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The ordinance passed by the Spokane City Council affects a pilot program that sent sent single-person crews to lower acuity calls ...
Officials said firefighter Erik Refvik also used cocaine, bath salts and anti-anxiety pills ...
Another bill would also increase fines and make jail time possible for drone use that interferes with firefighting efforts ...
Despite tax money already collected, they've been operating solely on reserves and fundraisers to pay for everything from gas in fire trucks to insurance ...
They're working on a computer mapping system that will allow officials to see which areas face the highest risk as weather conditions change and target prevention efforts ...
The jury deliberated less than four hours over two days before returning with the verdict. ...
Police said he was incoherent when they arrested shortly after the incident; he was taken to the hospital for treatment ...
Under current policy, the agencies fighting wildfires divert money toward firefighting from other programs during particularly busy years ...
Legal counsel for firefighters said the case might make responders think twice about who is responsible on scene and might leave political subdivisions vulnerable ...
The settlement will pay the families $50,000 each; some vowed to donate the money to a new wildland firefighter safety foundation ...
The proclamation allows officials to quickly activate the National Guard; the governor urged people to limit or forgo fireworks. ...
Commissioner Adam Putnam: "I'm profoundly disappointed. Our forest firefighters put their lives on the line. They're demonstrably underpaid." ...
The EMS chief says neither department was consulted and both were caught by surprise by the proposal. ...
The hydrants are not capable of supplying firefighting needs, so the water district has put them on lockdown. ...
The helicopter crashed in a 2008 forest fire, killing seven firefighters and two pilots; exec provided false performance specifications ...
Intimidated by the revised grant application, many needy fire departments are not going after available money; here's how to quell those fears. ...
The projects are part of a new Interior Department program uniting federal agencies, tribes, states and groups to create fire-resilient landscapes. ...
Gov. Andrew Cuomo want firefighters and cops injured on the job to receive a benefit equal to 75 percent of their salaries ...
Firefighters delivered emotional testimony at the trial of a trio charged with murder in a fatal Nov. 2012 house explosion. ...
Union president Paul Doughty says the bill would prevent firefighters from being forced to work longer hours without full compensation ...