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Posted: Jan 21, 2020

18 firefighters, 1 civilian injured in 5-alarm fire in New York

VIDEO: Hundreds of firefighters battled a raging and fast-moving fire that spread through a row of town-homes on Staten Island on Monday. The fire was reported shortly after 3 p.m. on Rensselaer Avenue, and within 30 minutes, a fifth alarm had been sounded as the flames quickly spread. Officials say 18 firefighters and one civilian suffered injuries in the fire, but all the injuries were believed to be minor.
- PUB DATE: 1/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York
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Posted: Jan 21, 2020

California fire station closes for 6 weeks due to personnel shortage

La Verne Fire Station No. 3 at 5100 Esperanza Drive, which serves neighborhoods in the area, will be closed for about six weeks until the city can hire more firefighters, Mayor Don Kendrick said Monday, Jan. 20. La Verne Firefighters’ Association, Local 3624, posted information about the closure Friday on social media.
- PUB DATE: 1/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - Metered Site
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Posted: Jan 21, 2020

Nearly 1,000 Texas Firefighters Get Training to Recognize Suicide Risk

VIDEO: It’s a startling statistic - since 2015, more firefighters and police officers are dying by suicide than in the line of duty, according to a report. In January, nearly 1,000 Fort Worth firefighters will take a course to learn to spot the signs of someone at risk for suicide. According to a report published in 2017 by the Ruderman Family Foundation, almost 250 firefighters and police officers died by suicide in 2016 across the United States, as compared to just over 200 that died in the line of duty.
- PUB DATE: 1/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXAS-TV NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
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Posted: Jan 21, 2020

More consolidation may be the answer to a lack of volunteer firefighters in rural Iowa

Two decades ago, a machine shed fire in rural Plymouth County might have taken one, maybe two, fire departments to put out the flames. But in 2019, it took five just to get enough manpower and water to put out the fire. No single department had enough available volunteers or resources. "The days where the butcher, the baker, and the horseshoe maker ran down the street when the fire whistle blew in town, that doesn't happen anymore," Le Mars Fire Chief David Schipper said.
- PUB DATE: 1/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Des Moines Register
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Posted: Jan 21, 2020

U.S. House bill aims to help veteran firefighters

A bill has been introduced in the U.S. House that aims to help veteran firefighters. Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger and Congressman Don Bacon (R-Nebraska-02), a U.S. Air Force veteran, introduced the Michael Lecik Military Firefighters Protection Act on Thursday. It aims to provide veteran firefighters with the compensation, health care, and retirement benefits they earned with their military service.
- PUB DATE: 1/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WVIR-TV NBC/CW+ 29 Charlottesville
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