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Week-old wildfire wreaks havoc on vacation spot

...hills. Nearly a week into the fight, fatigue has set in."There were too many (spot fires) for us to pick up," Battalion Chief Carl Schwettmann of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection told the San Francisco Chronicle...
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Alaska Editorial: Making good decisions on the water

...increase the chances of being rescued."Life preservers buy you time in the event of a rescue," Kenai Fire Department Battalion Chief Tony Prior told the Clarion.Life jackets are a good place to start - but are only effective if they're actually...
Firefighters rescue man and his dog from tar pit

...10-year-old chocolate Labrador, Twister, on Sunday. "We had to improvise," said North Pole Volunteer Fire Department Battalion Chief Ernie Misewicz. "You don't train for these kinds of things." Conley, Twister and a friend, Steven Townsend...
State Briefs

...said. Instead of sending just an ambulance to the woman's aid, the dispatcher sent six vehicles, including a battalion chief and two ambulances. The team arrived at the victim's home about six minutes later. "The firefighters on location...
Alaskans eager to help victims

...Department are planning to fly to Phuket, Thailand, early Saturday to help collect bodies. Among those going is Battalion Chief Mark Hall, who said he was inspired to organize the 10-day effort after watching a television newscast that showed...
Carbon monoxide overcomes family in car, but all survive

...that the people inside were passed out. Also, the driver's hands were waving shortly before the accident, said Battalion Chief Cleo Hill of the Anchorage Fire Department. Emergency responders found a mother and several children unconscious...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...45 p.m. Sunday. ``Two of the individuals came in and said they had gunshot victims in their car,'' said Battalion Chief Doug Nightingale. ``We went out and immediately grabbed the most seriously injured (man) and got him in the ambulance...
Boddy, Hill to wed

...the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2004. He is presently a Lieutenant in the Ft. Wainwright Fire Department and Battalion Chief at North Star Volunteer Fire Dept. The bride is the daughter of Carol and Tommie Rawlinson of Fairbanks and Jay S...
Man who died on mudflats was Army captain

...released the name of his companion. They were caught in one of the more extreme tides of the year, said fire department battalion chief Tim Garbe.The tide rose 6 inches per minute Sunday at its peak, Garbe said.Eros graduated from Harvard in 1993...
Kite boarder rescued by friend in float plane

...A kite boarder in distress in Turnagain Arm was rescued by a friend in a float plane. Anchorage Fire Department Battalion Chief Bridget Bushue says emergency responders Monday assembled to reach the man, who was waving his arms, apparently...


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