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  • VIDEO: One killed, eight hurt after Ohio paint plant blast
    One person was killed and eight people were hurt in an explosion and second-alarm fire at an Ohio paint plant early Thursday. About 40 employees were working just after midnight when the blast occurred in one of five buildings on Yenkin-Majestic Paint's campus in Columbus, officials said. While most of the employees came out of the building as firefighters arrived on the scene, authorities learned two were trapped, according to Columbus Division of Fire Battalion Chief Steve Martin.
    - PUB DATE: 4/9/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NBC News
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  • Mountain of donated firefighting gear from the Northeast arrives in tornado-ravaged Alabama
    PHOTOS: An 18-wheeler pulled up in front of Coker Volunteer Fire Department on Thursday laden with a mountain of firefighting gear donated by departments in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The gear represents a windfall of equipment that many of the volunteer departments in West Alabama never would have been able to afford to purchase.
    - PUB DATE: 4/9/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Tuscaloosa News
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  • Age serves them well: Older volunteer firefighters in New York bring experience
    John Capozzoli Jr. of Freeport remembers the moment he knew he was destined to join the fire service. He was 12 years old and riding shotgun in his father’s pickup when the Freeport Fire Department sounded its air horn. As he and his father pulled into the firehouse, he recalled the excitement he felt as he watched his father, a volunteer firefighter, don a thick bunker coat and helmet and climb aboard the fire truck.
    - PUB DATE: 4/9/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Newsday - Metered Site
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  • Wisconsin fire department a leader for hiring women
    VIDEOS: For Kimberly Pillman and Ryle Olsen it is about helping others during an emergency and serving the community they call home. Pillman and Olsen are two of the 10 female firefighters/paramedics who currently work for the Lake Geneva Fire Department. Pillman said she considers it an honor to be a member of the fire department, as she is able to help people during a difficult situation.
    - PUB DATE: 4/9/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Lake Geneva News
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  • VIDEO: Massive fire destroys New Jersey apartment complex; 4 firefighters hurt
    A massive four-alarm fire has destroyed an apartment complex in West Windsor Township, New Jersey on Wednesday afternoon. Twenty-two people from seven families are now without homes. With daylight Thursday morning, the severe damage the fire caused could be seen. The roof is gone from the building and the siding is melted away.
    - PUB DATE: 4/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV ABC 6 Philadelphia
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  • Oklahoma State University students create new virtual reality COVID-19 training program
    VIDEO: Oklahoma State University computer science students have created new technology to help fight the pandemic. They created a virtual reality simulator that allows nurses and doctors to train to administer COVID-19 tests and even hook patients up to a ventilator without ever being exposed to the virus.
    - PUB DATE: 4/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KFOR-TV NBC 4 Oklahoma
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  • Florida fire station's patriotic truck pays homage to local soldiers
    PHOTO: It doesn’t take much looking to see that Clay County is extremely military friendly. The county has numerous veterans, the City of Green Cove Springs holds several events honoring veterans and is the home of the TAPS Memorial. Camp Blanding is also in the county and is home to many active duty and reserve service men and women.
    - PUB DATE: 4/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Clay Today Online
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  • Kentucky fire department to use decommissioned jet for training
    VIDEO: The Bowling Green Fire Department will use a decommissioned Comp Air Jet for training purposes. The jet had been decommissioned at the Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport for several years and the airport donated it to the fire department. The aircraft was transported to its new concrete pad Wednesday morning.
    - PUB DATE: 4/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBKO-TV ABC/Fox/CW 13 Bowling Green
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  • California County Launches New Illegal Fireworks Reporting System In Wake Of Explosion
    VIDEO: Following last month’s massive fireworks explosion in an Ontario neighborhood which left two men dead and caused millions of dollars in damage, San Bernardino County Thursday was unveiling a new illegal fireworks reporting system. The San Bernardino County Fire Protection District and other local law enforcement agencies were holding a news conference Thursday morning to launch a new system which allows the public to report illegal fireworks.
    - PUB DATE: 4/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCBS-TV CBS 2 Los Angeles
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  • 21 injured, including 16 firefighters, in New York apartment building fire
    VIDEO: An eight-alarm fire tore through an apartment building in Queens Tuesday afternoon, leaving 21 injured, including 16 firefighters, and displacing more than 200 residents. The fire broke out as four-alarm blaze on the top floor of the six-story building on 34th Avenue in Jackson Heights around 1 p.
    - PUB DATE: 4/7/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York
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