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Posted: Feb 13, 2020

Ohio House passes emergency responders PTSD coverage bill

The Ohio House has once again approved a measure covering post-traumatic stress disorder for emergency responders who haven't suffered a physical injury. “Our brave first responders deserve to have PTSD illnesses treated under our law, even though the law does consider them comparable to a physical injury,” said Rep.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKYC-TV NBC 3 Cleveland
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Posted: Feb 13, 2020

Report offers first look at events that led to Washington firefighter’s death

The Spring Coulee Fire was estimated to be the size of a basketball court when it was first reported at 3:59 p.m. on Sept. 1, 2019. Seven minutes later it was estimated to be the size of a football field. Three minutes after that evacuations were issued, flames were around 10 feet high and the fire had burned 5 to 10 acres.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Wenatchee World - Metered Site
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Posted: Feb 13, 2020

Utah fire department debuts hybrid-electric firetruck

The Salt Lake City Fire Department debuted a new plug-in hybrid electric fire engine to the public at the Sugar House firehouse Wednesday. The new fire truck came about because of cooperation with the Sustainability Department and Public Services Department. The SLCFD says they are invested in exploring options to reduce their carbon footprint and improving air quality.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVX-TV ABC 4 Salt Lake City
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Posted: Feb 13, 2020

Analysis: The most physically demanding jobs in U.S.; Firefighters rank 16th overall

Despite increased focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) jobs, hard labor is still a major driver of the national economy. Recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals that employment for construction workers and hand laborers/movers has grown faster than employment in STEM jobs over the past five years.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNDU-TV NBC 25 Richland
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Posted: Feb 13, 2020

Colorado fire department gets special blanket to help extinguish car fires quickly

With more electric cars on the road and with the proximity to Pikes Peak International Raceway, the Fountain Fire Department has purchased a fire blanket to be used for car fires and industrial fires. The 70-pound fire blanket is made from two layers of woven glass fiber fabric and an inner layer of fire retardant film which works together to remove the oxygen supply from the fire resulting in the fire being extinguished.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KRDO-TV ABC 13 Colorado Springs
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