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Posted: Mar 18, 2019

Starting in April, all smoke alarms sold in New York must be tamper proof, last 10 years

Starting April 1, it will be illegal to sell smoke detectors with removable, replaceable batteries in New York state. The law was adopted in 2016 but it gave retailers three years to comply. The law requires that battery-powered smoke detectors sold in the state must come with batteries that last at least 10 years and cannot be removed.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE:
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Posted: Mar 18, 2019

Michigan fire department challenges other departments to provide safety kits

Lieutenant Barry Narrin has a challenge for area fire departments. Narrin’s part of the Otter Lake Fire Dept., and he and his fellow volunteers will be spending their free time installing fire safety kits in 36 homes in the Otter Lake area, completely free for both the homeowners and the department itself.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Lapeer County Press
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Posted: Mar 18, 2019

Texas: Photo of firefighter carrying elderly woman up stairs captures hearts

Firefighter Thomas Harwell says it's always been in his blood to help people, and not just when he's on the clock. He, his wife Shayla and their 2-year-old daughter were at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo featuring Brad Paisley Saturday when they saw an elderly woman struggling to get down the stairs of the stadium with her daughter and two granddaughters.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CNN
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Posted: Mar 18, 2019

North County Fire and EMS, Arlington Fire join forces to provide more services

The Arlington Fire Department and North County Fire & EMS are partnering to provide more services to their residents and businesses. The city will be hiring a deputy chief – medical services administrator, and North County Fire is hiring an assistant chief for community risk reduction, serving as fire marshal.
- PUB DATE: 3/17/2019 9:14:30 PM - SOURCE: Marysville Globe
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Posted: Mar 17, 2019

Siphoning hose found in snowbank at Spokane Valley fire station

Firefighters at Station 1 in Spokane Valley made a discovery in a melting snowbank. They found what appears to be a fuel siphoning hose that still smells like gasoline. Firefighters don't know when the fuel theft happened, but believed it was sometime in the last several weeks, judging by where the hose was found in the snow bank.
- PUB DATE: 3/17/2019 6:45:03 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
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