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  • 3 simple ways to avoid a fire department PR nightmare
    Southwest Airlines recently found itself in hot water and had to apologize for the actions of one of its employees. That person, a gate agent, had joked with coworkers about the unusual name of one of the passengers on the flight, and later posted a picture of that passenger’s boarding pass to her personal social media account.
    - PUB DATE: 12/14/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: FireRescue1
  • 911 call logs reveal terrifying moments at onset of Camp Fire
    At 6:33 a.m. on Nov. 8, a Butte County dispatcher answered what was among the first emergency calls in what would become the deadliest wildfire in California history: A “powerline transformer sparked and there is a fire,” the Magalia caller reported. By just after 8 a.m., residents of Concow and Magalia were phoning in a panic — some of them trapped and needing rescue and others frantically alerting authorities to parents and grandparents in harm’s way, according to Butte County dispatchers’ logs.
    - PUB DATE: 12/14/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle
  • Baltimore County fire chief to retire
    Two more top Baltimore County officials are leaving as County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. sets up his new administration. Fire Chief Kyrle Preis and planning director Andrea van Arsdale announced this week that they are retiring. They were two of the department heads who were not included in a list of appointments and reappointments that Olszewski sent to the Baltimore County Council last week.
    - PUB DATE: 12/14/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Baltimore Sun
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