Fines could be imposed for excessive false fire alarms in Great Falls

Great Falls city commissioners have approved two new orders that they hope will help Great Falls firefighters. The first order allows fines to be imposed on companies that have triggered three false fire alarms over a period of 365 days. Fines start at $ 100 and for continued negligence can go up to $ 500 or jail time. “The reasoning ...

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SBMA sends rescue team to Siargao

HELPING THE HANDS SBMA employees sort the donations to be sent to the communities affected by Typhoon “Odette”. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) deployed 11 firefighters for a 10-day mission to Siargao Island to assist with relief and rescue operations in areas affected by the typhoon. SBMA president and trustee Wilma Eisma confirmed the team flew to ...

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Black Isle’s water pressure issues could have hampered the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s response to a house fire

The service identified low pressure in some standpipes. Water pressure issues could have prevented the fight against a devastating fire in Black Isle, he revealed. The December 2 fire in Rosemarkie saw a woman treated for smoke inhalation at the scene. The blaze was brought under control by six crews from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) and an ...

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9 people in Arizona accused of defrauding pandemic relief program

December 19, 2021Update: December 19, 2021 11:33 a.m. PHOENIX (AP) – Nine people in Arizona have been charged with allegations that they fraudulently obtained more than $ 23 million in government aid in the event of a pandemic. Federal prosecutors allege that Jason Coleman, 40, and Kimberly Coleman, 38, of Mesa, conspired to prepare and submit about two dozen fraudulent ...

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Firefighters perform rescues at the Ellen Badger site

Warwickshire firefighters used the empty Ellen Badger Hospital site for training operations. The South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust is working with the Shipston Medical Center to develop the Shipston Hospital site and relocate the medical center. And before construction began, Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Services used the empty building for training drills. The fire department has held four training exercises ...

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Kansas City area animal rescue plans to build 100 stand-alone dog houses for neglected animals this winter

BLUE SPRINGS, Missouri – Pawportunities Animal Rescue is asking the public to help keep the Kansas City area animals warm this winter. Members hope to build 100 isolated dog houses for stray animals in the community. CEO Carrie Siems said many animals die in the cold winter every year, but there aren’t many statistics that reflect those numbers because many ...

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Last minute gift ideas for soccer fans

With the holiday season almost upon us, it can sometimes be difficult to think of gifts for ourselves or our loved ones. Therefore, we have decided to make this list of last minute gift ideas available for football fans. Since the majority of soccer games are available to stream these days, here are the best digital deals for you. 1) ...

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Local Utah News Headlines – Friday Night, December 17, 2021

Friday evening, December 17, 2021 State Utah’s unemployment rate far lower than the nation’s Unemployment in Utah remains at record rates. According to the Utah Department of Workforce Services, the unemployment rate in November was 2.1%, half the national rate. About 34,500 Utahns are unemployed. Labor shortages have been a problem nationwide. But Utah’s chief economist said that while the ...

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Michigan House Bills to support emergency services | WJMN

LANSING, Michigan (WJMN) – Bills 4172, 4247 and 5026 were signed by Governor Whitmer today and will support Michigan first responders and emergency services. House Bill 4172 amends the Worker’s Disability Compensation Act to include current and former part-time, on-call or volunteer firefighters under the Deemed First Responder Coverage Fund. Firefighters who develop certain cancers can claim workers’ compensation benefits ...

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Relying on calling cards, two drivers find themselves stranded on snowy, unmaintained road in southwest Colorado – The Durango Herald

Man and woman passed warning sign but trusted GPS route finder technology Two people had to be rescued on the Dolores-Norwood road Monday morning after their vehicles got stuck in the snow. The drivers relied on GPS phone maps that suggested the route, which has no winter maintenance. (Courtesy of Dolores County Search and Rescue) It happened again. Motorists relying ...

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