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DailyDispatch - California

Riverside County rail car chemical leak draws fears of ‘violent explosion,’ spurs evacuations

Friday, August 12, 2022, 03:00 AM

VIDEO: A rail car leaking chemicals in Riverside County, California, on Friday has prompted officials there to evacuate nearly 200 homes over concerns that a "violent explosion" could occur at any moment. The incident, which started unfolding Thursday night in Perris, also has closed a portion of the 215 Freeway in both directions.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: FOX News

Man found dead after house fire in Carmichael, officials say

Thursday, August 11, 2022, 09:23 PM

A man was found dead after a house fire in the Carmichael area of Sacramento County sparked on Thursday afternoon, authorities said. A duplex located in the 5000 block of El Camino Avenue near Walnut and El Camino avenues caught fire around 2:40 p.m., the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District said. Once the fire was knocked down, crews found the body in a part of the house that was originally unsafe to search because of flames and downed power lines.
- PUB DATE: 8/11/2022 6:23:00 PM - SOURCE: KCRA-TV NBC 3 Sacramento

Redwood Acres Fairgrounds Converted to Cal Fire Emergency Fire Camp

Thursday, August 11, 2022, 08:30 PM

The Cal Fire emergency fire camp is almost completely set up at the Redwood Acres Fairground. The camp provides a number of resources to firefighters as they come off the line of duty. Starting just this last Tuesday, numerous facilities and resources have been brought in to the redwood acres fairground to set up the Cal Fire emergency fire camp.
- PUB DATE: 8/11/2022 5:30:12 PM - SOURCE: KIEM-TV NBC 3 Eureka

FYREBX: Shasta County native invents new equipment for fighting fires and much more

Friday, August 12, 2022, 03:00 AM

A graduate from Shasta High School has returned to his roots; excited about a multi-use piece of equipment he first envisioned and has now brought to life. It's called the "FYREBX;" it's the result of more than two years of creating, designing, and research and development while Sean Henry was living in Montana for some 20 years.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KRCR-TV ABC 7 Redding

Community support and state funding secure new fire station for the Amador County Fire District

Friday, August 12, 2022, 03:00 AM

The Amador Fire Protection District will be receiving a new fire station in Pine Grove thanks to an additional $8.1 million dollars in state funding being secured, according to District 5 State Assemblymen Frank Bigelow. The fire protection district is responsible for 491 square miles of Amador County, in which 75% of people live in very high risk to fire danger areas, according to Bigelow.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTXL-TV FOX 40 Sacramento

Arson suspected as cause of vegetation fire burning in Sacramento County, authorities say

Thursday, August 11, 2022, 05:27 PM

Firefighters battled a vegetation fire they believe to have been started on purpose in Sacramento County, authorities said. The about 15-acre fire burned near North Antelope Road and Antelope Road on Thursday afternoon, the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District said. The fire had multiple start points and investigators believe it was arson.
- PUB DATE: 8/11/2022 2:27:00 PM - SOURCE: KCRA-TV NBC 3 Sacramento

FireRescue1 - Top Articles

Photo of the Week: Firefighters beat police in 'Farmer Wars'

Friday, August 12, 2022, 01:54 PM

In this week's photo, Howard County teammates take part in a friendly rivalry at the local fair

Commission drops Milwaukee Fire Department citizenship requirement

Friday, August 12, 2022, 12:43 PM

"If someone is otherwise legally hirable, whether or not they are a U.S. citizen, that’s fine with us," said Milwaukee Fire Chief Aaron Lipski

NY fire captain suspended after allegedly taking FFs to Juneteenth spoof party while on duty

Friday, August 12, 2022, 12:30 PM

A Rochester firefighter is seeking $4M in damages from the city after accusing his captain of forcing him and two junior FFs to attend a racist event

Ind. firefighters, police receive cardiac, metabolic testing

Friday, August 12, 2022, 11:19 AM

Through a Dukes Healthcare Foundation grant, leaders brought Sigma Tactical Wellness representatives to Peru

Funerals begin for victims of Pa. blaze that killed 10 members of FF's family

Friday, August 12, 2022, 10:30 AM

The first services are for two young siblings; more services for relatives of Nescopeck Volunteer Fire Company Firefighter Harold Baker will be held over the weekend

Book excerpt: 'Leadership Refined by Fire'

Thursday, August 11, 2022, 07:27 PM

Exploring the dynamics of leading in the firehouse, personal responsibility, customer service, mental health and more

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