VIDEO: "Just over a year ago we found out that my wife had cancer. Through our research with what's healthy for her, we came across learning that a lot of dyes do cause cancer," said Caldwell Fire Captain Marc Maiello.
Captain Maiello is referring to the dyes found in various sports drinks that Caldwell firefighters were consuming daily. That is, until they discovered something strange. "As they opened it (the sports drinks) they noticed there was a slime or a sludge that was floating in the drink," said Captain Maiello. He says some of the firefighters unknowingly drank from the effected plastic bottles, left in a truck outside.
The gooey drinks weren't the only thing worrying Captain Maiello. He said some of their colored sports drinks turned completely clear when exposed to UV light. He said other colored sports drinks, purchased at the time as those that turned clear, maintained their color when stored in a cool, dry place.
CBS 2 News Idaho
PHOTO: An early morning fire Thursday displaced one person, Burley fire officials said.
The Burley Fire Department, Cassia County Sheriff’s Office and paramedics responded to the house fire at 1200 W. 185 South at 4:12 a.m., the fire department said in a Facebook post. The only person in the house was able to escape without any injuries. Two engines, a tanker and the chief responded from Burley Fire and were joined by an engine, a tanker and command personnel from the Rock Creek Fire Protection District, the post said.
No firefighters were injured and crews were able to leave the scene at about 8:45 a.m.
The displaced resident is being assisted by the Burley Firefighters Burnout Fund.
Twin Falls Times-News Metered
A wildfire closed a portion of a state highway for period of time Thursday afternoon in the Wood River Valley.
Highway 75 between Shoshone and the Timmerman Rest Area, about eight miles south of Bellevue, closed Thursday afternoon while fire crews worked the area, according to the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post this afternoon: “The road is blocked. Look out for a brush fire.”
By 5 p.m., however, the sheriff's office said the road was again open. "Please be alert for crews working on the road sides," the later post read. "Thank you for your patience."
People gathered at the South Boundary Fire Station #1 to enjoy a free breakfast and a tour of the new construction on Saturday, Oct. 5. The South Boundary Firefighters cooked and served the breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m.
South Boundary Fire Chief Tony Rohrwasser gave tours of the new addition to the station that is still under construction, but will soon house not only the ambulance, but also a place for EMS quarters, including two small bedrooms, a kitchen, and a bathroom with a shower.
“The plan is to have this station staffed 24/7 with a paramedic, and we are working on ways to get personnel that are either EMTs or EMRs, or just firefighters because the medic needs someone to run the bus for them,” said Rohrwasser.
The tour also included the area between the fire station and the Naples Elementary School. When the old church is removed, they will be putting in a shed building that will house the Naples Food Cupboard, as well as supplies for Red Cross. The building will be set back further than the church is now.
Bonners Ferry Herald
The Boise Fire Pumpkin Patch has been a fall tradition at Station #10 for eleven years. This year, the pumpkin patch is raising money to benefit the Local 149 Community Assistance Fund .
"This is a great event that we look forward to each year. All the work that goes into this event takes hours and hours of planning, but we love to see families come out and pick out a pumpkin and enjoy all the activities we have," said Boise Firefighter and event organizer Stephen Procedo. "We have a lot of great pumpkins to choose from this year and we look forward to doing this for the community each year. It’s also a bonus that the money we raise goes back to help those in the community."
This year's pumpkin patch is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 12. It's happening behind Fire Station #10 at 12065 West McMillan Road. Carpooling is encouraged as parking is limited.
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