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  • Massachusetts city tests new device to help drivers avoid firetrucks
    The city’s fire department is testing out a new device that could help drivers using navigational apps steer clear of firetrucks responding to an emergency, helping improve safety for both drivers and firefighters. The device, a small black box about four inches tall and wide, sends out alerts to drivers about the locations of the trucks to drivers using a navigation app called Waze.
    - PUB DATE: 3/22/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Patriot Ledger
  • Houston firefighters march on City Hall over Prop B 'pay parity' raises, layoffs
    PHOTOS: Kara Rathbone’s story may sound familiar to many firefighters who marched with her Tuesday along Bagby Street in downtown Houston. Rathbone’s husband, Austin, drives to work from their home in Bellville, about 70 miles away. A seven-year Houston firefighter, he has received scant raises since joining the department, and makes ends meet by installing irrigation systems on the side and working for a small fire department near Bellville, where about 4,300 people live.
    - PUB DATE: 3/22/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Houston Chronicle
  • City underbills business fire protection fees for 10 years in Illinois
    The city of Bloomington has been incorrectly billing businesses for fire protection for nearly 10 years, resulting perhaps in the loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue. The current monthly rate, based on the diameter of the water line that serves a business's internal fire suppression system, is $27.
    - PUB DATE: 3/22/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Pantagraph
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