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Posted: Feb 12, 2020

Apartment building fire in California leaves 2 injured; 'all residents not accounted for,' fire officials say

VIDEOS: A massive blaze at a two-story apartment complex sent plumes of smoke into the sky as more than 100 firefighters attempted to extinguish the flames early Wednesday morning. The Orange County Fire Authority and Tustin police responded to the intersection of Williams Street and McFadden Avenue at approximately 3 a.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KABC-TV ABC 7 Los Angeles
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Posted: Feb 12, 2020

Maine town told to close fire station, hire more firefighters

The town should close the Foreside fire station and hire more full-time firefighters to better meet the increasing number of calls for emergency aid, a consultant told the council Monday. Travis Miller, of consulting firm Criterion and Associates in Massachusetts, made the recommendations after reviewing staffing, the number of calls the Fire Department gets annually and where those calls are coming from.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Portland Press Herald - Metered Site
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Posted: Feb 12, 2020

President’s budget recommends less funding for AFG/SAFER, more for USFA

President Donald Trump has released his budget recommendations for fiscal year 2021, including a proposed increase in funds for the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and decrease in Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) and Staffing for Adequate fire & Emergency Response Grants (SAFER) allocations. AFG and SAFER received a combined total of $355 million in fiscal year 2020, which the President’s Budget Request (PBR) recommended lowering to $344.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Fire Rescue 1
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Posted: Feb 12, 2020

North Carolina launches social media campaign to give in-depth look into lives of firefighters

The City of Winston-Salem just launched a new social media video campaign with the city fire department, highlighting the people inside of the bright red engines and what they really do. When most people think of Winston-Salem firefighters, they imagine people barging into buildings filled with flames and racing off to help anyone in need.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WGHP-TV FOX 8 High Point
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Posted: Feb 12, 2020

Georgia fire chief wants to create a pipeline for high school graduates to join his department

Local students could soon have a fast track to a stable career, thanks to The Augusta Fire Department. Augusta Commissioners are on board, as well as the Richmond County Board of Education Board Members. The goal is to allow students to earn a good salary right out of high school. “I have positions that I need to fill,” said Augusta Fire Department Fire Chief, Christopher James.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta
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