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Posted: Sep 12, 2019

Bill would prohibit Ohio firefighters from using certain foam in training

A state lawmaker has proposed legislation that would require Ohio fire departments to stop training with foam believed to cause health problems. The foam would still be used for extinguishing fires when necessary. But Rep. Brian Baldridge, R-Winchester, says it’s time to stop needlessly exposing firefighters to the group of chemicals called PFAS.
- PUB DATE: 9/12/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Dayton Daily News
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Posted: Sep 12, 2019

Indiana firefighters set to get 15 percent pay hike over 3 years

For the first time since pay raises were re-instituted for city employees two years ago after nearly a decade without them, not everyone will be given the same hike to base pay in 2020. An agreement with the members of Richmond Professional Firefighters Inc. Local 1408, the union that represents the city's firefighters, calls for a pay raise of 5% next year while the proposed 2020 budget includes a 2% increase for all city employees who aren't part of a bargaining unit.
- PUB DATE: 9/12/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Palladium-Item
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Posted: Sep 12, 2019

Spokane Firefighter Honors Victims of 9/11

Nearly 3,000 miles from Ground Zero, a City of Spokane Firefighter, Lieutenant Alex Mickschl, stands tall on a hill in Liberty Park. He’s positioned right next to I-90, waving the American flag throughout the day; he does so with a sense of pride and patriotism. For 17 years in a row, Mickschl has posted himself right here waving his flag proudly for everyone to see.
- PUB DATE: 9/11/2019 10:44:40 PM - SOURCE: KAYU-TV MyFox Spokane
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Posted: Sep 11, 2019

Fire Authority Asks for Yelm Council's Support as It Seeks Funding for Revitalized Stations

During a regular Yelm City Council study session last week, communications officer Joyce Willms and commissioner Jeff Dehan, both with Southeast Thurston Fire Authority, presented to the council their intent to apply for a $900,000 capital facilities grant from the state and asked for the support of the council.
- PUB DATE: 9/11/2019 1:01:16 PM - SOURCE: Nisqually Valley News
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Posted: Sep 11, 2019

City of Hoquiam Receives $50,000 Grant for New Cardiac Monitors

The City of Hoquiam has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grants program (AFG FY 2018). This grant will fully fund the purchase of two new cardiac monitors in the Hoquiam Fire Department to replace aging cardiac monitors that are critical for providing advanced life support medical services.
- PUB DATE: 9/11/2019 7:37:56 AM - SOURCE: KBKW 1450-AM & 94.7-FM
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