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Posted: Jan 22, 2020

Firefighter severely burned in Twisp fire in Okanogan County hopes $5 million settlement helps others

A severely burned firefighter hopes a last minute $5 million settlement in his case helps other injured firefighters. More than 70 percent of Daniel Lyon's body was burned in the deadly Twisp wildland fire three years ago. Lyon walked into the state Supreme Court Tuesday with his attorneys knowing he had already won.
- PUB DATE: 1/22/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO News 1000 AM and 97.7 FM Seattle
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Posted: Jan 22, 2020

Washington lawmakers propose bill to help fight, prevent wildfires

As wildfires continue to wreak havoc in Australia, local lawmakers are introducing a bill to fight and prevent fires here at home in Washington. The measure would fund $125 million for protecting forests and battling severe wildfires every two years. Supporters say the proposed measure would put more boots on the ground to respond to fires faster across the state.
- PUB DATE: 1/22/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO News 1000 AM and 97.7 FM Seattle
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Posted: Jan 21, 2020

18 firefighters, 1 civilian injured in 5-alarm fire in New York

VIDEO: Hundreds of firefighters battled a raging and fast-moving fire that spread through a row of town-homes on Staten Island on Monday. The fire was reported shortly after 3 p.m. on Rensselaer Avenue, and within 30 minutes, a fifth alarm had been sounded as the flames quickly spread. Officials say 18 firefighters and one civilian suffered injuries in the fire, but all the injuries were believed to be minor.
- PUB DATE: 1/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York
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Posted: Jan 21, 2020

California fire station closes for 6 weeks due to personnel shortage

La Verne Fire Station No. 3 at 5100 Esperanza Drive, which serves neighborhoods in the area, will be closed for about six weeks until the city can hire more firefighters, Mayor Don Kendrick said Monday, Jan. 20. La Verne Firefighters’ Association, Local 3624, posted information about the closure Friday on social media.
- PUB DATE: 1/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - Metered Site
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Posted: Jan 21, 2020

Nearly 1,000 Texas Firefighters Get Training to Recognize Suicide Risk

VIDEO: It’s a startling statistic - since 2015, more firefighters and police officers are dying by suicide than in the line of duty, according to a report. In January, nearly 1,000 Fort Worth firefighters will take a course to learn to spot the signs of someone at risk for suicide. According to a report published in 2017 by the Ruderman Family Foundation, almost 250 firefighters and police officers died by suicide in 2016 across the United States, as compared to just over 200 that died in the line of duty.
- PUB DATE: 1/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXAS-TV NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
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