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Posted: Jun 25, 2020

Baltimore firefighters rally to prevent proposed disbandment of 2 fire units

There are continued calls to keep two Baltimore City fire units from closing, the closures are proposed as part of city budget cuts. Firefighters and their families held rallies on Wednesday to voice those calls in public. Firefighters, both active and retired, held rallies outside two fire houses in the city, protesting the proposal to take two engine units out of service permanently, due to city budget cuts.
- PUB DATE: 6/25/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBAL-TV NBC 11 Baltimore
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Posted: Jun 25, 2020

New CDC model predicts up to 150,000 American COVID-19 deaths by mid-July

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its latest forecast of expected U.S. coronavirus deaths, predicting that between 130,000 and 150,000 Americans would die of the novel virus by July 18. The updated forecast put out by the CDC Wednesday consists of a combination of data from over 20 national models, which also predict an increase in fatalities in several states over the next four weeks, including Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah, which the CDC says will exceed the number of reported deaths of the last month.
- PUB DATE: 6/25/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WITI-TV FOX 6 Milwaukee
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Posted: Jun 25, 2020

Wisconsin DNR Can Begin Crafting Regulations To Restrict Firefighting Foam Containing PFAS

The state Natural Resources Board has unanimously approved allowing the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to begin drafting regulations to enforce restrictions on firefighting foam that contains chemicals known as PFAS. Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly referred to as PFAS, are chemicals that are found in products ranging from firefighting foam to nonstick cookware.
- PUB DATE: 6/25/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Wisconsin Public Radio
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Posted: Jun 24, 2020

House fire, partial collapse sends 3 Houston firefighters to the hospital

Three Houston Fire Department firefighters were taken to the hospital to be treated for the injuries they received while battling a house fire early Wednesday. The fire was reported around 2 a.m. at a home in the 8900 block of Wynmeadow, not far from Monroe and I-45. When firefighters arrived, the one-story home was already engulfed in flames.
- PUB DATE: 6/24/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KHOU-TV CBS 11 Houston
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Posted: Jun 24, 2020

All-female firefighter crew staffs California station for first time in history

For the first time in the history of the Pasadena Fire Department, the entire engine crew rolling out of Station 34 was female. On Tuesday, the all-female crew were under the command of Capt. Tricia Rodriguez. "FIRST all-female crew in history of Pasadena Fire Department riding together on Engine 34," a social media post picturing the four of them said.
- PUB DATE: 6/24/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KABC-TV ABC 7 Los Angeles
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