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Three states are seeing about 40% of the country's new COVID-19 cases

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VIDEO: While COVID-19 cases in the United States have been rising in almost every state over the past week, a handful have been driving the bulk of the nationwide surge. White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients told reporters Thursday the country has "fundamentally changed the course of this pandemic" and the threat of serious disease and death now is to the unvaccinated.
- PUB DATE: 7/23/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CNN Health

Florida firefighters use new rope training for high-angle rescues

1 day 20 hours ago
VIDEO: It may look like a lot of work, but several firefighters with Orange County Fire Rescue said it takes a couple of steps when it comes to using ropes during a high-angle rescue call. On Thursday, Orange County Fire Rescue held a special operations training at the Orange County Convention Center to learn how to use a new rope that allows them to make knots faster and easier during an emergency.
- PUB DATE: 7/23/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKMG-TV CBS 6 Orlando

New mural on building in Arizona honors legacy of former fire chief

1 day 20 hours ago
PHOTOS: Former Phoenix Fire Chief Alan Brunacini has influenced tens of thousands of firefighters around the world. A mural painted on the side of a building in downtown Phoenix on Osborn Road just before 7th Street will honor the life and legacy of Brunacini, who served as the city’s fire chief from 1978 to 2006.
- PUB DATE: 7/23/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTAR-FM 92.3 Glendale

Virginia fire department adds $1 million 'Swiss Army knife' of rescue vehicles to fleet

1 day 20 hours ago
VIDEO: Resort City firefighters say if a building collapse similar to the June disaster in Surfside, Florida were to happen here, they're now better prepared to respond. In the last six weeks, the Virginia Beach Fire Department added two identical vehicles, called rescue companies, to its fleet. The vehicles are designed to respond to fire entrapments, vehicle entrapments, water rescues and building collapses, among other emergencies.
- PUB DATE: 7/23/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTKR-TV CBS 3 Norfolk

VIDEO: Fire destroys Tennessee home

1 day 20 hours ago
The Kingsport Fire Department responded to reports of a fire on the 1000 block of Dorothy Street early Friday morning. Responders arrived to the scene at 12:05 a.m., where they discovered a home engulfed in flames. The home was a total loss, according to officials. No injuries were reported, and the department continues to investigate the cause of the fire.
- PUB DATE: 7/23/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJHL-TV CBS/ABC 11 Johnson City

From Massachusetts to Lebanon: Surplus gear donated to firefighters in need

2 days 20 hours ago
The Middle Eastern country of Lebanon is a long way from the Hilltowns, but thanks to the internet, a bagel company and an enthusiastic young firefighter, firefighters in the capital area of Beirut are wearing gear donated by four local towns. And those who organized the donation are looking to send over even more.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Daily Hampshire Gazette - Metered Site

Missouri first responders speak on Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District tunnel rescue

2 days 20 hours ago
VIDEO: There was an intense underground rescue near St. Louis nearly 200 feet down at a wastewater tunnel construction site. One worker was injured. The site is part of the four-mile MSD Deer Creek project that stretches from Lemay through Shrewsbury to Clayton. The site was closed Wednesday after the accident, which was very scary for the injured worker and others who were trapped, plus two Shrewsbury firefighter/paramedics who went down to get most of them out.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVI-TV FOX 2 St. Louis

North Carolina county EMS testing use of body cameras in bid to enhance training, patient care, safety

2 days 20 hours ago
Robeson County paramedics and residents can feel a little safer Wednesday, the day some county EMS personnel donned body cameras in an effort to protect paramedics from assault and to provide the best care to patients. Wednesday marks the start of a 14-day testing and evaluation phase for six body cameras being incorporated into patient care, said Nestor Rivera, Robeson County EMS Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement specialist and paramedic.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Robesonian

Alabama fire chiefs concerned about new state law changing school construction oversight

2 days 20 hours ago
Alabama firefighters are trying to change a new state law, which they said causes safety concerns in Alabama’s schools. As written, HB 220, which passed in the 2021 legislative session, removes state oversight of K-12 school construction projects of $500,000 or less. It gives that responsibility to the school systems.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBMA-LD ABC 58 Birmingham

2 adults, 4 kids injured in Pennsylvania house explosion

2 days 20 hours ago
VIDEOS: Two adults and four children were injured in a house explosion in West Brandywine Township, Chester County, officials said. The incident was first reported just before 12 p.m. Wednesday on the 400 block of Hibernia Road. Firefighters and EMS responded to the home and found the victims suffering from burn injuries.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV ABC 6 Philadelphia

Book tells tale of New York rescue-turned-firedog after becoming TikTok sensation

3 days 20 hours ago
A rescue-turned-firedog in Orange County now has a book written about him - after the popular pooch became an internet sensation last year. Nick, the Newburgh firedog, is not only one of the guys at the city fire department, he's also an internet sensation on TikTok. His fame is due to Assistant Chief Tim Dexter, who posted Nick on TikTok last year, which got 86,000 views - and gave Dexter the idea to write a children's book about him.
- PUB DATE: 7/21/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: News 12 Westchester

Washington D.C. Firefighter's Car Stolen From Station as He Responded to Emergency Calls

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A D.C. firefighter who spent the night responding to emergency calls returned to the fire station Tuesday morning to find his car was gone. Engine 21 in the 1700 block of Lanier Place NW in Adams Morgan is one of the District’s busier fire stations and spent the night responding to back-to-back emergency calls.
- PUB DATE: 7/21/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WRC-TV NBC 4 Washington DC

Black smoke visible for miles following Illinois warehouse fire

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VIDEO: Black smoke could be seen billowing from across the Mississippi River late Tuesday afternoon as firefighters responded to a warehouse fire in East St. Louis. The fire happened near the intersection of E. Broadway and N. 17th Street. The smoke began to be noticed around 5:30 p.m., though it’s unclear exactly when the fire started.
- PUB DATE: 7/21/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVI-TV FOX 2 St. Louis

TEEX Industrial Fire School hosts 59th Training in Texas; Participants attend from across the globe

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The 59th Annual TEEX Industrial Fire School began this week. This week alone, around 500 students are gearing up at the TEEX Brayton Fire Training Field. They are gaining hands-on experience within the fire industry, including leadership and communication skills. "We are so blessed to have this facility so close to us," a student said.
- PUB DATE: 7/21/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXXV-TV ABC 25 Waco

'It's a part of history going down the road': 1938 New Jersey ambulance off to Ford museum

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Cheers filled the air as Steve Hines drove the Belmar First Aid Squad's 1938 Ford ambulance one last time. As Hines pressed on the gas Friday, the sirens sung. He gave the 83-year-old ambulance as much gas as it would take to accelerate onto a truck that would drive it approximately 650 miles to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan — the ambulance's new home.
- PUB DATE: 7/20/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Asbury Park Press - Metered Site

From firefighter to demolition derby driver: the surprising hobby of a Maryland firefighter

4 days 20 hours ago
VIDEO: Normally when you hear about firefighters and car wrecks, it’s the firefighter who is responding to the incident, not getting into them. While Washington County firefighter Chandler Fishack has completed numerous extrications, he also has a knack for taking cars apart to turn them into demolition derby cars.
- PUB DATE: 7/20/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDVM-TV 25 Hagerstown

Giving Back: Seven New York volunteer firefighters serve into their 70s and 80s

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Seven members of the Vestal Fire Department have been answering the call of duty for a combined total of more than 400 years. “It’s our job,” said Chris Lupold, 71, a 53-year volunteer for the department. “We just keep doing it.” Lupold has battled countless blazes during his long firefighting career.
- PUB DATE: 7/20/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Press & Sun-Bulletin

Georgia county fire service broadens recruiting outreach

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Hall County Fire Chief Chris Armstrong agreed that when he was a young boy many of his playmates wanted to be firefighters when they grew up, but things often change in the years between youthful dreams and adulthood realities. But for those in whom that childhood ambition still simmers, Armstrong says his department might have just what they are looking for: a career opportunity as a firefighter.
- PUB DATE: 7/20/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: AccessWDUN

VIDEO: Alabama home heavily damaged in fire

4 days 20 hours ago
Multiple fire departments responded to a house fire on Poplar Lane in Citronelle Monday. When Citronelle Fire and Rescue arrived at the home, they saw heavy smoke and fire coming from the roof. No one was inside the home at the time, and no injuries were reported. Georgetown-Fellowship V.F.D., Oak Grove Volunteer Fire-Rescue, and Calcedeaver Volunteer Fire/Rescue Department were requested as mutual aid.
- PUB DATE: 7/20/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKRG-TV CBS 5 Mobile
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