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Posted: Dec 6, 2019

200 firefighters have now reportedly died from 9/11-related illnesses

Two hundred fire fighters have now reportedly died from illnesses related to the September 11th attacks, according to a charitable organization that assists 9/11 first responders with medical needs not covered by insurance. The Ray Pfeifer Foundation confirmed on Twitter Wednesday that two more New York City fire fighters have died due to "9/11 illness," marking the 199th, and 200th FDNY deaths related to the World Trade Center attacks.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CBS News
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Posted: Dec 6, 2019

Medical runs decimate Michigan city’s annual fire department budget

After voters rejected a city charter amendment Nov. 5 that would have allowed 2 additional mills for public safety, the council is considering options as funds in the annual public safety budget are exhausted halfway into the second quarter of the fiscal year. The rising number of medical runs the Davison-Richfield Fire Department is being dispatched for is considered to blame for the city’s public safety budget being $80,000 in the red last year.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Davison Index
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Posted: Dec 6, 2019

Montana town to vote on creating their own $3 million fire department

Belgrade residents will face the question of whether they want to create their own fire department in the spring. City officials say it'll be costly -- roughly $3.3 million -- so they have another option on the table. If residents vote to create their own department, taxes will have to be raised, but if they vote to annex themselves to the Central Valley Fire District, city officials say there won't be much of a fiscal change.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KECI-TV NBC 13 Missoula
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Posted: Dec 6, 2019

Kincade Fire report details how one California firefighter saved two civilians — and himself — from fast-moving flames

A recently released CalFire report reveals how one fire captain narrowly escaped death and banded together with two civilians to save themselves by using a fire shelter — a last resort meant to protect from a blaze burning all around — during the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County. Around 3:45 p.m. on Oct.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Red Bluff Daily News - Metered Site
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Posted: Dec 6, 2019

Texas: Firefighters union, commissioners call for strengthening Austin Fire Department's sexual harassment policy

In the aftermath of several public sexual harassment cases, Austin EMS and the police and fire departments are updating their sexual harassment policies to create consistency across city emergency services. The action comes in the wake of Austin Fire Department Lt. James Baker’s guilty plea to hiding a camera and filming firefighter Kelly Gall in the fire station restroom.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Austin Monitor
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