Historic South Carolina floods: Heavy rain, hundreds rescued

...were without power at one point.Local officials counted several hundred water rescues by mid-morning before Columbia Fire Chief Aubry Jenkins said in an interview that there were too many rescues to keep count."We're just trying to get to everyone...
Nation and World
Wildfire devastates mountain town, behind a white picket fence."There was kind of a randomness of it because the wind was so erratic," Cal Fire Chief Dave Shew said as he stood in the apartment complex's ashes. "Some good firefighting activity saved structures...
Nation and World
Mat-Su Borough, fire department spat over on-duty rules

...amid an ongoing conflict about rules led to the acting fire chief's resignation, KTUU-TV reported.Eric Chappel was...Community Council on Thursday asked for a full-time fire chief and improved leadership training.
'Life in a smile': Friends reflect on those lost in Sitka landslide

...Almost everybody involved in the recovery - including Gov. Bill Walker, Sitka Mayor Mim McConnell, the city's fire chief, police officers, Red Cross volunteers and members of the church - mentioned how impressed they were by the show of...
Amid heavy rainfall, Sitka officials suspend search for body

...displaced residents."We cannot say what effect the rain will have on the already weakened slide area," Deputy Sitka Fire Chief Al Stevens said in a statement. "The most prudent thing we can do is back-off and see how the slide area handles the...
State | Local
Firefighters ask Juneau to 'fill the boot' its annual "Fill The Boot" fundraiser this weekend to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.Fire Chief Richard Etheridge said firefighters will be collecting donations from 3-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, at Super Bear...
Sitka offers free counseling in wake of deadly landslide

...differently, some more than others. And some people won't always reach out for help," said Al Stevens, the assistant fire chief and incident commander for the landslide response effort.The landslide occurred Aug. 18 when logs, mud and debris...
30-year-old hotel guest dies at the Alaskan the scene - a fire engine, two ambulances and two fire chiefs in two separate CCFR-marked S.U.V.s, all with...said the heavy response was a coincidence and that the fire chiefs just happened to be downtown. The call also came one...
Northwest fire crews hope for a break in the weather

...Thursday in Chiniak, which is about 10 miles southeast of Kodiak on the easternmost point of Kodiak Island. Kodiak Fire Chief Jim Mullican told KMXT radio the fire was burning out of control.The cause of the blaze wasn't immediately clear...
Regional News
Uninhabited areas most affected by Kodiak area fire

...Thursday in Chiniak, which is about 10 miles southeast of Kodiak on the easternmost point of Kodiak Island.Kodiak Fire Chief Jim Mullican said a flyover showed the largest area of impact was in uninhabited areas of the community. In addition...


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