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Posted: Jan 9, 2020

City, firefighters union in New York to talk for first time in years

For the first time in a least four years, the city of Watertown has set dates to sit down with its fire union to negotiate a contract. In two weeks, Watertown city officials will be doing something they haven't done in a long time - negotiating a contract with the city fire union. "I think it's long over due.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WWNY-TV CBS 7 Carthage
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Posted: Jan 9, 2020

Maryland county fire and rescue rolls out 'cold response'

Next time you call 911, you may not see red lights or hear sirens when fire and rescue personnel get to you and once they’re there, you might not be taken to a hospital. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services says it’s no cause for concern, MCFRS says what’s called a “cold response” can be safer for EMS personnel, community members and patients.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDVM-TV 25 Hagerstown
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Posted: Jan 9, 2020

California Artist Honors Firefighters Through Glass Window Art

In her more than 30 years as an artist, Anne-Elizabeth Sobieski has created countless masterpieces. But nothing has sparked more excitement than the collection she recently created on a series of glass windows, commissioned as a civic work by the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture. “I had never painted on glass before but I can use my own drawing underneath as a guide.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Spectrum News 1
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Posted: Jan 9, 2020

Black Dog Salvage saves historic artifacts from Virginia fire station

Construction is well underway on the new Roanoke Fire Station No. 7. But before crews took hammers and excavators to tear down the old building, the fire department teamed up with Black Dog Salvage to save historic pieces of the old structure. The old station was built in 1922 and due to land issues, it had to be torn down in order to build a new station that would meet all the department’s needs.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSLS-TV NBC 10 Roanoke
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Posted: Jan 9, 2020

Wisconsin Senate committee advances bill to regulate firefighting foam, rejects further limits on PFAS

Republicans in the state Senate advanced a bill Wednesday to restrict the use of firefighting foam containing certain PFAS compounds but rejected a Democratic proposal to expand regulation of the synthetic chemicals that have been found in drinking water throughout the state. The Senate’s GOP-led natural resources committee voted 3-2 along party lines to approve the bill, authored by Sen.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Kenosha News
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