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Posted: Oct 21, 2019

New York firefighter dies during training, chief says

A firefighter with the Homer Fire Department died Saturday after falling ill at a training, according to the fire chief. Firefighter Robert Bush was feeling ill during a training, and his fellow firefighters offered him medical help immediately, chief Mahlon Irish Jr. said in a Facebook post. “Bush was transported to the local hospital where revival efforts continued.
- PUB DATE: 10/21/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Syracuse.com
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Posted: Oct 21, 2019

Ohio firefighters build dryer that saves tax dollars, aids in cancer prevention

Over the last few years, national firefighter organizations have put an emphasis on cancer preventions. Firefighters face higher rates of cancer diagnosis and cancer-related deaths than the general population. Innovative work by the Xenia Fire Department will help them be more diligent about keeping gear clean to prevent the inhalation of carcinogens as suggested by many national firefighter organizations.
- PUB DATE: 10/21/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDTN-TV NBC 2 Dayton
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Posted: Oct 21, 2019

Firefighters learn about overlooked dangers in Vermont

Two national experts on firefighter safety were at the Vermont Fire Academy Saturday sharing what they know with leaders in the state’s firefighting and emergency services community. “The entire class today is focused on firefighter health and safety,” Chief Craig Haigh, a 36-year veteran of the Hanover Park, Illinois, Fire Department, and a field staff instructor at the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute.
- PUB DATE: 10/21/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Rutland Herald - Metered Site
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Posted: Oct 21, 2019

San Francisco grapples with how to fight massive firestorm expected after next big quake

San Francisco’s Marina was ravaged by fire during the Loma Prieta earthquake, centered 60 miles away. Thirty years later, experts say, as much as a third of the city is still largely unprotected against the massive fires they fear will be sparked by the Big One. “The way the situation is now, we are going to have some major conflagrations in the city,” said Charles Scawthorn, an engineer and earthquake fire modeling expert, who predicts as many as 100 separate fires across the city, fueled by broken natural gas lines.
- PUB DATE: 10/21/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNTV NBC 11 San Jose
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Posted: Oct 21, 2019

Philadelphia Fire Crews Battle Massive 3-Alarm Blaze At Auto Body Shop

VIDEOS: Firefighters are battling a three-alarm fire at an auto body shop in Philadelphia’s Cobbs Creek neighborhood. Crews were called to the the area of 59th and Irving Streets for a fire around 10:10 a.m. Monday. Arriving crews found heavy fire conditions coming from a second-story building. The fire caused parts of the building to collapse.
- PUB DATE: 10/21/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KYW-TV CBS 3 Philadelphia
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