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Posted: Feb 10, 2020

Modeled after a race track’s pit crew, a new form of CPR helped Colorado fire department save more lives

When a heart ceases to beat and a person’s life hangs in balance, Longmont’s fire department turns to an unlikely source for inspiration to restore its rhythm. Just as a team of practiced pit crew members use speed, agility and organization to return a race car to the track, firefighters use a similar system that brings order to chaos and seeks to give patients a better chance at surviving.
- PUB DATE: 2/10/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Daily Times-Call
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Posted: Feb 10, 2020

Mississippi community mourns for 6 family members killed in house fire

VIDEO: Flowers were placed on the front lawn of the charred home where Brittany Presley and her six kids died Saturday. “I’ve known these kids for -- well, ever since they moved into this neighborhood," Allen Short, a neighbor, said. He said the children’s father, Jake Presley, tried to rescue his family as the home went up in flames.
- PUB DATE: 2/10/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLOX-TV ABC/CBS 13 Biloxi
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Posted: Feb 10, 2020

Wisconsin: MFD's repair shop team are the unsung heroes of the Milwaukee Fire Department

VIDEO: They're the unsung heroes of the Milwaukee Fire Department. Saving lives, but they rarely hit the streets. TODAY’S TMJ4 spent Thursday with MFD’s repair shop in Walker’s Point. The operation costs $5 milllion to $6 million per year. It includes a small team of about 40 people from various backgrounds working to keep engines running.
- PUB DATE: 2/10/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTMJ-TV NBC 4 Milwaukee
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Posted: Feb 10, 2020

Illinois fire department fights the opioid crisis

"It's not unusual to have an overdose every day," says the Rockford Fire Department's Mobile Integrated Healthcare manager Shannon Kopp. "We're seeing it a lot." Winnebago County has the highest overdose drug problem in the state per capita. The Rockford Fire Department is trying to reduce those numbers through its "Knock and Talk" initiative.
- PUB DATE: 2/10/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WIFR-TV CBS 23 Rockford
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Posted: Feb 10, 2020

Two New York City firefighters die of 9/11-related illnesses on the same day

New York City lost two more of its bravest to 9/11-related illnesses. Retired firefighters Paul Deo, Jr. and Richard Jones both died Friday, joining hundreds of other first responders who succumbed to diseases contracted at Ground Zero in the days and weeks after the Twin Towers fell. ”Nearly two decades later, our FDNY family continues to lose remarkable men and women who never wavered in their commitment to protecting life and property in our city," said FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro.
- PUB DATE: 2/10/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New York Daily News
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