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  • Florida firefighter dies while clearing hurricane debris from Hurricane Michael
    Gulf County Fire Coordinator Brad Price, firefighter and paramedic, was helping to clear some of the debris Hurricane Michael left behind Thursday when a tree fell on his tractor. "We are heartbroken to announce the loss of one of our own," the Gulf County Sheriff's Office announced on social media, hours after colleagues found the 49-year-old father of two and youth softball coach from Wewahitchka dead.
    - PUB DATE: 10/19/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE:
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  • FDNY set to graduate 15 women firefighters — highest number in department's history
    The FDNY will be celebrating a five-alarm milestone on Friday. Fifteen women are set to proudly walk across the stage and receive their graduation certificates at the Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York in Jamaica, Queens — the highest number the department’s seen since 1982, when the FDNY opened its doors to 41 women following a groundbreaking discrimination lawsuit.
    - PUB DATE: 10/19/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New York Daily News
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  • Arizona firefighter dies during training
    A Saint David Fire District firefighter died in training Wednesday. According to Saint David Fire District, 36-year-old Joshua Eugin died during a multi-department training exercise. Eugin was taking part in a "blackout drill," in which firefighters simulate rescuing victims inside a dark structure with fake smoke.
    - PUB DATE: 10/19/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE:
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  • Ohio department building new fire stations to reduce cancer cases for firefighters
    Keeping firefighters safe is top of mind for city leaders. After a Columbus firefighter lost his battle with cancer a few weeks ago, a new fire station in the far east side of town is being built with firefighters safety and health in mind. Fire station 35 in Blacklick is being constructed with decontamination showers, better exhaust ventilation, and a specific room where firefighters go to after a scene to decontaminate their gear.
    - PUB DATE: 10/19/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSYX-TV ABC 6
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  • California Fire Department Welcomes 17 Babies in One Year
    PHOTO: The Oceanside Fire Department set a record with 17 babies born to wives of firefighters from July 2017 to July 2018. "This is the most babies at one time we've ever had," said Fire Captain Tim Scott of the Oceanside Fire Department on Wednesday. Scott said after a different fire department posted about the number of babies born to them that year, Oceanside decided to count their numbers.
    - PUB DATE: 10/19/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNSD-TV NBC San Diego
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  • Firefighter suffered seizure when FDNY fire truck jumped curb, hit vehicles
    VIDEO/PHOTO - A firefighter is expected to survive after an FDNY fire truck jumped a curb and slammed into parked vehicles in Brooklyn. The accident happened just after 6 p.m. Wednesday at East New York Avenue and St. Marks Avenue in Brownsville. Sources say the truck had been stopped at a traffic light on East New York Avenue when the driver suffered some sort of seizure.
    - PUB DATE: 10/18/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV
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  • Fallen Virginia firefighter pens foresightful letter to family in case ‘something like this were to happen’
    VIDEO - Colleagues, friends and family members of fallen Hanover firefighter Lt. Brad Clark took to the podium at Meadow Event Park today to share eulogies and memories of the deceased. Lt. Clark was killed in the line of duty on Thursday after a tractor-trailer struck the firetruck that he and 3 colleagues were standing outside of while assisting a motorist on I-295 in Hanover.
    - PUB DATE: 10/18/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVR-TV CBS 6
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  • Fire Service Leaders Urged to Reject AAA Cost Reporting Plan
    Recently, the American Ambulance Association (AAA) reached out to local fire and emergency service leaders asking them to sign on to a newly proposed national EMS cost reporting system. The leaders of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), and the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association (Metro Chiefs) ask that fire service leaders not sign on to this effort.
    - PUB DATE: 10/18/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: International Association of Fire Chiefs
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  • State appellate court hears New York firefighters’ 'minimum manning' case
    The city’s firefighters’ union might know before the end of the year whether an arbitrator will decide if a “minimum manning” clause can continue in its labor contract. On Wednesday, the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, in Rochester, heard oral arguments from attorneys for the city and the Watertown Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 191.
    - PUB DATE: 10/18/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Watertown Daily Times
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  • Texas medics now doing blood transfusions in ambulances, saving lives with whole blood
    San Antonio is the first large metropolitan city in the nation to begin carrying whole blood inside ambulances and response trucks. Patients suffering traumatic injuries and losing blood fast now have a much better chance of surviving. And local medics believe it's the biggest trauma response game changer in decades.
    - PUB DATE: 10/18/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSAT-TV ABC 12 San Antonio
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