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Island Packet
Reader submitted photos for Jan-April, 2016Sun City Hilton Head resident Sophia Schade took this photo of an alligator at
Reader submitted photos for Jan-April, 2016
Island Packet / Posted 3 hours ago
Sun City Hilton Head resident Sophia Schade took this photo of an alligator at Savannah National Wildlife Refuge. Sophia SchadeSubmitted Don Creamer, class of 1970, submitted this photo of more than 90 members and friends of The Villanova Club of... Read more
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The Columbian
Female firefighters and the flames of prejudiceWhen Fairfax County, Virginia, firefighter Nicole Mittendorff hanged herself in
Female firefighters and the flames of prejudice
The Columbian / Posted 7 hours ago
When Fairfax County, Virginia, firefighter Nicole Mittendorff hanged herself in April, a fellow firefighter likened the suicide to a “fire bell in the night” demanding an urgent response. It is not known why the 31-year-old took her life, but... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Firefighter's sudden death a 'fire bell in the night'When Fairfax County, Virginia, firefighter Nicole Mittendorff died suddenly in
Firefighter's sudden death a 'fire bell in the night'
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 11 hours ago
When Fairfax County, Virginia, firefighter Nicole Mittendorff died suddenly in April, a fellow firefighter likened the death to a "fire bell in the night" demanding an urgent response. It is not known why the 31-year-old took her life, but... Read more
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Broomfield Enterprise
Grants arm district with ability to add equipmentState grants awarded to the North Metro Fire Rescue District to the tune of $27
Grants arm district with ability to add equipment
Broomfield Enterprise / Posted yesterday
State grants awarded to the North Metro Fire Rescue District to the tune of $272,853 are expected to help paramedics more efficiently serve residents and keep medics safe. Funds will be used to purchase mechanical CPR devices and power load... Read more
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Island Packet
Beaufort-Port Royal firefighter ‘Big D’ advances to top 5 in nationFirefighter Derrick Washington is among the top five finalists for the nation’s
Beaufort-Port Royal firefighter ‘Big D’ advances to top 5 in nation
Island Packet / Posted yesterday
Firefighter Derrick Washington is among the top five finalists for the nation’s outstanding volunteer firefighters. Washington - known as “Big D” - has been with Beaufort - Port Royal Fire Department for nearly 15 years and has repeatedly gone above... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
50 facts for Parkland's 50 yearsParkland College deserves at least one fact for each of its 50 years, so here's
50 facts for Parkland's 50 years
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
Parkland College deserves at least one fact for each of its 50 years, so here's a half-century of history and trivia from staff writer Paul Wood, with lots and lots of help from Parkland College Archivist Cheri Cameron. 1 The land in Park-land? It's... Read more
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The Alpena News
Alpena firefighters to hold modified Fill the Boot eventor organization to solicit contributions, even for charity from people in autom
Alpena firefighters to hold modified Fill the Boot event
The Alpena News / Posted 3 days ago
or organization to solicit contributions, even for charity from people in automobiles and disrupts the normal flow of traffic. As a result the firefighters in Alpena have decided to move the Fill the Boot event to the parking lot at Tractor... Read more
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Daily Herald
Mount Prospect approves 2 percent raises for firefightersMount Prospect firefighters will receive 2 percent annual pay hikes through 201
Mount Prospect approves 2 percent raises for firefighters
Daily Herald / Posted 5 days ago
Mount Prospect firefighters will receive 2 percent annual pay hikes through 2018 under the terms of a new three-year contract village trustees approved this week with the firefighters' union. Under the deal with Mount Prospect Firefighters Union... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Rutherford, Ray, Tanzler, Malin, McClure, Kaufman and Pueschel bios and questionnairesto serve his community at an early age. Beginning his law enforcement career as
Rutherford, Ray, Tanzler, Malin, McClure, Kaufman and Pueschel bios and questionnaires
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 6 days ago
to serve his community at an early age. Beginning his law enforcement career as a patrolman at the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office in 1974, he rose through the ranks and gained more responsibilities and leadership experience, especially when John... Read more
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Deseret News
Draper puts UFA on notice, looks at creating own fire departmentDRAPER — The Draper City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to notify the Unified Fire A
Draper puts UFA on notice, looks at creating own fire department
Deseret News / Posted 6 days ago
DRAPER — The Draper City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to notify the Unified Fire Authority that the city intends to withdraw from the agency within the next 12 months in favor of creating its own fire department. For nearly two hours, Unified fire... Read more
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Brush News-Tribune
BVFD team earns Level 1 certification in water rescueplace, even for the most experienced water adventurer. In an effort to avoid a
BVFD team earns Level 1 certification in water rescue
Brush News-Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
place, even for the most experienced water adventurer. In an effort to avoid a water tragedy in our area, several members of the Brush Volunteer Fire Department (BVFD) recently participated in a 20-hour training course dealing specifically with... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Firefighters have elevated risk for PTSD, cancer, new study findsFirefighters experience post-traumatic stress disorder at rates similar to comb
Firefighters have elevated risk for PTSD, cancer, new study finds
Houston Chronicle / Posted 7 days ago
Firefighters experience post-traumatic stress disorder at rates similar to combat veterans, according to a new report released Tuesday by the International Association of Fire Fighters. While firefighters aren't surrounded by warfare as combat... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Firefighters have elevated risk for PTSD, cancer, new study findsFirefighters experience post-traumatic stress disorder at rates similar to comb
Firefighters have elevated risk for PTSD, cancer, new study finds
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 7 days ago
Firefighters experience post-traumatic stress disorder at rates similar to combat veterans, according to a new report released Tuesday by the International Association of Fire Fighters. While firefighters aren't surrounded by warfare as combat... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Middletown to hire 12 more firefightersThe Middletown Division of Fire has received a $1.8 million federal SAFER grant
Middletown to hire 12 more firefighters
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 8 days ago
The Middletown Division of Fire has received a $1.8 million federal SAFER grant (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) that will allow it to hire 12 additional firefighter EMTs. “The only thing we had a problem with when we had a... Read more
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Philly.com
Phily firefighters get mandatory physicals, for the first time in decadesAs a Philadelphia firefighter, Steven Mesete often is required to spring into a
Phily firefighters get mandatory physicals, for the first time in decades
Philly.com / Posted 8 days ago
As a Philadelphia firefighter, Steven Mesete often is required to spring into action at a moment's notice, abruptly sending his heart into rat-a-tat mode. "You can be sitting still, and then running at 100 miles an hour," he said. One day last... Read more
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Kootenay Advertiser
City and firefighters reach new agreementThe International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Cranbrook Firefighters Loc
City and firefighters reach new agreement
Kootenay Advertiser / Posted 9 days ago
The International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Cranbrook Firefighters Local 1253 and the City of Cranbrook have reached a new collective agreement, the terms of which run from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2019. The new agreement provides... Read more
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Tri-County Citizen
September 29, 2013helped to support us through monetary donations, door prizes, and raffle/auctio
September 29, 2013
Tri-County Citizen / Posted 9 days ago
helped to support us through monetary donations, door prizes, and raffle/auction items. We appreciate each and every one of you. Our 2013 sponsors are: Advanced Auto Parts of Clio & Flushing; Made In America Clothing (Multiblast); AMD Urgent... Read more
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Savannah Morning News
Savannah city manager pick ready to dive inThursday after being announced as the finalist to succeed outgoing Savannah Cit
Savannah city manager pick ready to dive in
Savannah Morning News / Posted 11 days ago
Thursday after being announced as the finalist to succeed outgoing Savannah City Manager Stephanie Cutter. “It has a lot of positive attributes and certainly it’s well positioned for continued economic growth in the future and an excellent... Read more
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Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune
Alta Firemen's Appreciation Night to be held this SundayThe Alta Firemen's Association is hosting their annual Appreciation Night on Sa
Alta Firemen's Appreciation Night to be held this Sunday
Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune / Posted 12 days ago
The Alta Firemen's Association is hosting their annual Appreciation Night on Saturday August 13th, at the Alta Community Center. A pork burger meal will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. They will have a firefighting obstacle course for children to try... Read more
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Deseret News
Second Unified fire audit ordered; chief's contract to be discussed FridaySALT LAKE CITY — Criticism over extravagant "incentive" pay to four top leaders
Second Unified fire audit ordered; chief's contract to be discussed Friday
Deseret News / Posted 12 days ago
SALT LAKE CITY — Criticism over extravagant "incentive" pay to four top leaders of the Unified Fire Authority has spurred not one audit, but two. Citing complaints alleging improper compensation and "other potential misuse of public funds," the Utah... Read more
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WFMJ Youngstown
Warren firefighters say radio system is a vital communication concernWarren's firefighters union is raising concerns about vital equipment used at t
Warren firefighters say radio system is a vital communication concern
WFMJ Youngstown / Posted 12 days ago
Warren's firefighters union is raising concerns about vital equipment used at the scene of emergencies. John Jerina, International Association of Firefighters Local 204 union president, says he and his fellow Warren firefighters have experienced... Read more
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BC Local News
City, firefighters reach new collective agreementThe International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Cranbrook Firefighters Loc
City, firefighters reach new collective agreement
BC Local News / Posted 13 days ago
The International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Cranbrook Firefighters Local 1253 and the City of Cranbrook have reached a new collective agreement, the terms of which run from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2019. The new agreement provides... Read more
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The Toledo Blade
City police, fire unions urging passage of taxToledo’s “temporary” 0.75 percent income tax keeps police and firefighters on t
City police, fire unions urging passage of tax
The Toledo Blade / Posted 14 days ago
Toledo’s “temporary” 0.75 percent income tax keeps police and firefighters on the streets and promotes the city’s growth, leaders of the local police and fire unions said Monday to urge voters to support that tax’s renewal on Election Day. “Renew... Read more
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The Monterey County Herald
Hits and Misses, Aug. 9, 2016: The never ending firefightHit >> It’s the fire that never seems to end, and for firefighters and support
Hits and Misses, Aug. 9, 2016: The never ending firefight
The Monterey County Herald / Posted 14 days ago
Hit >> It’s the fire that never seems to end, and for firefighters and support personnel the end of the Soberanes Fire remains elusive. The fire so far has charred more than 60,000 acres; over 5,000 firefighters continue to battle the blaze, which... Read more
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The Toledo Blade
Police, firefighter unions urge passage of income taxToledo’s “temporary” three-quarter-percent income tax keeps police and firefigh
Police, firefighter unions urge passage of income tax
The Toledo Blade / Posted 15 days ago
Toledo’s “temporary” three-quarter-percent income tax keeps police and firefighters on the streets and promotes the city’s growth, leaders of the local police and fire unions said today to urge voters to support that tax’s renewal on Election... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Firefighters stay prepared for the worstEvery profession has its training, but some jobs take this training a step furt
Firefighters stay prepared for the worst
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 17 days ago
Every profession has its training, but some jobs take this training a step further. This type of training not only benefits the person doing the training but it benefits the public as well. This is what the Great Bend Firefighters go through on a... Read more
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Daily Herald
One man's story about tragedy and help from Lake Villa firemenEditor's Note: Steve Galat's house was destroyed by fire Jan. 17, 2016, and he'
One man's story about tragedy and help from Lake Villa firemen
Daily Herald / Posted 18 days ago
Editor's Note: Steve Galat's house was destroyed by fire Jan. 17, 2016, and he's written this story about how Lake Villa Fire Protection District firemen helped his family through that tragedy and how he plans to thank them during this week's Lake... Read more
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Daily Mail
‘Don’t tread on me’ logo may be declared RACIST'Don't tread on me' shirts and hats could be officially declared RACIST by the
‘Don’t tread on me’ logo may be declared RACIST
Daily Mail / Posted 18 days ago
'Don't tread on me' shirts and hats could be officially declared RACIST by the government – even though the symbol is an icon of the American Revolution Equal Employment Opportunity Commission probing 'Dont Tread On Me' The logo debate has emerged... Read more
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NBC Philadelphia
Back with a 'Blur': Pro Racers Return for Montco Bike RaceWhen the Philadelphia International Bike Race moved its finish line to the Mana
Back with a 'Blur': Pro Racers Return for Montco Bike Race
NBC Philadelphia / Posted 18 days ago
When the Philadelphia International Bike Race moved its finish line to the Manayunk Wall a few years ago, longtime enthusiast Jason Mangler said the competition became "a climber's race." The Ambler Bike Race, which Mangler helped start last year,... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Orange County Commission District 3 - Pete ClarkeCampaign phone number: 407-376-5894 BS Marine Biology, University of West Flor
Orange County Commission District 3 - Pete Clarke
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 19 days ago
Campaign phone number: 407-376-5894 BS Marine Biology, University of West Florida MS Education/Public Health, Florida State University MS Management, Rollins College USAF Health Care Administration, Sheppard AFB Wichita Falls TX Numerous FEMA... Read more
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The Alpena News
Township approves 2 municipal civil ticketswith the issue affecting surrounding properties' values, also had sent an email
Township approves 2 municipal civil tickets
The Alpena News / Posted 21 days ago
with the issue affecting surrounding properties' values, also had sent an email to the board about the supposed violation of the township's blight ordinance. The issue stems from alleged accumulation of rotting compost placed on these properties'... Read more
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The Toledo Blade
Five Things You Might Have Missed: 8-01James Worley, 57, was arrested July 22 on a charge of abduction following Siera
Five Things You Might Have Missed: 8-01
The Toledo Blade / Posted 22 days ago
James Worley, 57, was arrested July 22 on a charge of abduction following Sierah Joughin’s disappearance during a July 19 bicycle ride. Prosecutors filed an additional aggravated murder charge against Worley in her death. He remains incarcerated in... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Franklin, firefighters approve new contractFranklin’s full-time firefighters union has approved a tentative agreement for
Franklin, firefighters approve new contract
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 26 days ago
Franklin’s full-time firefighters union has approved a tentative agreement for a new three-year contract with the city. A motion to authorize the city manager to sign it will be on Monday’s City Council agenda, said Law Director Donnette Fisher.... Read more
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Daily Herald
Fairs & fests: Tall Ships, county fairs, Sugar Grove Corn Boil and more30; and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at Towne Park, 100 Jefferson St.,
Fairs & fests: Tall Ships, county fairs, Sugar Grove Corn Boil and more
Daily Herald / Posted 27 days ago
30; and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at Towne Park, 100 Jefferson St., Algonquin. Parade, with the theme "Turn of the Century," steps off at 11 a.m. Saturday. Sunday events include the Founders Run 5K/10K at 8:30 a.m., a car show at 3... Read more
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The Coldwater Daily Reporter
Fire Union contract approvedCOLDWATER — The Coldwater City Council approved a new four year contract with i
Fire Union contract approved
The Coldwater Daily Reporter / Posted 28 days ago
COLDWATER — The Coldwater City Council approved a new four year contract with its fire union, Local 2555 of the International Association of Firefighters (AFL-CIO)City of Coldwater Manager Jeff Budd said the contract was the same as the prior... Read more
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York Daily Record
City and county join forces to save moneyto compete against each other rather than act together on difficult problems. D
City and county join forces to save money
York Daily Record / Posted 30 days ago
to compete against each other rather than act together on difficult problems. Despite the challenging landscape, the City of York is pleased to announce several cost savings initiatives that are in the works. “Win-Win” opportunities are defined... Read more
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Tribune Chronicle
Niles mayor ends minimum staffing elimination plans for fire and police departmentswould have included an end to minimum manning requirements," Scarnecchia said.
Niles mayor ends minimum staffing elimination plans for fire and police departments
Tribune Chronicle / Posted a month ago
would have included an end to minimum manning requirements," Scarnecchia said. Resistance from council, the police and fire chiefs, and members of the public was a big factor in the choice, Scarnecchia said. He said he still will pursue the... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
“Life safety education:” Milwaukee Fire Department takes part in terrorism trainingMILWAUKEE — In the wake of recent terror attacks across the globe, the Milwauke
“Life safety education:” Milwaukee Fire Department takes part in terrorism training
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted a month ago
MILWAUKEE — In the wake of recent terror attacks across the globe, the Milwaukee Fire Department continues its efforts to remain abreast of the appropriate response strategies. Friday, July 22nd involved a few days of classroom instruction from a... Read more
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Providence Business News
R.I. towns and cities look beyond pension liabilities to an even bigger problem: OPEBsEditor's note: This is the third of a four-part series exploring how well Rhode
R.I. towns and cities look beyond pension liabilities to an even bigger problem: OPEBs
Providence Business News / Posted 1 months ago
Editor's note: This is the third of a four-part series exploring how well Rhode Island cities and towns are funding municipal pension and benefit plans and the public-policy ramifications. Leading up to the financial crisis of 2008, cities and towns... Read more

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