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Posted: Jan 15, 2020

Firefighters Respond: Dozens of Patients at 7 California Schools Treated After Jet Drops Fuel While Returning to LAX

VIDEO: Dozens of people at seven schools in the Los Angeles area were treated for minor injuries after a plane with mechanical issues dumped a load of jet fuel while returning to LAX for an emergency landing on Tuesday, officials said. The incident was initially reported shortly before noon at Park Avenue Elementary School in the 8000 block of Park Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTLA-TV WB 5 Los Angeles
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Posted: Jan 15, 2020

Fire department in Maine violated air quality rules when it burned an old market

The town of Wiscasset has been fined $1,000 after its fire department violated air quality rules and created a public safety threat when it burned the old Huber’s Market on Route 1. In a memo dated Jan. 3, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection said the Wiscasset Fire Department failed to remove waste material prior to the burn, did not investigate if asbestos or lead paint was present, did not have a written training plan and created a “nuisance and public safety threat” during the demolition of the Huber’s Market building.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Bangor Daily News - Metered Site
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Posted: Jan 15, 2020

Volunteer firefighters in one Virginia county fighting for better insurance coverage

First responders in Augusta County are working with county officials to come up with an insurance plan that offers better coverage for volunteer firefighters. Volunteer and career firefighters are held to the same standards of training and certifications but do not receive the same coverage if they are hurt or fall ill on the job.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WVIR-TV NBC/CW+ 29 Charlottesville
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Posted: Jan 15, 2020

Rhode Island: As Middletown debates fire staffing, lack of town water creates concern for some

Sue Gormly stood outside her father’s house on Mitchell’s Lane on Monday morning, surrounded by sweeping fields, and complained of the lack of fire hydrants in the immediate vicinity. Gormly questioned what her family would do if her father’s barn were to catch fire and the Middletown Fire Department’s tanker truck wasn’t available to respond “because they don’t have the manpower to use it,” she said.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Newport Daily News
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Posted: Jan 15, 2020

First Responder Organizations nationwide asking drivers to move over after recent Texas crash results in officer, firefighter deaths

After the crash that resulted in the deaths of Lubbock Police Officer Nicholas Reyna and Lubbock Fire Rescue Lieutenant Eric Hill, and left Firefighter Matthew Dawson with critical injuries, representatives from various First Responder organizations across the country are asking drivers across the country to “pay attention and move over.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCBD-TV NBC 11 Lubbock
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