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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...
Busy weekend sees increase in accidents

...cold and sapped of energy, but thankful. Porter said he couldn't flip the boat over to rescue the dog. Kenai Battalion Chief Tony Prior said boaters should take the proper precautions before heading out on the water and call 911 if they do...
Kenai launches new enforcement boat damage created from boat wakes through the mile-long river channel the length of Watergate Way. Kenai Battalion Chief Tony Prior said the target area is patrolled only during high tide with one boat operator from the fire department...

...we are serious," Snohomish County Fire District 1 battalion chief Steve Mason said.An American flag had been run up...water.At the debris site Saturday, Mason, the battalion chief, said teams first do a hasty search of any wreckage...
Nikiski fire dept. in new hands

...issues within the Nikiski Fire Department brought Battalion Chief Doug Nightingale before Borough Mayor John Williams...of the department and left Nightingale, who, as battalion chief, is also a shift manager, guessing as to who was supposed...
Remembering heroes

...firefighters who gave their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, Battalion Chief Greg Coon struck the bell five times, paused, and...three battered fire helmets. Kenai Fire Department Battalion Chief Greg Coon, rings a bell four sequences of five rings...
Helo drops buckets of water on fire near Kenai

...Airport Wednesday night.The fire was reported by a floatplane pilot at about 6:40 p.m., Kenai Fire Department Battalion Chief Tony Prior said.The fire department responded with two engines, a brush truck, a rescue and firefighting aircraft...
Rough-water rescue reveals holes in Kenai's capabilities as firemen pluck 2 from stormy Kenai River mouth

...communications.In the end, Kenai Firefighter Zachary Pettit and Kenai Engineer John Wichmen rode shotgun as Kenai Battalion Chief Tony Prior navigated a city-owned skiff, which they commandeered, through breaking waves and high seas to reach...
Practice makes perfect

Monyahan, Battalion Chief Trent Burnett, Engineer/Paramedic Jim Hoyt and Senior Captain...Agrium's emergency preparedness and response coordinator, Battalion Chief Trent Burnett, Hyatt, Jay Morrison, Jim Hoyt, Craig Ralston...
Safety harness saves employee

...effect. "We went out there and went over the side of the dock and lowered him down to a boat in the water," said Battalion Chief Trent Burnett. "I sent one of my guys in a harness and safety equipment." Burnett said the man was taken to Central...


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