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Posted: Jun 26, 2015

City of San Antonio investigating fire union boss

City officials are investigating revelations that fire union president Chris Steele failed to inform the city of his divorce in 2012 after negotiating in court to keep his ex-wife on his taxpayer-funded health care plan. At the same time, Steele was battling the city’s efforts to verify the eligibility of firefighters’ dependents.
- PUB DATE: 6/26/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: san antonio express-news
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Posted: Jun 26, 2015

Florida governor draws heat for vetoing firefighter raises

Gov. Rick Scott's record amount of line-item vetoes to the Florida budget is drawing strong criticism from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers. One veto that is drawing almost universal fire involves the $1.6 million item that would have given a $2,000 raise to each Division of Forestry's firefighter.
- PUB DATE: 6/26/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJXT-TV CBS 4 Jacksonville
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Posted: Jun 26, 2015

Atlantic City gets $3.2 million grant to avoid 84 firefighter layoffs

Atlantic City firefighters set to be laid off Friday will keep their jobs for at least 2½ more months, thanks to a $3.2 million federal grant. The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant was paying the salaries and benefits of 50 firefighters, but the city planned to lay off them and 35 others to help close a huge budget deficit.
- PUB DATE: 6/26/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: press of atlantic city
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Posted: Jun 26, 2015

5 rescued after boats collide overnight on Lake Washington

A huge rescue response saved five people from the waters of Lake Washington overnight after two boats collided in the darkness. One of the boats sank quickly to the bottom of the lake. The drama unfolded at about 12:30 a.m. Friday when a 26-foot power boat with five people aboard collided with a 22-foot fishing boat with two people aboard, said Cmdr.
- PUB DATE: 6/26/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KATU News 2
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Posted: Jun 26, 2015

Man dies trying to put out brush fire near his Marysville home

An 86-year-old man died trying to fight a brush fire near his home in Marysville Thursday afternoon. Marysville firefighters received a report of a fire burning brush down a steep embankment near the 4100 block of Meridian Avenue. They then received a report that a person had fallen down the embankment, Marysville fire officials said.
- PUB DATE: 6/26/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO News
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