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Some Oakland fire inspectors are not fully certified

Some Oakland fire inspectors are not fully certified

Oakland – after Years of reported failures By Oakland Fire Department to Inspection of commercial buildings and schoolsA new investigation finds that nearly half of the employees currently responsible for inspections are not fully certified to do their jobs. Last Reportreleased Thursday by City Auditor Courtney Ruby, concluded that three of the department’s four fire …

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Anniversary of the deadly LI fire: ‘Everything could be gone in a second’

Riverhead, NY – Wed Marked exactly one honest yearA fire has broken out in a historic home in Riverhead, killing a family of five who were unable to escape from the third floor. For Keith Polches, who ran away from his apartment At home with his fiancée, Cindy Wilson, the year has been filled with …

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Families Displaced After Wooldridge Fire Burns Thousands Of Acres |  Sweetened

Families Displaced After Wooldridge Fire Burns Thousands Of Acres | Sweetened

Written by Caroline Macon, Kennedy McGilverey, Bradford Siwak, and Cleo Norman A raging fire destroyed or severely damaged an estimated 23 structures in the village of Wooldridge and burned more than 3,000 acres in the surrounding area. The fire broke out Saturday afternoon in Wooldridge, in Cooper County, after a field it was harvesting was …

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Bryce Muenzer, Fire Chief with Cal Fire San Benito Monterey Unit and WIRC Director Craig Clements

SJSU Wildfire Scientists Trailblaze Unprecedented Valley Fire Research

This week, researchers from Wildfire Interdisciplinary Research Center WIRC at San Jose State University conducted an unparalleled experiment to study the extreme behavior of fire and the spread of fast-moving fire in steep canyons. This is the first time that a study of wildfires of this magnitude has been conducted in the valley anywhere in …

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Anniversary of the deadly LI fire: ‘Everything could be gone in a second’

Riverhead, NY – Wed Marked exactly one honest yearA fire has broken out in a historic home in Riverhead, killing a family of five who were unable to escape from the third floor. For Keith Polches, who ran away from his apartment At home with his fiancée, Cindy Wilson, the year has been filled with …

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Wildland Fires: Barriers to Recruitment and Retention of Federal Wildland Firefighters

Wildland Fires: Barriers to Recruitment and Retention of Federal Wildland Firefighters

What GAO found The federal wildland fire workforce consists of approximately 18,700 firefighters (including fire department and support staff) from the Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service and four agencies of the Department of the Interior. The inland agencies are the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National …

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Morgantown fired the Civil Service Commission to hear more testimony in the retaliation suit

Morgantown fired the Civil Service Commission to hear more testimony in the retaliation suit

Morgantown, W.;. — The Morgantown Fire Department Civil Service Commission heard about six hours of testimony Wednesday in a retaliation lawsuit by the city firefighters against the city. The hearing comes in response to a legal battle over wages, benefits and vacation pay that has dragged on since the summer of 2019. Mitchell Bell “We …

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Williamstown Fire District sets February date for station vote / iBerkshires.com

Williamstown Fire District sets February date for station vote / iBerkshires.com

Williamstown Hedge Committee members, from left, Joseph Beverly, David Morrissey and Lindsey Nethack take part in Wednesday’s meeting. WILLIAMSTOWN, Massachusetts — Fire district officials decided Wednesday to reschedule a special neighborhood meeting to February 28 to approve a bond for the construction of a new fire station. The district had hoped to put the question …

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