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Posted: Aug 4, 2021

VIDEO: San Diego Police Department Says Tesla Torched By Arsonist

At least four fires were ignited near North Park overnight, according to San Diego police. The costliest of the fires, most of which were sparked between 1-2 a.m., involved a Tesla parked near Utah and Capps streets. In that fire, someone lit a car cover on fire, resulting in the destruction of the vehicle.
- PUB DATE: 8/4/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNSD-TV NBC 7 San Diego
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Posted: Aug 4, 2021

University of Florida Professor Is Creating Robotic Dogs Trained To Assist First Responders

Many pet owners teach their dogs how to sit, roll or shake hands, but rarely do they ever train their pets to guide firefighters out of a burning building. A group of doctoral students led by Eric Jing Du, a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Florida, have trained and developed robotic dogs with the intent of helping first responders virtually see through walls in situations that they would otherwise be blindsided by.
- PUB DATE: 8/4/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WUFT-TV PBS 5 GAINESVILLE
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Posted: Aug 4, 2021

Indiana firefighter receives headstone 82 years after his death

It was an honor that was years in the making on Tuesday for one special local hero. On Aug. 3, 1939, John Harris — who served in the latter part of the 19th Century as the first Black firefighter with the Kokomo Fire Department — died and was buried on a small plot of land at Crown Point Cemetery, just north of Carter Street.
- PUB DATE: 8/4/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Kokomo Tribune
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Posted: Aug 4, 2021

Essay: 'We also must remember the first responders who survived'

My name is Lieutenant Roger Bayne, Jr. I have been a firefighter/paramedic with Addison Fire Protection District No. 1 for 25 years. Giving back to my community has always been something I have been very passionate about. About 10 years ago, I knew I wanted to do something more, something bigger than only supporting my local community.
- PUB DATE: 8/4/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Daily Herald - Metered Site
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Posted: Aug 4, 2021

Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber’s ‘Stuck With U’ Raised Over $3.5 Million for First Responders Children’s Foundation

Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber’s lockdown-inspired single, “Stuck With U,” has now raised over $3.5 million for the First Responders Children’s Foundation, going directly to thousands of first responders’ families around the U.S. The single, which released on May 8, 2020, was recorded in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and donated 100% of its profits from streaming and sales to the foundation.
- PUB DATE: 8/4/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Variety
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