New Salt Lake fire chief caught in political crossfire of mayoral race
Salt Lake City mayoral candidate and City Council Chairman Luke Garrott took a jab at Mayor Ralph Becker on Tuesday regarding his appointment of a new fire chief. While the other five council members voted to approve the mayor's appointment of Brian Dale, who served as deputy chief under former Chief Kurt Cook, Garrott voted "no.
- PUB DATE: 5/28/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Deseret News
Reno, Washoe County will 'date' before merging fire departments in Nevada
Three years after the fire divorce it appears the city of Reno and Washoe County are going to "date" for awhile before deciding whether to re-merge their fire agencies.
At a joint meeting Tuesday, the Reno City Council and the Washoe County Commission each voted unanimously to develop an automatic aid agreement that would allow for the nearest fire engine to be immediately dispatched to a blaze regardless of jurisdiction.
- PUB DATE: 5/28/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: reno gazette-journal
New Mexico fire chief reports that border patrol agents tried to halt ambulance
One of the complaints fielded by the ACLU about Border Patrol checkpoints comes from the Columbus fire chief.
Chief Ken Riley reported that Border Patrol agents have tailed or tried to stop his ambulance when he skirts the checkpoint on N.M. 11 toward Deming during an emergency transport, allegedly endangering patients in need of critical care.
- PUB DATE: 5/28/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ABQJournal Online
This is what could happen if you park in front of a fire hydrant in New Jersey
PHOTO: It's 4:17 a.m. and four fire fighters need to make snap decisions. A vacant house along Sherwood Terrace is on fire, but occupants may be inside, neighbors relayed.
The fire hydrant that first responders need to hook their hose up to is blocked by a parked vehicle. What do you do?
"We exhausted the alternatives," Pennsauken fire Chief Jospeh Palumbo said of finding a water source during the "critical time period" when the first crews on scene arrive and get to work.
- PUB DATE: 5/28/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: South Jersey Times
Man arrested in connection with massive downtown Los Angeles arson fire
A suspect was behind bars Wednesday in connection with a massive arson fire that destroyed an under-construction, seven-story apartment complex in downtown Los Angeles and burned so intensely it melted nearby freeway signs and damaged neighboring buildings.
Dawud Abdulwali, 56, of Los Angeles, was arrested Tuesday by the Los Angeles Police Departmentâ€™s Anti-Terrorism Division in connection with the Dec.
- PUB DATE: 5/28/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: los angeles daily news
Oklahoma fire chief releases new details in flood-related death of Capt. Jason Farley
Less than a day after personnel from more than 100 agencies and thousands of community members lined the streets to pay their respects to the family of Claremore Fire Department Capt. Jason Farley, one of the firefighters who tried to save him was readmitted to the hospital.
Lt. Zane James had been released Monday in time to join the evening procession with Farleyâ€™s family from Tulsa International Airport to outside Verdigris High School.
- PUB DATE: 5/27/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Tulsa World
Three Found Dead in Home Owned by Washington Fire Lieutenant
Three people were found dead Tuesday in a fire that consumed part of a Deer Park-area house owned by a lieutenant in the Spokane Fire Department.
Fire officials were unable to contact Lt. Terrance Barnett-Canfield after the early-morning blaze at 20 E. Chattaroy Road southeast of Deer Park, and two of the victims were burned so badly that visual identification was not possible, Assistant Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said in an email to fire department staff.
- PUB DATE: 5/27/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: spokesman review