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Posted: Sep 16, 2019

Shed fire forces road closure in Benton City

A shed fire forces a blockade of Snow Lane in Benton City overnight. The Benton County Sheriff's Office shared these pictures, above, of Benton City firefighters at work on the blaze on Sunday. The road was blocked off for hours as firefighters got the fire under control. KAPP-KVEW has reached out to officials to learn more about the cause of the fire.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2019 4:40:17 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
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Posted: Sep 16, 2019

Firefighter killed, several injured in Maine explosion, officials say

VIDEO: A firefighter has been killed in an explosion at a building on Route 2 in Farmington Monday morning, a member of the board of selectmen said. H. Scott Landry told WMTW News 8 that an unnamed firefighter was killed and six others were taken to hospitals. The injured include five firefighters and one civilian, Landry said.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WMTW-TV ABC 8
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Posted: Sep 16, 2019

Florida fire captain seriously injured in engine crash on I-10

A veteran captain with the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department was seriously injured Sunday morning when the fire engine he was driving crashed and overturned on Interstate 10 near Lenox Avenue, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers said the truck was heading east about 9 a.m. when the driver lost control of the truck, which caused it to veer off the highway and hit the guardrail, going through it and onto the grass shoulder, where it flipped on its side.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJXT-TV 4 Jacksonville
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Posted: Sep 16, 2019

Dozens of female firefighters empowered during Washington event

A group of female firefighters trained together in Spanaway over the weekend during an event that was meant to both mentor and empower them. The event brought together more than 40 female firefighters from California and Washington. They covered live fire training, worked with power tools and practiced auto extrication.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
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Posted: Sep 16, 2019

NFPA Report: 43% of fire stations are 40-plus years old

As the condition of aging bridges, roadways, transportation resources, and grids across the U.S. has increasingly become the focus of discussion, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has issued Renovations Needs of the U.S. Fire Service, a new report on the fire service’s aging infrastructure.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Evening Tribune
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