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Posted: Sep 17, 2019

Connecticut firefighters approve 6-year contract

Firefighters have approved a contract that gives them an 11 percent wage increase over the course of the 6-year agreement, but also boosts the employee pension contribution and limits the number of retirees in a given year. The document between the city and Local 825, IAFF, AFL-CIO has been sent to the Board of Alders, which must act on it by Oct.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New Haven Register
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Posted: Sep 17, 2019

California university team uses machine learning to help tell which wildfires will burn out of control

An interdisciplinary team of scientists at the University of California, Irvine has developed a new technique for predicting the final size of a wildfire from the moment of ignition. Built around a machine learning algorithm, the model can help in forecasting whether a blaze is going to be small, medium or large by the time it has run its course – knowledge useful to those in charge of allocating scarce firefighting resources.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: UCI News
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Posted: Sep 17, 2019

Seattle Fire kicks off Fill-the-Boot campaign

Seattle firefighters are taking to the streets in an effort to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Seattle Fire’s fill-the-boot campaign has raised more than a million dollars in the past 18 years. Muscular Dystrophy can refer to a wide range of diseases – but the one thing they all have in common is that they break down the muscles needed for everything from blinking and swallowing to walking.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2019 10:37:09 PM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
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Posted: Sep 16, 2019

Longview Fire Department welcomes first-ever female firefighter

24-year-old Chelsey Miller is making history. Monday afternoon, she was officially sworn in as the first female firefighter with the Longview, Washington fire department. “I’m excited to be the first female here and I hope to make everybody proud and succeed and show that other girls can do this job too and it’s not just a man’s job,” Miller said.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2019 5:48:29 PM - SOURCE: KPTV-TV Fox 12 Beaverton
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Posted: Sep 16, 2019

80 employees evacuate safely from Spokane Valley cannabis facility fire

Firefighters responded to a fire in a Spokane Valley cannabis facility Saturday evening. Workers at Grow Op Farms, in the 2600 block of North Woodruff Road, found heavy black smoke coming out of a marijuana grow room. When firefighters arrived, there was no visible smoke or flames coming from the building.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2019 5:27:11 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
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