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Posted: Apr 12, 2021

Detroit Fire Department truck shot at while leaving station, no injuries

VIDEO: According to Police on Saturday around 9:41 pm near Dexter and Oakman, the Detroit Fire Department received a call and was heading out. Authorities say as they were trying to exit the driveway, a dark-colored Chevy Sedan was blocking their path. After using the fire engine's air horn, the car moved out of the way.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJBK-TV Fox 2 Detroit
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Posted: Apr 12, 2021

Report identifies California fire department's shortcomings leading up to deadly Porterville Library Fire

PHOTOS: A 136-page report on the tragic Porterville Library Fire found that staffing shortages, a lack of training and communication problems may have contributed to the deaths of two firefighters in February 2020. "Unfortunately, these issues continue to be far too common across the country to simply focus on one organization," the report concluded in part.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Visalia Times Delta - Metered Site
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Posted: Apr 12, 2021

Thin red line: Wisconsin trucker, firefighter pursues dual passions

PHOTO: It’s not uncommon for someone to have to choose between making a living and pursuing something they are passionate about. Dan Ravenhorst of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, has found a way to do both, driving his 2019 Mack Anthem 64T and volunteering at the city’s Township Fire and Rescue Station 1. “I bought (the truck) in March 2020, so I’ve had it a year now,” Ravenhorst said in an interview with The Trucker.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Trucker
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Posted: Apr 12, 2021

Montana college revamps fire and emergency services program

VIDEO: Helena College is revamping its more than 20-year-old fire and emergency services program to meet the changing demands of employers. The program first opened in the fall of 1998 and focused on hands-on, functional fire training. The updated program aims to continue providing this kind of practical fire training, while also meeting the emerging needs and demand for professional certifications and general education.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Helena Independent Record
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Posted: Apr 12, 2021

Law enforcement, first responders in Virginia honoring public safety telecommunicators this week

For the rest of the week, towns, cities, and counties around southwest and central Virginia are celebrating the men and women who serve as 911 dispatchers, the unseen heroes of public safety. According to the City of Roanoke, Congress proclaimed the second week of April as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week in 1991.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFXR-TV Fox 27 Roanoke
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