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Posted: Nov 15, 2019

North Carolina fire, police departments want to improve staff diversity

Two city departments are trying to shake up their staffs. Asheville police and fire officials said they are lacking diversity. Both are actively working to recruit more diverse applicants. “We’ve not been able to keep up with our community,” Asheville Fire Battalion Chief Patrick Crudup said. Interim Police Chief Robert White said there are a number of reasons.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLOS-TV ABC 13 Asheville
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Posted: Nov 15, 2019

Washington State: New kiosk in Sea-Tac Airport trains travelers in CPR

On Wednesday, The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) and the American Heart Association unveiled a new hands-only CPR kiosk that has the ability to train and test travelers in bystander CPR in about five minutes. The kiosk, located in the Central Terminal, includes a touch screen display with video instruction and tutorials, followed by an interactive practice session and test.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
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Posted: Nov 15, 2019

California to Overhaul Insurance Plan After Wildfires

Californians who lost their home insurance because of the threat of wildfires will be able to buy comprehensive policies next year through a state-mandated plan under an order issued Thursday by the state insurance commissioner. Devastating wildfires have plagued the state in recent years, destroying thousands of homes.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNTV NBC 11 San Jose
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Posted: Nov 15, 2019

Wisconsin: Oldest Milwaukee Fire recruit becomes a firefighter at age 51

At an age many Milwaukee Firefighters are retiring from the department Hernan Galarza just got sworn in as a Milwaukee Firefighter Thursday evening. At age 51, he is the oldest recruit to successfully make it through the program. “I have always wanted to serve. I always wanted to do something for the community,” said Galarza.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTMJ-TV NBC 4 Milwaukee
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Posted: Nov 15, 2019

Connecticut City Adding Autism Safety Software For Emergency Dispatch

In 2017, Police Chief Michael Spellman said that it's not a matter of "if" an officer will come in contact with a citizen on the autism spectrum, but rather, a matter of "when." Indeed, one out of every 59 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, the Centers for Disease Control said in 2018.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Groton Patch
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