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Posted: Sep 11, 2015

Colorado metro-area firefighters ordered to change uniforms to look less like police officers

Metro-area fire departments have ordered changes to uniforms in light of recent threats against law enforcement and as a way to keep personnel safe on the job. The West Metro Fire Department is having firefighters wearing a more casual look. The blue T-shirt has the words "Fire-Rescue" in large letters on the back and is the department's class "C" uniforms.
- PUB DATE: 9/11/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KDVR-TV FOX 31 Denver
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Posted: Sep 11, 2015

Colorado metro-area firefighters ordered to change uniforms to look less like police officers

Metro-area fire departments have ordered changes to uniforms in light of recent threats against law enforcement and as a way to keep personnel safe on the job. The West Metro Fire Department is having firefighters wearing a more casual look. The blue T-shirt has the words "Fire-Rescue" in large letters on the back and is the department's class "C" uniforms.
- PUB DATE: 9/11/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KDVR-TV FOX 31 Denver
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Posted: Sep 11, 2015

Report: Warning written on shaft door before Cincinnati firefighter fell

Firefighters wrote a warning on the door to the elevator shaft just two minutes before their their colleague Daryl Gordon opened the door, stepped in and fell to his death in March. "Do not enter, open shaft," the firefighters wrote on the light colored door in what looks like black marker. Smoke and poor visibility in the tight hallway may have prevented Gordon, 54, from seeing the warning written in what looks like black marker on the the light colored door.
- PUB DATE: 9/11/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Cincinnati Enquirer
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Posted: Sep 11, 2015

Police: Florida man planned bombing in Kansas City during 9/11 memorial stairclimb

A 20-year-old Florida man has been arrested on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack using explosives at a Kansas City 9/11 memorial event this weekend. The FBI raided Joshua Ryne Goldberg’s home near Jacksonville and took him into custody. He’s accused of sending instructions on how to make a pressure cooker bomb.
- PUB DATE: 9/11/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KMBC-TV ABC 9 Kansas City
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Posted: Sep 11, 2015

How fast is fast enough? - NFPA 1710 and the controversy over response times

Recently, some fire departments have found themselves under scrutiny by the media and elected officials over the issue of response times. NFPA 1710, Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression Operations, Emergency Medical Operations, and Special Operations to the Public by Career Fire Departments, requires specific times for the response of fire and emergency services.
- PUB DATE: 9/11/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: National Fire Protection Association
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