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Seattle City Council passes legislation to protect firefighters

The Seattle City Council unanimously passed legislation (6-0) today to protect firefighters and EMTs when they are responding to emergencies. The legislation closes a loophole that excluded them from the same protections given to many other city employees, including police officers.   The legislation was sponsored by Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1 – West Seattle) and...