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Posted: Jul 17, 2015

Quick-moving fire damages three buildings in Yakima County

Yakima fire department responded to a quick-moving fire in the area of N. 6th Ave. and River Road that damaged three buildings Thursday night. Firefighters say windy conditions caused the fire to move quickly, and fire crews battled the fire on two fronts and were able to get the fire under control quickly.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2015 10:49:49 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
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Posted: Jul 17, 2015

Two children die in Colville apartment fire

Two young boys lost their lives in an apartment fire in Colville early Friday morning. It started just before 2 in the morning on the 400 block of North Cedar Avenue. According to Fire Chief Brad Manke with the Colville Fire Department, the fire had already progressed to a stage that firefighters were unable to make entry.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2015 8:56:29 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
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Posted: Jul 17, 2015

Lewis County: Fire District 8 in Salkum and Silver Creek to Ask for First EMS Levy in 55-Year History

In its 55-year-history, Lewis County Fire District 8 in Salkum/Silver Creek has never yet asked for an EMS levy above its base property tax rate, said Anne Piper, chairwoman of the district’s Board of Commissioners. Until this year, that is. Fire District 8 residents will be asked to vote on a 50 cents per $1,000 of assessed value Emergency Medical Services levy.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2015 3:13:26 AM - SOURCE: Centralia Chronicle
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Posted: Jul 17, 2015

Drones, robots and and the upcoming revolution of unmanned systems

That optimism is shared by many public safety agencies and first responders, who see vast potential for unmanned systems—land- and water-borne robots, and aerial drones—to save lives and make firefighters, police, and emergency medical technicians safer and more efficient. As the technology rapidly expands and federal restrictions on operating unmanned systems become more defined, public safety agencies are scrambling to figure out how they can unleash this vast potential in a safe and smart way.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: National Fire Protection Association
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Posted: Jul 17, 2015

San Francisco ambulance response time still lags, civil grand jury finds

The San Francisco Fire Department has made strides in getting ambulances to emergencies faster, but still lags behind state response time standards and is not training crews to deal with a disaster, a civil grand jury said Thursday. The 19-member civilian panel began its investigation after The Chronicle reported last year about the city’s troubled response time record.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: sfgate
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