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Posted: Sep 16, 2019

North Carolina agencies go high-tech against opioid crisis

The Sheriff’s Office, Burlington police and county Health Department all recently began using the Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program. ODMAP allows agencies in both law enforcement and public health to input, monitor and track overdose data using times, dates and locations, as well as record information about fatalities and drug administration.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Burlington Times-News
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Posted: Sep 16, 2019

Dozens of female firefighters empowered during Spanaway 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 15, 2019

Colfax volunteer firefighter honored for 50 years of service

He doesn’t wear his “Class A’s” much anymore, he’s also humble. “I don’t need all this attention,” Jim Krouse said. The Colfax Fire Station could be Jim Krouse’s second home, or first. “They needed help loading the hose one morning when I was walking my dog,” Krouse said. That day, just before Labor Day in 1969, would change Krouse’s life.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2019 6:39:25 PM - SOURCE: KAYU-TV MyFox Spokane
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Posted: Sep 13, 2019

Friendly fires helping restore forest health in Naches Ranger District

Around 60 firefighters went into the Cascade foothills Thursday to burn 60 acres of forest within the Naches Ranger District. Cool weather with a friendly wind from the southwest sending smoke up toward the Wenas and Kittitas valleys made it a perfect day for the U.S. Forest Service to keep working toward its goals.
- PUB DATE: 9/13/2019 5:30:54 PM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic - Metered Site
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Posted: Sep 13, 2019

Report on Clark County deaths tied to opioids in dispute

Officials at Clark County Public Health are disputing a presentation given to the Vancouver City Council on Monday evening that claimed the region’s opioid-related overdoses were dropping. Deaths linked to opioid overdoses are not dropping in any sort of statistically significant way, said Public Health Director Dr.
- PUB DATE: 9/13/2019 6:38:36 AM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
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