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Posted: Jul 16, 2019

VIDEO: SoCalGas Technician Killed, 15 Injured Including 3 Firefighters, In Natural Gas Explosion At California Home

A damaged gas line sparked an explosion that leveled a home in a Murrieta neighborhood, leaving at least one person dead and 15 others injured. The explosion was reported before 12:15 p.m. in the 23500 block of Wooden Horse Trail, where crews initially responded due to a ruptured gas line, Murrieta Fire & Rescue Deputy Chief David Lantzer said.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCAL-TV CBS 9 Los Angeles
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Posted: Jul 16, 2019

New York: 20 Buffalo firefighters injured in last week

20 Buffalo city firefighters have been injured on the job in the last week. Thursday, 7 Eyewitness News reported a firefighter had to be rushed on a stretcher from a blaze on Frankfort. Division fire chief Daniel Bossi said a first year firefighter from Engine 22 lost consciousness. At that point last week, Fire Commissioner Bill Renaldo said there had been 15 firefighters injured fighting three, two alarm fires since the night before.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKBW-TV ABC 7 Buffalo
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Posted: Jul 16, 2019

Into The Fire: Volunteer firefighters are at the front lines of today’s larger, more dangerous wildfires. Are we up for the job?

The call came in on July 5, 2018, at 12:31 pm: a vegetation fire in the vicinity of Klamathon Road, near the town of Hornbrook, California, just a few miles south of the Oregon border. It was a hot, windy day, and bone-dry. Tim Thurner, fire chief for the Hornbook Fire Protection District, was heading to Yreka to have lunch with his wife, Sherri, when they got the tone-out.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Jefferson Public Radio
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Posted: Jul 16, 2019

Oregon fire bureau's staffing issues highlighted by CPR call

Around 12:30 p.m. Saturday, near Southeast Division and 11th Avenue, a 911 call came in about a 23-year-old woman in cardiac arrest. Katie Anders and her sister Rachel Kennedy were walking out of a restaurant on Division when they noticed the woman who needed help. Rachel is a registered nurse, so she sprang into action.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KGW-TV NBC 8 Portland
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Posted: Jul 16, 2019

Connecticut's 9/11 first responders urge Congress to make Victim Compensation Fund permanent

VIDEO: Hundreds of Connecticut first responders rushed to New York City on 9/11 to help, and on Monday they urged Congress to make the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund permanent. West Haven sent about 30 firefighters to Ground Zero. Some of them are still suffering the health effects and are demanding to protect their benefits.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: News 12 Connecticut
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