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Posted: Feb 14, 2020

Marysville's first woman firefighter retiring

Marysville Fire District’s first career woman firefighter will retire after 24 years. Krista Longspaugh began her career part-time in 1996. She served as a drive/operator and was also a member of the IAFF Local 3219. “I’m honored to serve this community,” she said. “We really are a family here, and the friendships I’ve made are something I’ll always cherish.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2020 2:57:57 AM - SOURCE: Marysville Globe
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Posted: Feb 14, 2020

New Tech Helps Texas Police And Firefighters Do Jobs Faster, More Effectively

VIDEO: The North Richland Hills Police and Fire Departments showed off new technology Thursday they say will allow them to do their jobs more effectively and in less time. Jennie Espy, a North Richland Hills Police Department Crime Scene Investigator said, “This is absolutely fantastic technology.” The state-of-the-art device scans everything in its site — 360 degrees — and provides 3D photographs of a crime scene, major crash or an arson fire.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVT-TV CBS 11 Fort Worth
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Posted: Feb 14, 2020

Colorado fire department seeks better guidelines in aftermath of firefighter's death

It’s been more than two months since Summit Fire & EMS firefighter Ken Jones fell to his death while fighting a blaze in Copper Mountain, though the feelings of grief are still fresh for his second family at the fire department. Jones’ picture still stands on a table in the entranceway of Summit Fire’s administration building in Frisco — the first thing visitors see on their way into the building each morning.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Summit Daily News (Breckenridge-Dillon)
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Posted: Feb 14, 2020

Ohio fire department dealing with increased number of bed bugs while on calls

When you think of fire fighters, what comes to mind? You should think nothing short of heroes. Dedication. Bravery. Saving others' lives while risking their own. The list is endless. For the Lancaster Fire Department, there are two words you probably don't think. And, it's such a big deal, the department has five pages on policy about it.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBNS-TV CBS 10 Columbus
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Posted: Feb 14, 2020

'Another Tool for First Responders': Massachusetts sheriff helps families with autism seat belt covers

It was on a trip to Britain and Ireland that Norfolk County Sheriff Jerry McDermott first saw seat belt covers that notify first responders that the wearer has autism, the Patriot Ledger reported. Half a world away, a light bulb went off, McDermott said that he thought that covers could be helpful at home too.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCVB-TV ABC 5 Boston
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