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Man survives near-drowning downtown

...him on shore and began CPR as a crowd of bystanders gathered.The paramedics were able to get a pulse, CCFR Chief Richard Etheridge said. "After shocking him a few times, he regained a pulse, and they transported him to the hospital," Etheridge...
Updated: Firefighters extinguish Easter morning house fire on Thane Road

...arrived on scene, Capital City Fire/Rescue Chief Richard Etheridge said."Preliminary, it sounds like it might have...arrived on scene, Capital City Fire/Rescue Chief Richard Etheridge said."Preliminary, it sounds like it might have...
CCFR Special Teams captain retires

...Reifenstein, Beth Weldon, CCFR's first female career fire officer who retired after 22 years in 2012, and CCFR Chief Richard Etheridge, who was just a young volunteer at the time."Some of them had pretty extensive climbing experience, some didn't...
Short-handed CCFR recruits volunteer firefighters

...midway through due a low number of participants.Despite the demands of becoming a volunteer firefighter, CCFR Chief Richard Etheridge believes it's well worth it."You get to give back to your community by making it a safer place to live, work...
Douglas to 'push in' new fire truck Monday 6:30 p.m. on Monday night.The ceremony is actually an age-old tradition in Juneau that CCFR Fire Chief Richard Etheridge revived in 2012. It harkens back to the days of horse-drawn pumpers, when both the horses and fire engines would...
Explosion behind DZ no cause for alarm

...cans to explode. Responding Juneau Police Department officers put out the fire.Capital City Fire and Rescue Chief Richard Etheridge said the explosion probably made more noise than it did harm."Nothing was damaged," Etheridge said of the property...
CCFR: Dry weather means increase fire danger

...grasses and ground cover, there is an increasing danger of open burns quickly spreading out of control," CCFR Chief Richard Etheridge said in a PSA sent out to local media."Use caution when burning outdoors," he advised. "You are responsible...
While CCFR responded to fatal fire, others waited begin medical care, but it took 16 minutes to free an ambulance to transport him to the hospital.CCFR Chief Richard Etheridge said the stacking of medical calls in this case was partly a result of staffing. Only two ambulances in Juneau are...
Glacier rescue makes six this summer

...Trails. Three of those rescues occurred within 24 hours."The Tongass is beautiful but unforgiving," CCFR Chief Richard Etheridge tweeted earlier this month, alongside a picture of the glacier. "This is the third rescue call in less than 24...
Police need help ID'ing suspects in DZ explosion

...responded to the report of the explosion behind the middle school at about 9 p.m. Saturday, July 26. CCFR Chief Richard Etheridge told the Empire earlier that someone had set a backpack on fire that had aerosol cans in it, which caused a small...


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