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  • Fifth station carries Washington city ‘into the future’
    Four minutes. That could mean the difference between life and death. When Kennewick city officials were considering spending $4.7 million to build and equip a fifth fire station, they talked a lot about getting more quickly to fires and medical emergencies. The last fire station in Kennewick was built 20 years ago.
    - PUB DATE: 8/23/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Tri-City Herald
  • Ohio department will rehire 10 firefighters by early September
    Canton Safety Director Andrea Perry told City Council on Monday that the city will rehire 10 firefighters by Sept. 3. The city laid off the firefighters April 29 as part of an effort to reduce a $5.1 million budget deficit, attributed to decreasing income tax revenue and state budget cuts. A Federal Emergency Management Agency Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) grant awarded earlier this month will bring Fire Department staffing from 134 to 144.
    - PUB DATE: 8/23/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CantonRep.com
  • Female firefighter’s suicide is a ‘fire bell in the night’
    When Fairfax County 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 Mittendorff’s death stirred anger about lewd and harassing comments that had been made about her in a popular online forum.
    - PUB DATE: 8/23/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Washington Post
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