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Posted: Dec 5, 2019

Officials say fireboat responsible for oil spill in Seattle's Elliott Bay

VIDEO: Crews worked to clean up an oil spill Wednesday morning in Elliott Bay near the Seattle Waterfront. At about 8 a.m., crews at Fire Station 5 found a small leak of waste oil from Fireboat Leschi, Seattle fire officials said. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, several gallons were spilled. Crews immediately secured the leak and several agencies responded.
- PUB DATE: 12/5/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
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Posted: Dec 5, 2019

With 1,100+ buildings in violation, New York City sprinkler law could cost owners big

The city’s Department of Buildings will begin enforcing a commercial sprinkler law passed in 2004 requiring all New York City landlords to install the fire prevention equipment. Despite the 15-year window for property owners to get up to code, it was revealed at a November City Council committee hearing that about 1,100 buildings were still not in compliance with the Local Law 26 — and 86 building owners have completely ignored city notifications.
- PUB DATE: 12/5/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: AM New York
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Posted: Dec 5, 2019

Fire officials in Connecticut city ‘getting everyone on same page’

On Oct. 23, firefighters from multiple Norwich departments were called to a massive house fire on Bentley Avenue, a scene of controlled chaos with mutual aid back-up staged just down the road from the blaze as city trucks sprayed the multi-family residence with streams of water. Norwich Fire Department Acting Chief Keith Wucik, as incident commander, had a lot of balls in the air that afternoon between directing the main firefighting effort to keeping track of how many members had arrived on scene from the city’s volunteer departments.
- PUB DATE: 12/5/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Norwich Bulletin
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Posted: Dec 5, 2019

Village in Wisconsin passes resolution supporting closest unit dispatch for EMS

Village trustees passed a resolution on Monday night urging the Racine County Communications Center to adopt a practice of dispatching the nearest available emergency medical unit, and requesting that all county communities west of Interstate 94 pass similar resolutions. The move to closest-unit dispatch would mean when an emergency call comes in, dispatchers would send the closest available first responders, regardless of municipal borders.
- PUB DATE: 12/5/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Journal Times - Metered Site
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Posted: Dec 5, 2019

Two people hurt in east Vancouver crash

A man suffered serious injuries in a car crash Wednesday night in east Vancouver. Police, fire and medical crews were dispatched at 6:48 p.m. to the intersection of Southeast 168th Avenue and Southeast 34th Street. A four-door car headed east on 34th Street turned left at the intersection, hitting a westbound four-door car, Vancouver Police Sgt.
- PUB DATE: 12/4/2019 9:36:07 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian - Metered Site
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