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Posted: Feb 11, 2020

Pasco firefighters investigating explosion in hotel room bathroom

Police and firefighters are in Pasco at the Loyalty Inn investigating reports of an explosion in a room of the hotel located at 1800 W Lewis Street. According to Deputy Chief Ed Dunbar with the Pasco Fire Department, the explosion happened around 5:15 a.m. inside the bathroom of a room. There was no fire after the explosion.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2020 7:53:39 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
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Posted: Feb 11, 2020

Yakima County firefighters respond to blaze between Toppenish and Mabton

Multiple fire agencies responded to a blaze between Toppenish and Mabton on Tuesday evening. According to Yakima County Fire District #5, a dozer was sent to help extinguish the fire that started before 7:30 p.m. “Impressive fire behavior for this February evening,” wrote Yakima County Fire District #5 staff in a Facebook post.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2020 3:41:18 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
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Posted: Feb 11, 2020

New Orleans firefighters boycott overtime, want more hires, Union rep says

New Orleans firefighters claim current staffing shortages threaten their ability to put out fires in the city on a timely basis. "When it comes down to the actual manpower on the streets, we're at critical mass now," Firefighters Union President Aaron Mischler said. According to the Mischler, his members will no longer work excessive overtime to cover for a city administration and department that can't attract or retain employees.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WWL-TV CBS 4 New Orleans
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Posted: Feb 11, 2020

Family of fallen Texas firefighter starts initiative to save lives in his honor

VIDEO: The parents of the late Lubbock Fire Department Lieutenant Eric Hill want to carry on his legacy. With the 5-5-5 initiative, Mark and Susan Hill hope to save lives in his memory. "Most people know, before radio, and things like that, they would ring bells to let fire department personnel know what was happening in different places, and when a firefighter fell, they would ring five bells three times," Mark Hill, Lt.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KLCW-TV 22 Lubbock
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Posted: Feb 11, 2020

New Washington University Research Finds ‘Alarming’ Stats About Mental Health Of Paramedics And EMTs

Researchers at Washington University have found that paramedics and emergency medical technicians are seven times as likely as the general public to have thought about suicide in the past year. Five emergency medicine doctors surveyed more than 900 paramedics in Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky and Iowa over three months in 2017.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KWMU-FM 90.7 St. Louis Public Radio
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