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Upcoming OSHA Shift to “Emergency Response” from “Fire Brigades” Standard

From CPSM Director Tom Wieczorek OSHA is in the early stages of updating the 1980’s standard for regulating fire brigades. It will have a significant impact on departments – volunteer, combination and career. The existing standard was written when SCBA, turnout gear, National Incident Management System, National Response Framework and many other safety initiatives had…

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Kalispell Emergency Responder Levy Passes

BY MAGGIE DRESSER MARCH 20, 2024 Kalispell voters on March 19 passed a $4.6 million Emergency Responder Levy that will add dozens of firefighter positions and law enforcement staff to the city’s police and fire departments and bring a third fire station to West Valley. The levy passed by 882 votes, with 3,367 votes in…

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