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Posted: Feb 26, 2020

Study: San Francisco's women firefighters face high exposure to toxic ‘forever chemicals’

San Francisco’s women firefighters are exposed to higher levels of certain toxic PFAS chemicals than women working in downtown San Francisco offices, shows a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of California, San Francisco, and Silent Spring Institute.
- PUB DATE: 2/26/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: UC Berkeley
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Posted: Feb 26, 2020

Volunteer firefighters to see training tweaks in Georgia Senate bill

The Georgia Senate passed legislation Tuesday aimed at loosening training requirements for volunteer fire departments in the state. Senate Bill 342 would create a council tasked with establishing training and certification rules for volunteer fire departments in Georgia that are separate from those required for full-time professional fire departments.
- PUB DATE: 2/26/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Augusta Chronicle
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Posted: Feb 26, 2020

FDNY Urged To Look At Segways To Shorten Response Times

Ambulances with flashing sirens trying to weave their way through congested city streets. Traffic poses challenges to EMTs rushing to treat patients. To improve response times, some EMTs in San Diego use scooters get around faster. City Councilman Joe Borelli wants the FDNY to test the scooter idea here in New York.
- PUB DATE: 2/26/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Spectrum News NY1
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Posted: Feb 26, 2020

Hunterdon firehouses are working together in a program that could be a model for others across New Jersey

Not only is somebody going to respond, but they are going to respond quickly. That’s how Deputy Chief of Quakertown Fire Company Brad Patkochis described the North Hunterdon Fire Alliance’s Squad 51 program, through which the communities of Quakertown (Franklin Township) as well as High Bridge, Lebanon, Clinton and Annandale are each serviced by the fire companies of all five towns.
- PUB DATE: 2/26/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
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Posted: Feb 26, 2020

A baby born, a life saved: Iowa fire department recognizes saves beyond fighting fires

VIDEO: It's easy to see and hear a firetruck when it's driving past but unless you are up close you might have missed a special marking. Small stickers line the doors of Davenport Fire Department trucks symbolizing an accomplishment achieved by the crew on board. "Those calls they go on, the saves they have or bringing a child into the world it's kinda a pride thing to recognize that they did something like that," Lt.
- PUB DATE: 2/26/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WQAD-TV ABC 8 Moline
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