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Posted: Mar 9, 2016

Seven Injured in Crash Between Van, DC Firetruck

Seven people were hurt in a crash between a D.C. firetruck and a van in Northeast D.C. Wednesday morning. The accident was reported around 9:40 a.m. at 11th Street and Maryland Avenue NE. A D.C. Fire & EMS spokesperson said D.C. Fire Engine 10 was responding on a call for a gas leak when the collision occurred.
- PUB DATE: 3/9/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: nbc washington
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Posted: Mar 9, 2016

How to know when firefighters hit the wall

At some point the words lactic acid or acidosis has been put forth in a firefighter class on cardiac arrest, fitness or maybe in a heat cramps lecture. You hear lactic acid and lactate used interchangeably by fire and EMS educators or those talking about acidosis as a reference to muscle breakdown. The truth is that there is a difference between lactate and lactic acid.
- PUB DATE: 3/9/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: firerescue1
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Posted: Mar 9, 2016

South Carolina bill aims to bring back stiffer penalties for arson

Don’t play with fire – that’s the message a bill before the S.C. Legislature aims to send to would-be arsonists. House Bill 3545 will restructure degrees of arson if the bill becomes law. Right now, state law doesn’t differentiate between type of buildings burned, and only levels a first-degree arson charge – the most serious kind – when there is a death, according to Jason Pope, deputy director of the South Carolina Firefighters Association.
- PUB DATE: 3/9/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: the state
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Posted: Mar 8, 2016

Commuter train derails, falls into creek near San Francisco

An Altamont Corridor Express train with more than 200 passengers aboard struck a downed tree and derailed Monday night during a heavy downpour, injuring nine as one of its rail cars tumbled into a rain-swollen creek. Authorities said it was "an absolute miracle" no one was killed. Four of the injuries were serious, though not thought to be life-threatening, according to the Alameda County Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 3/8/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: inside bay area
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Posted: Mar 8, 2016

Update: 2 Virginia firefighters reinstated after suspension for transporting toddler in fire engine

Two Stafford County volunteer firefighters that were suspended for rushing a toddler to the hospital in their fire engine, have been reinstated. The County’s fire department called a press conference Monday afternoon, where they announced Capt. James Kelley and Sgt. Virgil Bloom returned to work Monday at 4 p.
- PUB DATE: 3/8/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVR-TV CBS 6
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