNY-TV CBS 55 Riverhead
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Posted: Nov 19, 2020

Maine: Town's 83-year-old fire truck still going strong

Hiram's fire chief Bruce Pyburn is proud to show off the town's first fire truck. "This is the original lettering, all gold leaf, original hoses, original ladder," Pyburn said. "It's a '37 Dodge that has been with the department since day one." The truck was purchased in 1937, the same year the Hiram Fire Department was started.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTHR-TV NBC 13 Indianapolis
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Posted: Nov 19, 2020

Wisconsin fire department celebrates 100 years

The Wisconsin Rapids Fire Department is celebrating 100 years of full-time service to the community. The city of Wisconsin Rapids was developed as a consolidation of Grand Rapids, which sat on the east side of the Wisconsin River and Centralia, which was situated in the west side. The two municipalities combined in the spring of 1900 and bore the name of Grand Rapids, until the name was changed to Wisconsin Rapids to correct and freight/mail confusion with Grand Rapids, MI.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Wisconsin Rapids City Times
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Posted: Nov 19, 2020

U.S. Representative calls for reversal of rule allowing natural gas ‘bomb trains’ in New York county

Rep. Joe Morelle is calling on a federal agency to reverse a new rule that allows railroad tankers carrying liquefied natural gas to roll through Monroe County. The rule went into effect on Aug. 24, though it faces several legal challenges. It allows trains to carry up to 100 tankers of liquefied gas on American railroads, as long as the gas is stored in a specifically-designed tanker whose safety as a container for the gas has been largely untested.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Rochester City Newspaper
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Posted: Nov 18, 2020

New Jersey firefighter, 80, honored on 'Rachael Ray' show for service to community

VIDEO: On the surface, Bob Halberstadt's roles as a volunteer EMT and firefighter in his native Blairstown are not all that unusual. But considering he is old enough to be the father or even the grandfather of his fellow first responders, the 80-year-old stands out for his service and his sense of duty to keep his community safe.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New Jersey Herald - Metered Site
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