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Mat-Su Borough, fire department spat over on-duty rules

...responders are on duty.A firefighter's termination this weekend amid an ongoing conflict about rules led to the acting fire chief's resignation, KTUU-TV reported.Eric Chappel was in his personal vehicle when he heard a report on his radio...
Patriot Flag spends Christmas Eve in State Capital breeze

...House courtesy of the North Pole Fire Department. "We are quite honored that we got to participate," CCF&R acting fire chief Beth Weldon said after the ceremony. Weldon's sister-in-law was an American Airlines flight attendant on 9...
Bird lovers move on after fire

...couple's bedroom in less than 20 minutes. The fire was contained to the single room, according to Richard Etheridge, acting fire chief and fire marshal. Etheridge said a preliminary investigation revealed that the fire likely was started by a burned-out...
City names new fire department chief

...Nov. 19, the city started a nationwide search in January to fill the position. Twenty-seven people applied. Acting Fire Chief Mike Fenster died of a heart attack April 15. Four finalists, including Mohrmann, were chosen and interviewed...
Blaze Guts Subway building: Downtown eateries, shops lost to fire

...50 p.m., he said. By the time firefighters arrived, "the fire was well-entrenched in the walls," said Acting Fire Chief Martin Beckner. The fire spread rapidly in the century-old building, which over time has acquired several roofs...
My Turn: Fire could have been prevented, stopped

...dollars in eventual total insurance claims, including possible asbestos lawsuits. The Aug. 16 Juneau Empire quoted Acting Fire Chief Martin Beckner, "All those void spaces gave free rein to the fire, which ran unimpeded. You can't really get...
Etheridge to take over as Fire Chief

...He was appointed Fire Marshal in April 2003, and was then appointed to his current position. He also served as Acting Fire Chief for a year, following the loss of Chief Mike Fenster. "We are extremely fortunate to have an individual of Rich's...


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