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  • Rain Cools Colo. Wildfires While Others Grow

    Associated Press
    Posted: July 5th, 2012

    More than a dozen wildfires in the West continued chewing through bone-dry pine and brush as firefighters working through the holiday kept a nervous eye for fireworks and other hazards.

  • LODDs 6/12: Firefighter Line-of-Duty Deaths

    Posted: June 1st, 2012

    Ten U.S. firefighters died in the line of duty in April. Three volunteer firefighters and seven career firefighters died in nine separate incidents. One incident claimed the lives of two career firefighters. Six deaths were health related, three were the result of fireground operations and one was caused by a motor vehicle accident. CAPTAIN DAVID BAILEY , 50, of the Los Angeles County, CA, Fire Department died on April 3. Bailey suffered a medical emergency and died during physical fitness...

  • Wis. Panel Urged to Buy Communications System

    Posted: September 21st, 2011

    MADISON, Wis. -- Some Dane County leaders said that politics is playing too much of a role when it comes to implementing new emergency communications technology. Dane County Executive Joe Parisi on Tuesday said the county stands to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars, and face the delayed implementation of a critical emergency communications system for first responders, following the action of 10 Dane County Board members to delay funding for the project.

  • Wyoming Grass Fire Forces School Evacuation

    Posted: September 20th, 2005

    A wind-driven grass fire forced the evacuation of an elementary school but was quickly contained by firefighters Tuesday and caused no major damage.

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