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  • 6 firefighters had to deploy emergency shelters after sudden change in Arizona wildfire
    Six firefighters were transported to the hospital after deploying their fire shelters while battling the Cedar Fire near Show Low on Tuesday. There was a sudden and unexpected change in the fire, according to Candy Lupe with the Bureau of Indian Affairs Fire Management. A group of fire crews had to deploy their fire shelters.
    - PUB DATE: 6/29/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV
  • Ohio fire department to remove tests from promotional process
    Akron will no longer use a test for fire department promotions. The city will instead rely on education and seniority. A three-year contract recently approved by the fire union includes a new promotional process that is aimed at avoiding a repeat of years of legal challenges over promotional tests that caused a depletion of the department’s ranks.
    - PUB DATE: 6/29/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: akron beacon journal
  • New Jersey fire company having trouble responding to calls in overnight hours
    The absence of volunteers at the Colonial Volunteer Fire Co. has led to fire apparatus being unable to respond to emergency calls during the evening and overnight hours recently, officials say and documents show. The turnout has been so low in the past few months that the company's volunteer fire chief, Joseph Scharnitz Jr.
    - PUB DATE: 6/29/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Trenton Times
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