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Posted: Sep 9, 2015

In statements, New York firefighters admit smoking weed on roof of firehouse, in chief's car

Allen Harmon and Douglas Groesbeck reportedly didn't shy away from using drugs while serving as Camillus firefighters. Harmon, a former fire captain, admitted repeatedly driving an emergency vehicle while he was under the influence of oxycodone and other prescription drugs during the summer of 2014, he said in a statement given to the Camillus Police Department.
- PUB DATE: 9/9/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Syracuse Post-Standard
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Posted: Sep 9, 2015

Young Mississippi Crash Victim Watches Video on Firefighter's Phone

PHOTO - Several residents and first responders came to help victims of a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 on Saturday afternoon, including a retired Los Angeles firefighter. Rick Camarena, who now lives in Gulfport, said he stopped because he knew his training would allow him to help. "I saw five kids ejected," he said of the crash.
- PUB DATE: 9/9/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: firehouse
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Posted: Sep 8, 2015

Virginia paramedics fighting chief’s plan to cross-train them as firefighters

A year-old plan to cross-train Alexandria firefighters and paramedics and add a fourth person to every firetruck is encountering resistance from city paramedics, who say it is unworkable unless the city hires more staff. Alexandria Fire Chief Robert Dubé said that his plan will ensure that at least one person in every fire crew will be certified in advanced life support.
- PUB DATE: 9/8/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: the washington post
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Posted: Sep 8, 2015

Milwaukee fire official's message after firefighter grabbed during vigil: “100% of the time, we’re there to help”

A Milwaukee firefighter was violently grabbed by a man in a crowd of hostile onlookers as he tried to help a victim while on a medical call. It happened this weekend, and it has Milwaukee Fire Department officials making a plea to the public. This incident occurred on Saturday evening, September 5th near 60th and Capitol Drive.
- PUB DATE: 9/8/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6
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Posted: Sep 8, 2015

Massachusetts engineer says thermal-imaging mask will save lives

PHOTO - Inside a burning building, the smoke often gets so thick and oppressive that firefighters can't see their hands if they wave them in front of their facemasks. The roiling black clouds obscure everything: staircases, chairs, an unconscious person, even the flames - burning at more than 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit - on the other side of the room.
- PUB DATE: 9/8/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: lowell sun
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