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Posted: Jan 16, 2020

‘It will change lives’: Wisconsin firefighters lobby for PTSD bill, paramedics hope to be included

More than 100 Wisconsin firefighters and emergency responders lobbied for a bill Wednesday that they say will save lives. The bill would remove barriers for public safety officers to get worker’s compensation for post-traumatic stress disorder. Because of a 1974 Supreme Court decision, to get worker’s compensation, public safety officers must demonstrate a PTSD diagnosis based on extraordinary stress above what is usually experienced by others on the job.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison
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Posted: Jan 16, 2020

North Carolina fire department introduces Ride-Along

Those interested in learning more about the operation of the Asheboro Fire Department will soon be able to with the introduction of the department’s Ride-Along Program. Lt. Jason Joines says the program, which has never before been offered by the Asheboro Fire Department (AFD), is open to any interested individuals, but that it’s aimed towards those who might be considering a career as a firefighter.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Courier-Tribune
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Posted: Jan 16, 2020

Illinois Police Enter Blood-Drawing Arrangement With Fire Department

Tuesday night's village board meeting was very long and, at times, very confusing, but a few important developments did emerge from it regardless. Among them, the board voted to approve an inter-governmental agreement between the Oswego Police and Fire Departments that will allow fire department paramedics to draw blood for police sobriety tests.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Oswego Patch
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Posted: Jan 16, 2020

DC Fire and EMS investigates photo where recruits are seen making hand signal

The D.C. Fire and EMS Department has launched an internal investigation after a photo surfaced Wednesday of a recruit class in which some of the members are making what appears to be an OK sign with their hands. The signal has traditionally been seen as a symbol of understanding or an affirmative reply, but according to the Anti-Defamation League was claimed by white supremacists as a sign of hate.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTTG-FOX 5 DC
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Posted: Jan 16, 2020

‘Great Disaster’ occurred 125 years ago in Montana

Even in its earliest days, before the dawn of the 20th century, Butte had experienced tragedy. Six men died in a fire in the Anaconda Mine on Nov. 23, 1889. Fire swept through the Silver Bow Mine on April 21, 1893, leaving nine dead. But “Butte’s Night of Horror,” which occurred 125 years ago, was on an entirely different scale.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Montana Standard
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