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Posted: Feb 12, 2020

President’s budget recommends less funding for AFG/SAFER, more for USFA

President Donald Trump has released his budget recommendations for fiscal year 2021, including a proposed increase in funds for the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and decrease in Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) and Staffing for Adequate fire & Emergency Response Grants (SAFER) allocations. AFG and SAFER received a combined total of $355 million in fiscal year 2020, which the President’s Budget Request (PBR) recommended lowering to $344.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Fire Rescue 1
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Posted: Feb 12, 2020

North Carolina launches social media campaign to give in-depth look into lives of firefighters

The City of Winston-Salem just launched a new social media video campaign with the city fire department, highlighting the people inside of the bright red engines and what they really do. When most people think of Winston-Salem firefighters, they imagine people barging into buildings filled with flames and racing off to help anyone in need.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WGHP-TV FOX 8 High Point
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Posted: Feb 12, 2020

Georgia fire chief wants to create a pipeline for high school graduates to join his department

Local students could soon have a fast track to a stable career, thanks to The Augusta Fire Department. Augusta Commissioners are on board, as well as the Richmond County Board of Education Board Members. The goal is to allow students to earn a good salary right out of high school. “I have positions that I need to fill,” said Augusta Fire Department Fire Chief, Christopher James.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta
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Posted: Feb 11, 2020

Crews respond to fire in Finley

VIDEO: Crews said a 35-foot RV caught fire in Finley on Tuesday. Firefighters were dispatched to the scene at 204607 E. Finley Rd. just before 4 p.m. No one was injured. Benton County Fire District 1 Chief Lonnie Click said the fire spread quickly due to strong winds, causing some damage to a couple of nearby vehicles.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2020 4:43:35 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
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Posted: Feb 11, 2020

Trio of unrelated fentanyl deaths in King County stir concern

A heartbroken family in Washington State is sharing a warning after three unrelated deaths from from fentanyl-related overdoses occurred in one day. The deaths occurred within two miles of the other, an alarming trend in King County, local public health officials said. Officials said the fentanyl was found in counterfeit Percocet and oxycodone pills.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2020 4:39:30 PM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
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