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Posted: May 29, 2020

As new hot spots emerge, the pandemic may be entering another phase

The simplest way to track the progress of any outbreak is by seeing how many new cases and deaths are reported in a given area each day. And in the United States, falling numbers in some of the hardest-hit places have offered glimmers of hope. Totals for the country have been on a downward curve, and in former hot spots like New York and New Jersey, the counts appear to have peaked.
- PUB DATE: 5/29/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New York Times
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Posted: May 29, 2020

First woman battalion chief in 171-year history of New Jersey fire department is sworn in

PHOTOS: Audra Carter has a simple message for any young woman or girl who asks her about becoming a firefighter: “Please. We need more.” The 48-year-old Hoboken native is providing a shining example for future female firefighters. She was promoted Thursday, becoming the first woman battalion chief in the 171-year history of the Hoboken Fire Department in a ceremony at City Hall.
- PUB DATE: 5/29/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
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Posted: May 29, 2020

US Representative urges FEMA to protect firefighters’ jobs

U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL) urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to take action that would avoid potential layoffs of America’s experienced firefighters. Specifically, Rep. LaHood and U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL) called on FEMA to temporarily expand the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program to include firefighters already on payroll.
- PUB DATE: 5/29/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Ripon Advance
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Posted: May 29, 2020

Rioters set Minneapolis police precinct on fire as protests reignite over George Floyd's death

VIDEO: Mayor Jacob Frey said he made the call to evacuate police officers from the 3rd Precinct before rioters set the building on fire Thursday night as protests continued to boil over in Minneapolis after the death of George Floyd. Police said officers were able to safely evacuate as rioters breached the perimeter and started a fire that spread through the building.
- PUB DATE: 5/29/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KMSP-TV FOX 9 Minneapolis
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Posted: May 29, 2020

FDNY hosts sendoff for 1,600 caregivers, 500 ambulances that came to New York, New Jersey during pandemic

The FDNY on Thursday hosted a ceremonial sendoff to medical response teams that traveled to New York City to assist with the coronavirus pandemic. For 60 days, American Medical Response (AMR) ambulance crews, Network Providers and support staff from across the country have worked in New York as part of the urgent response to the COVID-19 crisis.
- PUB DATE: 5/29/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York
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