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VaccineFinder: New tool aims to show where COVID-19 shots are available

2 days 23 hours ago
The process of tracking down where COVID-19 vaccines are available could soon get a little easier, thanks to a tool backed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The goal of VaccineFinder website is to make it easier for the public to find information about locations that carry vaccines in their communities and how to make an appointment.
- PUB DATE: 2/26/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WXIA-TV NBC 11 Atlanta

Kentucky first responder designs new state firefighters license tag

2 days 23 hours ago
PHOTO: Making a positive difference in people's lives is what motivates Laurel Countian Nathan Kirby. So he took his artistic talents, his past and present experience and his passion for others and combined those qualities to enhance his interests to recognize his profession and the professionals who save lives.
- PUB DATE: 2/26/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Sentinel Echo

‘A part of Brockton’s soul’: 100-year-old fire truck used to battle historic fire in Massachusetts returns

2 days 23 hours ago
VIDEO/PHOTOS: A Brockton fire truck that has been missing for a number of years is making its way home where it will serve as a permanent memorial to the lives lost at a deadly fire decades ago. The nearly 100-year-old Squad A truck was used to battle the massive Strand Theater fire in 1941 that claimed the lives of 13 firefighters, four of whom rode to the blaze in that very truck.
- PUB DATE: 2/26/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHDH-TV ABC 7 Boston

Massive Foam Recycling Plant in Texas Burns Into the Night

2 days 23 hours ago
VIDEO: Three workers were injured as a massive North Texas foam recycling plant fire burned all day Thursday and into the next day. The fire broke out at the Richland Hills corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility for Advanced Foam Recycling at 2525 Handley Ederville Road, southwest of Texas 121 and Loop 820, at about 12:45 p.
- PUB DATE: 2/26/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXAS-TV NBC 5 Fort Worth

A third Pfizer dose? The Covid-19 vaccine maker is studying booster shots

3 days 23 hours ago
Despite the 95 percent effectiveness at preventing coronavirus infection after two doses of its vaccine, Pfizer is now seeing what a third dose might do. The company announced Thursday that a booster dose is being studied among people who received their first doses of the vaccine more than six months ago.
- PUB DATE: 2/25/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NBC News

Playing with Fire: Illinois college alumna finds unique niche in photography industry

3 days 23 hours ago
PHOTO: Growing up, Johna Denault spent hours on her homework due to her dyslexia. To find an escape from the stress, she turned to photography. "When I was 12, I started taking photos with my parents' Sears35MM camera," she said. "I took photos of nature and really enjoyed taking action shots. From then on, I knew I wanted to explore photography as a career.
- PUB DATE: 2/25/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Daily Herald - Metered Site

Texas fire department welcomes 8-year-old mascot, teaches him what it means to be a firefighter

3 days 23 hours ago
VIDEO: An 8-year-old boy in the front seat of a fire truck isn’t something you see everyday. Conner Randell may be a little too young to reach the gas pedal, but he is old enough to ride along. “He gets a little taste of what being a firefighter is all about,” said Eastland firefighter Amanda Woodley.
- PUB DATE: 2/25/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Big Country Home Page

Florida fire department purchases remote-controlled rescue boats

3 days 23 hours ago
VIDEO: If you’re swimming in the Gulf in Panama City Beach this summer, you may notice a small boat-like device bobbing through the water. The City’s Beach Safety Department is officially adding remote-controlled rescue boats to its fleet. E.M.I.L.Y stands for Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard and Panama City Beach now owns two of them.
- PUB DATE: 2/25/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WMBB-TV ABC 13 Panama City

Fire destroys commercial building, damages second structure in South Los Angeles

3 days 23 hours ago
VIDEO: A massive fire destroyed a commercial building in Historic South-Central Los Angeles early Thursday morning and spread to a second building, officials said. Firefighters responded about 12:50 a.m. to the 3700 block of South Grand Avenue, near 38th Street, and found heavy fire coming from a one-story 100-foot-by-200-foot building, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 2/25/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KABC-TV ABC 7 Los Angeles

Tiger Woods crash: Radio transmissions reveal emergency response by Los Angeles County deputies, firefighters

4 days 23 hours ago
VIDEO: In the harrowing moments after a rollover crash in Rancho Palos Verdes that left golfer Tiger Woods hospitalized on Tuesday, radio communications by the Los Angeles County sheriff's and fire departments reveal the efforts by deputies and firefighter-paramedics to assess the incident and respond to the scene.
- PUB DATE: 2/24/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KABC-TV ABC 7 Los Angeles

Missouri firefighter's artwork now on display at Black Archives of Mid-America

4 days 23 hours ago
VIDEO: An artist's work is now on display at the Black Archives of Mid-America and it's a sense of pride for Sean Tiller. It's also his way of giving back and perhaps inspiring others. "This is one of my more recent, made last year," Tiller said. He calls it space art. Tiller, 27, said painting brings him joy -- the colors, the texture and the fantasy of these imaginary planets.
- PUB DATE: 2/24/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KMBC-TV ABC 9 Kansas City

Illinois community honors three firefighters killed in 1973 Ben Franklin fire

4 days 23 hours ago
It's been 48 years since three volunteer firefighters lost their lives battling a blaze in a downtown Palatine store, but the tragedy still resonates with the community and weighs heavy on its first responders. And so firefighters, village leaders, community members and family of the fallen gathered Tuesday morning at the Palatine Firefighters Memorial to pay tribute to volunteer firefighters Warren "Auggie" Ahlgrim, 32, John Wilson, 40, and Richard Freeman, 25, and honor their ultimate sacrifice.
- PUB DATE: 2/24/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Daily Herald - Metered Site

Orlando Fire Department opens new fire station designed to promote diversity

4 days 23 hours ago
The city of Orlando opened a brand-new fire station in the Rosemont community on Monday. Station 9, known as “Outpost Nine,” is the new home to 30 firefighters on Center Loop off of Shader Road. The 12,000-foot building has private bunk rooms and restrooms for crews and it even includes a secure room for female firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 2/24/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKMG-TV CBS 6 Orlando

VIDEO: Huge explosion erupts after 18-wheeler hits fuel train in Texas

4 days 23 hours ago
An 18-wheel truck hit a train carrying chemicals and fuels in Cameron, Texas, early Tuesday, causing a huge explosion and starting a fire that is expected to burn for several days. The Milam County town of 5,400, about 72 miles northeast of Austin, was rocked by the boom around 6:45 a.m., according to Cameron Sheriff Chris White.
- PUB DATE: 2/24/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NBC News

Kentucky fire department honors high school shooting victims with new truck

5 days 23 hours ago
VIDEO: There is not an expiration date for honoring those lost to tragic events. That is why a local fire department has come together to honor victims of the Marshall County High School Shooting in 2018. The Possum Trot-Sharpe Fire Department dedicated their new truck to Bailey Holt and Preston Cope.
- PUB DATE: 2/23/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPSD-TV NBC 6 Paducah

MetroHealth System part of new Ohio pilot program that puts doctors in ambulances, virtually

5 days 23 hours ago
A new nationwide pilot program is putting doctors inside ambulances virtually. The MetroHealth System has partnered with three EMS agencies that provide emergency care to bring virtual care via video visits with a doctor in the back of an ambulance. The Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport (ET3) agreement between MetroHealth, the Brecksville Fire Department, Life Care Ambulance and North Central EMS, is designed to offer more focused care for patients who call 911.
- PUB DATE: 2/23/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WEWS-TV ABC 5 Cleveland

Minnesota company earns verification, becomes only cleaner to use CO2 to clean toxins from firefighter gear

5 days 23 hours ago
A Twin Cities company is doing something that hasn't been done anywhere else in the country, and it's all to take better care of our first responders. Emergency Technical Decon (ETD) uses a new cleaning process using liquified carbon dioxide to get rid of toxins from gear that firefighters wear, including boots, leather gloves, jackets and helmets.
- PUB DATE: 2/23/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KARE-TV NBC 11 Minneapolis

75 firefighters dispatched to blaze in Louisiana, two vacant homes destroyed

5 days 23 hours ago
VIDEO: Crews with the Shreveport Fire Department were called to put out a fire in the Highland neighborhood on the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 23. The call came in just before 6 a.m. to the 400 block of Jordan Street. That’s in the same block of Woody’s Home for Veterans. The first crew to get on the scene arrived within three minutes.
- PUB DATE: 2/23/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WAFB-TV CBS 9 Baton Rouge

30 years ago: 3 Philadelphia firefighters killed in One Meridian Plaza fire

5 days 23 hours ago
VIDEO: Today marks 30 years since one of the worst high-rise fires in Philadelphia history. The deadly fire at One Meridian Plaza took place on February 23, 1991, across from City Hall, where the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton now stands. Firefighters David Holcombe, Phyllis McAllister and James Chappell lost their lives battling that blaze.
- PUB DATE: 2/23/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV ABC 6 Philadelphia
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