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Posted: Oct 23, 2020

California's I-80 reopens after crash, brush fire

VIDEO: A crash that sparked a brush fire forced the closure of part of Interstate 80 in Placer County for several hours Thursday. A vehicle slammed into a power pole on westbound I-80 at Highway 193 in the Newcastle area, knocking powerlines onto the highway and Ophir Road and igniting a fire, according to the Placer County Sheriff's Office.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCRA-TV NBC 3 Sacramento
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Posted: Oct 23, 2020

It takes nerves of steel to be a tillerman, and a female firefighter lands the job in New Jersey

On Thursday, Brittani Rawls became Passaic Fire Department's first female tillerman. That's the firefighter who sits in a seat in back and steers the tail end of a firetruck. It's the kind of challenge she relishes, because in a city crammed with traffic, tight streets and double-parked cars, life for the tillerman is never dull.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NorthJersey.com (Bergen County Record & Herald News) - Metered Site
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Posted: Oct 23, 2020

Firefighters in Texas using federal grant to vaccinate homeless, low-income families for the flu

This is the first year the Victoria Fire Department will administer flu shots for the homeless and low-income families and it’s all part of a long-range plan for the department to have more public health outreach. “Due to COVID-19 we felt this was a great year and a great opportunity to start that,” said Tracy Fox, VFD Chief.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KAVU-TV ABC 25 Victoria
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Posted: Oct 23, 2020

Georgia firefighter puts on heels to raise awareness for domestic violence

Tifton fighters are trading in their boots for high heels to show support for the fight against domestic violence. Kiefer Daughtry is an engineer at the Tifton Fire Department, and right before the interview, he traded in his work shoes for a pair of fuchsia-colored high heels. “What’s going through your head right now? How does it feel?” asked Poitevint.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WALB-TV NBC/ABC 10 Albany
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Posted: Oct 23, 2020

Fire truck being raffled off in Pennsylvania

Have you ever heard of a fire truck being raffled off? That's what one Schuylkill County fire company is doing. "We've gotten some messages. I've gotten some messages from people saying, 'what are you guys thinking?' But honestly, it's a good truck, and we're going to give it a shot," said Sam Detweiler of Liberty Fire Company No.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WNEP-TV ABC 16 Scranton
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