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  • Garage Turned-Home Destroyed by Blaze

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    Santa Cruz Sentinel
    Posted: December 24th, 2002

    Flames were leaping through one side of the 600-square-foot garage in the 100 block of Seaside Street when firefighters arrived about 8 p.m.


  • Democrats Seek Emergency Funding

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    Posted: December 24th, 2002

    Congressional Democrats are up in arms over a Justice Department decision to suspend a grant program that offers funds to help firefighters and other emergency workers for terrorist attacks. Funding for the program last year was $651 million, and President Bush proposed increasing it to $3.5 billion.


  • Firefighters Respond to Car Accident

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    Sarasota Herald-Tribune
    Posted: December 23rd, 2002

    Moments after firefighters used hydraulic Jaws of Life tools to free four people in the wrecked car early Sunday, they rushed on foot to rescue a woman pinned under a car in another accident at a nearby fast-food restaurant, Fire Department spokesman Wayne Chaney said.


  • Financial Realities Come Crashing Down on San Diego Pension Fund

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    San Diego Union Tribune
    Posted: December 23rd, 2002

    Troubled financial markets and city fiscal policy have taken a huge bite out of San Diego's $2.3 billion public-employee retirement system. Ron Saathoff, president of the city's firefighters union and a retirement board member, placed much of the blame for the system's volatility on Wall Street.


  • Firefighter on Track Every Christmas

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    Orange County Register
    Posted: December 22nd, 2002

    Despite 27 years as an Anaheim firefighter, there's still something of the little boy in 56-year-old George Mendoza.