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Posted: Aug 24, 2015

Winds shifted shortly before flames overcame firefighters near Twisp

Winds shifted 180 degrees on Engine 642 as it headed up Woods Canyon Road about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday to fight the newly discovered Twisp River Fire. Inside were four firefighters. The engine somehow went off the road as flames approached. Three of the firefighters were later found deceased, inside the fire engine, said John Phipps, lead on the Coordinated Response Protocol Team that is investigating the deaths.
- PUB DATE: 8/24/2015 3:21:38 AM - SOURCE: Wenatchee World
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Posted: Aug 24, 2015

Whatcom County firefighters continue to help as wildfires burn near electricity-generating facilities

Wildfires near the town of Newhalem in the upper Skagit River Valley continue to burn, but they posed no immediate threat to facilities and buildings on Sunday, Aug. 23. A statement issued by the National Park Service on Sunday morning said eight fires of a total 3,900 acres are burning in the area, known collectively as the Upper Skagit Complex Fire.
- PUB DATE: 8/24/2015 3:01:18 AM - SOURCE: Bellingham Herald
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Posted: Aug 24, 2015

Virginia battalion chief criticizes CSX over delayed response at 2014 derailment

The fire official who led the response to a 2014 oil train derailment in Lynchburg criticized CSX Transportation, saying it took two hours for the company’s representative to arrive at a command post after the wreck. “I felt, from an incident commander’s perspective, that that two hours was a little bit long,” city Fire Battalion Chief Robert E.
- PUB DATE: 8/24/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: richmond times-dispatch
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Posted: Aug 24, 2015

FDNY cadet diversity plan ripped by firefighters' union

A new fire cadet program being developed by the FDNY could help move minorities to the head of the hiring line - but not without objection from the firefighters' union, the Daily News has learned. Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro will testify in favor of the proposal at a Monday meeting with Department of Citywide Administrative Services officials, sources said.
- PUB DATE: 8/24/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: new york daily news
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Posted: Aug 24, 2015

Witness records Florida firefighter driving around stopped school bus

VIDEO - A Florida firefighter is getting heat after someone shot cellphone video of him driving around a stopped school bus. In the video posted to Facebook, he got mad at the parents who were yelling at him to stop. The video shows a ma, shot on Thursday, shows a man in a red SUV driving around a school bus that was stopped with its stop sign out and lights flashing, while the bus driver was picking up elementary school children.
- PUB DATE: 8/24/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFTV-TV ABC 9 Orlando
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