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Posted: Sep 13, 2019

Cheney Fire Department chief says new main attack engine 'The Swiss Army knife of engines'

Cheney’s Fire Department debuted their new main attack engine last Friday afternoon in the Yoke’s Fresh Market parking lot. To hear Fire Chief Tom Jenkins describe it, the only thing the $800,000 vehicle can’t do is cook dinner. “It’s like the Swiss Army knife of fire trucks,” Jenkins said of the new engine, which officially replaced the department’s 32-year-old No.
- PUB DATE: 9/13/2019 3:08:38 AM - SOURCE: Cheney Free Press
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Posted: Sep 13, 2019

Fire Department In Arkansas First In The Nation To Have New Technology In Ambulances

The Bella Vista Fire and EMS Department continues to pave the way in emergency medicine in Arkansas, and now in the nation. This week the department launched cerebral oximetry machines in two ambulances. This is the first time an EMS service in the U.S. has provided this technology in an ambulance.
- PUB DATE: 9/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KFSM-TV CBS 5 Fort Smith
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Posted: Sep 13, 2019

Fixing local 911 system would cost Oregon community $28 million

Voters will decide in November whether to spend $28 million on a new radio system for the 911 dispatch center and first responders. The measure would cost 9 cents per $1,000 of assessed value — or $18 per year for the owner of a home assessed at $200,000. Located near the Medford airport, Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon, or ECSO, answers 911 calls for all of Jackson County and Crater Lake National Park.
- PUB DATE: 9/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVL-TV Channel 10
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Posted: Sep 13, 2019

Survey finds 8% of Virginia first responders had recent thoughts of suicide

Eight percent of first responders in Virginia had recent thoughts of suicide, according to a survey conducted by the Fairfax Coalition of Police. FCOP surveyed 26 different first responder agencies across the state of Virginia. For comparison, the estimated rate of suicidal thoughts among the general U.
- PUB DATE: 9/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCYB-TV NBC 5
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Posted: Sep 13, 2019

Florida firefighters’ bank accounts drained after payroll company’s sudden shutdown

VIDEO: Firefighters with Pinellas Suncoast Fire Rescue have been spent the last week scrambling to get their finances in order after a payroll company made unauthorized withdrawals from their bank accounts. Some of the firefighters say their checking accounts were totally depleted, creating a slew of problems with bills, rent, and other payments due at the beginning of the month.
- PUB DATE: 9/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFLA-TV NBC 8 Tampa
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