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Posted: Feb 25, 2020

West Thurston Regional Fire Authority Celebrates Bystander Who Saved a Man's Life by Performing CPR

West Thurston Regional Fire Authority celebrated a life saved Friday by passing around heart pins to put on their shirts and gathering to pose for a picture. They publicized the celebration on their Facebook page and also took the time to tell the public about the extensive opportunities West Thurston Fire offers to learn about CPR.
- PUB DATE: 2/25/2020 1:42:03 AM - SOURCE: Nisqually Valley News
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Posted: Feb 25, 2020

How a Fire Department in Virginia is Changing Active Shooter Response Worldwide

VIDEO: Dr. Reed Smith knows that when it comes to active shooter emergencies, seconds matter. That’s why the emergency room doctor, who also serves as the medical director of the Arlington County Fire Department, began studying hundreds of autopsies from victims of mass shootings years ago. With other medical researchers at George Washington University, he found as many as 15 percent of victims might have lived had they gotten care quickly.
- PUB DATE: 2/25/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WRC-TV NBC 4 Washington, D.C.
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Posted: Feb 25, 2020

Illinois: One decade later, the legacy of fallen Homewood firefighter is better training for emergency response

Every year at the end of March, firefighters and the family of fallen firefighter Brian Carey meet at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery for a memorial service. It will be 10 years ago on March 30 when 28-year-old Carey, a rookie firefighter for the Homewood Fire Department, was killed after he rushed into a burning home in an effort to rescue a resident trapped inside.
- PUB DATE: 2/25/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Chicago Tribune - Metered Site
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Posted: Feb 25, 2020

Bill Aims to Compensate Wyoming First Responders for 'Mental Injuries'

The Wyoming Senate spent nearly an hour discussing a bill that would affect the lives of first responders across the state on Monday, Feb. 24. SF 117 would allow first responders, law enforcement officers and search and rescue workers to apply for workers’ compensation if they receive a mental injury while performing official duty.
- PUB DATE: 2/25/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Oil City News
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Posted: Feb 25, 2020

Cleveland council members concerned, no minorities in city fire cadet class

Some Cleveland city council members expressed their disappoint and concern after they said they learned there weren't any minority candidates in the upcoming city fire department cadet class. Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland told News 5 the current fire class applicants are made up of 42 white male candidates and no minorities, which is a violation of city guidelines, which require at least one out of every 10 candidates be a minority.
- PUB DATE: 2/25/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WEWS-TV ABC 5 Cleveland
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