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FIRST PLACE: “Brownout of Fire Station #21 will have citywide impact”

Home base for the city's only fireboat, Fire Station 21 would have brownout days when fewer than 187 frontline fire fighters were available for duty.

Plain Press
Written by: Joe Narkin
Submitted by: Cleveland, OH Local 93

“Every Parent's Nightmare - A School Bus Tragedy”

On a December Saturday, emergency workers from various departments and numerous counties met at a high school to learn about the construction and safety components of buses and how to rescue passengers trapped inside or outside the bus.

Macon County Chronicle
Written by: Misty Gammons
Submitted by: Gallatin, TN Local 4501

SECOND PLACE: "W-B firefighter staffing questioned”

"The less are doing more, but it may not be enough," said Tom Makar, president of Local 104, commenting on reduced staffing levels .

Times Leader
Written by: Bill O'Boyle
Submitted by: Wilkes-Barre, PA Local 104

“Firefighters must obey speed limit”

A new policy mandates that fire trucks and other department vehicles must follow the posted speed limit. Fire Chief Steve Thurlow said that over the past five years, the department has a 60 percent rise in accidents.

Burlington Post
Written by: Jason Misner
Submitted by: Burlington, ON Local 1552


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