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The city of Pullman is being fined for an unauthorized water rescue procedure that saved 22 people.

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Lars brings on Mike Heston, the Fire Chief for the City of Pullman, Washington to discuss a flood response Chief Heston had to handle back in April that led to the rescue of 22 people.  The Washington Department of Labor and Industries fined the city of Pullman for allowing an unauthorized, untrained (in swift water rescue) maintenance employee to drive a front-end loader with three unsecured firefighters in the bucket.  As well as the employee, the firefighters were not trained in swift water rescue operations but in this situation, desperate times call for desperate measures. Listen below for more.

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