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Posted: May 2, 2016

Arson Awareness Week Focuses on Wildland Fires

During a five-year period, close to one-quarter of the wildland fires that were reported in the U.S. were deemed arson. The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) announced that the theme for Arson Awareness Week, May 1-7, is "Prevent Wildfire Arson — Spread the Facts Not the Fire." "Not all wildland is comprised of forests.
- PUB DATE: 5/2/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: firehouse
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Posted: May 2, 2016

Colorado firefighters help coax bear out of apartment

VIDEO - A resident in Eagle County caught a peculiar house guest rummaging through his refrigerator early Saturday. According to a Facebook post from the Eagle River Fire Protection District, crews were dispatched on a service call about 4:45 a.m. Saturday for a report of a bear in the living room of a second-floor apartment.
- PUB DATE: 5/2/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: denver post
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Posted: Apr 29, 2016

Arizona pilot program connects 911 callers to social, health services

Richard Smith lost his left leg to diabetes a year ago and is starting to feel loss of sensation in his other leg. At age 72, the retired maintenance worker kept ending up on the floor in his apartment. The 6-foot-1-inch, 230-pound man was too big to lift for his wife, who stands at 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds.
- PUB DATE: 4/29/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: arizona daily star
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Posted: Apr 29, 2016

Kansas City Fire Department helps brothers in blue get out of a tight spot at police academy

PHOTO - We call police when we need help. As it turns out, police needed to call the Kansas City Fire Department when they ended up stranded in a tight spot! Gregg Favre from the St. Louis Fire Department tweeted out a picture of the rescue. An elevator malfunctioned inside the police academy near 435 and Pleasant Valley Road.
- PUB DATE: 4/29/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDAF-TV Fox 4 Kansas City News
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Posted: Apr 29, 2016

Mississippi fire department says no to dreadlocks, sued for $2.5 million

He really wanted to be a firefighter, Larry Christmas Jr. said, but he gave up his dream and filed a lawsuit because the fire department insisted he cut off his dreadlocks. In the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, Christmas accuses the city of racial discrimination. He requests $500,000 in compensation for losing the job and $2 million in damages designed to punish the city.
- PUB DATE: 4/29/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: the sun herald
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