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  • Former Pennsylvania fire company leaders accused of stealing $46K from company
    Two former presidents of Falls Township Fire Company No. 1 were charged on July 16 with stealing more than $46,000 from the volunteer organization. Christopher J. Carlin, 48, who served as president in 2017 and treasurer before that, is accused of taking $34,896.59. His predecessor, Gary Margerum, 61, president from 2009-2016, is charged with stealing $11,198.
    - PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Bucks Local News
  • Body of California firefighter killed near Yosemite is retrieved from steep ravine
    Crews on Monday extracted the body of a firefighter from a steep ravine that his bulldozer had rolled into days ago as he fought a wildfire west of Yosemite. The body of 36-year-old Braden Varney, a 10-year-veteran with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, remained in a mesh of mangled metal for three days in a site near El Portal that was too remote for bulldozers and too precarious to allow an immediate extraction.
    - PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: SFGate.com
  • Ohio Deputy Fire Chief Selected for 2018 Training Officer Recognition Award
    TargetSolutions, a Vector Solutions brand offering the leading operations and training management software for the fire service, and the International Association of Fire Chief’s (IAFC) Volunteer & Combination Officers Section (VCOS) are proud to announce Deputy Chief Josh Blum, of Loveland-Symmes (Ohio) Fire Department (LSFD), as the recipient of the 2018 VCOS Training Officer Recognition Award.
    - PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Firehouse
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