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Posted: Jan 28, 2020

Fire-prevention efforts in Bellevue improve following addition of new officers

The addition of two fire-prevention officers to the Bellevue Fire Department has made a positive difference in the city, according to documents shared at the Jan. 13 extended city council study session. In part because of the hires, who were implemented last year after a 2018 authorization from the council, Bellevue fire completed all of its assigned fire-prevention maintenance inspections (1,452 buildings/4,966 tenants), according to meeting documents.
- PUB DATE: 1/28/2020 2:49:57 AM - SOURCE: Bellevue Reporter
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Posted: Jan 28, 2020

Strategic plan approved for Clark County Fire District 3

Clark County Fire District 3 recently approved a strategic plan for how it will serve its residents over the next five years. The plan provides a comprehensive look at the fire district’s current capabilities for operations, capital items and what is needed for the future. The plan also calls for annexing the City of Battle Ground to improve emergency services planning.
- PUB DATE: 1/28/2020 1:41:13 AM - SOURCE: The Reflector
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Posted: Jan 28, 2020

‘I would be dead right now’: Florida firefighters stabbed in ambulance recall attack, support

Two Jacksonville firefighters stabbed by a patient in their ambulance are back on the duty and speaking about the ordeal for the first time. Three and a half months after a violent attack, Capt. Latorrence Norris and Engineer Vincent Harper said they were dangerously close to losing their lives at the hands of someone they were trying to help.
- PUB DATE: 1/28/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJXT-TV 4 Jacksonville
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Posted: Jan 28, 2020

'I began to see my life fall apart': Bill targets funding, treatment of PTSD for Nebraska's first responders

More than a handful of firefighters shared personal, powerful stories about the challenges they've faced while diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Their families and mental health experts joined them in asking Nebraska state senators to champion first responders and a new bill, which they say will help them better serve communities by providing guarantees and options for mental health treatment.
- PUB DATE: 1/28/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KETV-TV ABC 7 Omaha
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Posted: Jan 28, 2020

911 centers screen for coronavirus symptoms in southern Arizona

VIDEO: Operators at 911 centers across southern Arizona are screening calls for possible cases of coronavirus. The Arizona Department of Health Services confirmed the state’s first case of the illness on Sunday, Jan. 26. The following day, experts offered resources and guidelines from NHTSA Office of EMS for first responders to limit their exposure to coronavirus.
- PUB DATE: 1/28/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
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