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Posted: Sep 23, 2020

Pennsylvania county 911 to reduce nonemergency services to first responders

Ongoing staffing shortages at the York County 911 Center have caused the center's director to reduce the frequency and kinds of nonemergency services that dispatchers have been providing to police, fire and EMS agencies. The York Dispatch has obtained a copy of a two-page letter dated Sept. 18 that was sent to all York County police chiefs, fire chiefs and EMS officials by 911 Director Matthew Hobson.
- PUB DATE: 9/23/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: York Dispatch
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Posted: Sep 23, 2020

House Passes Legislation to Support Fire & EMS Mental Wellness

Yesterday evening, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to provide critical resources to local fire and EMS personnel. The Helping Emergency Responders Overcome (HERO) Act (H.R. 1646) will develop peer mental health training programs and resources to educate mental health professionals about active and retired firefighters' needs.
- PUB DATE: 9/23/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: IAFC.org
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Posted: Sep 23, 2020

Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Launches Fire Safety Campaign with Country Music Artist Tracy Lawrence

The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) proudly announces a new fire safety awareness campaign highlighted by new public service announcements (PSAs) starring country music artist Tracy Lawrence. These PSAs are designed to educate Tennesseans and help reduce fire fatalities across Tennessee.
- PUB DATE: 9/23/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance
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Posted: Sep 23, 2020

Tractor That Backfired May Be To Blame For Massive Barn Fire In Maryland, Officials Say

VIDEO: A tractor that backfired Tuesday afternoon in Maryland Line may be to blame for a large barn fire, according to the Baltimore County Fire Department. Chopper 13 was over the scene of the fire along the 3500 block of Baker School House Road. "We looked up and it was big billowing smoke, and I said, ‘Oh my God.
- PUB DATE: 9/23/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
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Posted: Sep 23, 2020

New York: City officials, firefighters at odds over new dispatch policy in Ogdensburg

Ogdensburg City Hall and public safety officials say a new fire dispatch policy won’t endanger the public. Firefighters beg to differ. It’s just a line. On one side is Ogdensburg fire territory and on the other is Heuvelton’s. It runs near the intersection of Routes 68 and 37. Until this week, Ogdensburg firefighters never hesitated to cross over the line when needed.
- PUB DATE: 9/23/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WWNY-TV 7 FOX 28 Watertown
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