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  • Washington firefighter-EMT Walmart shooting hero comes forward: 'This was a traumatic experience'
    The man hailed as a hero for halting a gunman's wild rampage outside the Tumwater Walmart store came forward Wednesday and said he fired his weapon only after it became clear that the gunman might injure or kill more innocent victims if he weren't stopped. David George, who is an emergency medical technician with the Oakville Fire Department and a pastor at the Oakville Assembly of God, described his harrowing experience at a Wednesday news conference in his hometown.
    - PUB DATE: 6/22/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
  • Massachusetts firefighters agree to new contract after threatening to picket mayor's house
    The city and the firefighters’ union tentatively agreed to a new contract Thursday, one day after the union threatened to picket outside Mayor Paul Heroux’s house. The pickets have been called off and a cookout the mayor had planned will be held as scheduled Saturday afternoon. Heroux said the threat of picketing had nothing to do with him agreeing to a new contract, but union President Jacob Springs said he thought it moved the process along.
    - PUB DATE: 6/22/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Attleboro Sun Chronicle
  • Fire Authority Rejects California City's Demands
    With a ticking clock growing ever louder in the background, the Orange County Fire Authority rejected several demands made by Irvine that would keep the city in the fold as a voting member of the regional emergency coalition. “Basically, Irvine was told to pound sand,” said County Supervisor Todd Spitzer, who sits on the Fire Authority board of directors.
    - PUB DATE: 6/22/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Firehouse
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