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Texas fire truck stolen from motel as its crew treated patient, department says

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VIDEO: A Fort Worth Fire Department truck was stolen on Wednesday night in south Fort Worth while the members of its crew were treating a patient, the department said. A person purloined Engine 17 from the Delux Inn near South Freeway and East Seminary Drive. Its crew arrived at the motel at 7:42 p.
- PUB DATE: 2/3/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: AOL News

Follow Up: FDNY lieutenant thanks fallen firefighter William Moon’s widow for life-saving organ

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An FDNY lieutenant received a life-saving lung transplant from fallen firefighter William “Billy” Moon — and, in a heartfelt tribute from his hospital bed, thanked the hero’s widow for donating her late husband’s organs. Lt. Terrence Jordan is among five people — and two members of New York’s Bravest — to whom Moon’s organs were donated after the 47-year-old dad of two died during a training accident at his Brooklyn firehouse in December.
- PUB DATE: 2/3/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New York Post - Metered Site

Pennsylvania fire crews speak on growing problems of false alarms

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We all hear and see them in our community virtually every day, fire trucks and first responders responding to fire calls. Many times, those calls turn out to be false alarms and fire officials across the nation and our region say they have seen the number of false alarms increasing and that’s creating an unnecessary risk to the public and first responders.
- PUB DATE: 2/3/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBRE-TV NBC 28 Wilkes-Barre

Decade after 'Good Friday miracle' jet crash, Virginia firefighters grapple with cancer diagnoses

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At age 44, there are days when Virginia Beach Fire Captain Matt Chiaverotti doesn't have the energy to pick himself up from his recliner that sits by his living room window. Cancer is making him weak. On Aug. 23 of last year, he got a grim diagnosis: late-stage anaplastic thyroid cancer, a rare disease making up 1% to 2% of thyroid cancer cases.
- PUB DATE: 2/3/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WVEC-TV ABC 13 Hampton

Large fire destroys American Legion in Illinois

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: A large fire broke out Thursday morning at the American Legion post in New Haven, Illinois. Post 1141 shared photos of blaze, which appear to have destroyed the building. Their caption just says “No words!!!” Many residents shared comments with memories. “My parent met there,” said Melissa Blake Kittinger.
- PUB DATE: 2/3/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFIE-TV NBC 14 Evansville

‘A tremendous investment’: Alabama fire department receives $1.2 million fire engine

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PHOTOS: The city of Opelika just added a new fire engine to its fleet. The new truck, which cost $1.2 million, is called an aerial. It’s the first of four new firetrucks that will arrive this year. The total price for all four firetrucks will be close to $3 million. Opelika Fire Chief Shane Boyd said the new aerial is a multi-purpose truck with a pump, a water tank, a water hose, an aerial device, and ground ladders.
- PUB DATE: 2/2/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Opelika-Auburn News

‘Our department is in pain’: Florida fire chief addresses mental health issues following firefighter deaths

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VIDEO: Marion County Fire Chief James Banta is promising to make changes to better respond to mental health struggles in the department after two firefighters died in less than a month. The chief released a video message to the department and residents of Marion County following the deaths of MCFR firefighter paramedics Allen Singleton and Tripp Wooten.
- PUB DATE: 2/2/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCJB-TV ABC/CW+ 20 Gainesville

Growing homeless crisis in California producing bigger impact on Sacramento firefighters

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A machete attack and a fire captain punched in the face — it's what Sacramento Metro Fire is facing with a growing homeless crisis. They say their jobs are getting more and more dangerous. Squatters in vacant buildings are responsible for fires causing millions in damage. Metro Fire Capt. Parker Wilbourn said his agency responded to more than 2,500 fire incidents last year directly related to homeless encampments or people experiencing homelessness.
- PUB DATE: 2/2/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOVR-TV CBS 13 Stockton

New Delaware Fire Chief Makes History

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As we enter Black History Month, a local fire company makes history here on Delmarva. The Carlisle Fire Company recently appointed Shawn Hinton as chief. He is the first African American chief in the department's 221 year history. Chief Hinton has 15 years of experience under his belt and said he is honored to be the new voice of the department.
- PUB DATE: 2/2/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBOC-TV CBS/FOX 16 Salisbury

VIDEO: Bodycam shows unconscious driver rescued from flaming car after Las Vegas Strip crash

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Newly-released bodycam video shows the dramatic rescue of a trapped driver moments before his car burst into flames on the Las Vegas Strip. The sudden crash happened just outside the Venetian resort last week. A good Samaritan and police officer quickly jumped into action to pull the man from the smoking car.
- PUB DATE: 2/2/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KFSN-TV ABC 30 Fresno

Ohio: The First Street Fire of 1900 destroyed the city block where the Dayton Dragons stadium now stands

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PHOTOS: On Feb. 1, 1900, Dayton experienced what could be the largest fire in the city’s history. The blaze started at the in the Leaf Tobacco Warehouses of J.P. Wolf & Son at the northwest corner of First and Foundry streets. Foundry ran north to south starting at First Street and cut through an area where the Dayton Dragons stadium and plaza now stand.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Dayton Daily News

Georgia fire explorers bring home award from national competition

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Explorer Post 469, a junior firefighter program of Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services for high school students, has earned third place in a national competition, the fire department announced. The explorer post left Jan. 26 for the BSA Winterfest Competition Jan. 27 and 28 in Gatlinburg. Over 1,000 explorers and venturers from across the country attended the event this year, the first gathering since 2020.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News - Metered Site

Massachusetts EMTs, firefighters get K9 lifesaving training under Nero's Law

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EMTs and firefighters are used to receiving the latest training when it comes to lifesaving care. But on Tuesday, they encountered a different kind of training and patients: High-tech K9 mannequins. Gillette Stadium’s Putnam Club became a classroom of sorts for Bay State EMTs, where their patients for the lifesaving training weren’t humans but man’s best friend.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCVB-TV ABC 5 Boston

VIDEO: Multiple cabins burn in Tennessee

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PHOTOS: Multiple cabins burned overnight in the Upper Middle Creek area of Sevier County, the Sevier County Government and the City of Pigeon Forge stated in a joint press release early Tuesday. Sevier County officials say at around 12:39 a.m., Sevier County Central Dispatch received a call reporting a structure fire in the 2100 block of Windy Lane in the Upper Middle Creek area of Sevier County.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WATE-TV ABC 6 Knoxville

These benefits will disappear when Biden ends the COVID national and public health emergencies in May

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President Joe Biden intends to end the Covid-19 national and public health emergencies on May 11, the White House said Monday. That means that many Americans could have to start paying for Covid-19 testing and treatment after the declarations cease. The White House, in a statement of administration policy announcing opposition to two House Republican measures to end the emergencies, said the national emergency and public health emergency authorities declared in response to the pandemic would each be extended one final time to May 11.
- PUB DATE: 1/31/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CNN Health

IAFF mounts legal push against ‘forever chemicals’: ‘It stops now’

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The International Association of Fire Fighters called on Monday for the elimination of protective gear that contains “forever chemicals,” saying swift regulatory action is needed to address the toxic substances. The union — which has more than 333,000 members — announced that it has retained the services of three nationally recognized law firms to pursue these goals, and to help members and their families seek compensation for related illnesses.
- PUB DATE: 1/31/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDAF-TV FOX 4 Kansas City

Oregon fire engine restored to preserve town's history

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: A piece of Albany history is out for public viewing after being hidden away for 20 years. The restoration of the 1925 Seagrave engine was an arduous process that took gallons of paint and even more patience. Inside what was once the old museum at Fire Station 12, Larry Allen and Brian Vorderstrasse put the finishing touches on the fire engine.
- PUB DATE: 1/31/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Albany Democrat-Herald - Metered Site

Committee on Public Safety OKs ordinance to protect Chicago Fire Department paramedics 'taking a beating'

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Amid warnings that Chicago Fire Department paramedics are "taking a literal beating at the hands of their patients," a City Council committee on Monday answered the alarm. The Committee on Public Safety unanimously approved an ordinance championed by Ald. Matt O'Shea (19th) at the behest of the Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2.
- PUB DATE: 1/31/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLS-TV ABC 7 Chicago

VIDEO: Helmet footage of a Virginia fire department tackling catering company fire

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We are now seeing what firefighters saw as they worked to keep downtown Bedford from going up in flames on Friday. ABC13 received helmet camera footage from the fire department that shows how crews got the fire at the Sister to Sister Custom Catering and Café under control in 50 minutes on Friday. Crews fought the fire from the ground and the rooftops.
- PUB DATE: 1/31/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSET-TV ABC 13 Lynchburg

Survivors, first responders remember deadly North Carolina explosion 20 years later

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VIDEO: Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of an explosion that changed Lenoir County forever. In 2003, a blast at a manufacturing facility killed six people and hurt 30 others. WITN talked with first responders and survivors as they look back at a day that will stay with them forever. “I didn’t hear [anything].
- PUB DATE: 1/30/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WITN-TV NBC/MyNetworkTV 7 Washington
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