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Posted: Mar 12, 2020

Little vlogger in Michigan brings attention to the local firefighting service

Kolby Adams is a tenacious 7-year-old with a lot of big ideas, and he’s not letting his tender age stand in his way of shaking things up. The Swartz Creek youngster’s latest venture is his vlog, the theme of which might come as a surprise to some people. “When he first said he wanted to be a vlogger, I thought that the last thing I wanted to do was a vlog about worms and G.
- PUB DATE: 3/12/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Swartz Creek View
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Posted: Mar 11, 2020

East Arkansas fire department involved in accident with semi truck

PHOTOS:Four Arkansas firefighters were hospitalized after an accident on Interstate 55 near Marion on Monday. The Marion Fire Department was clearing the scene of an unrelated accident at the 24-mile marker of Interstate 55 when the department was “involved in an accident with a semi truck.” According to a Facebook post, four fire department personnel were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
- PUB DATE: 3/11/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNWA-TV NBC 51 Rogers
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Posted: Mar 11, 2020

From coloring books to virtual reality, Chicago Fire Department upgrades fire education teaching tools

The Chicago Fire Department is swapping out coloring books for virtual reality headsets as its preferred educational tool to instill fire safety basics in the minds of elementary and middle schoolers. Fire Commissioner Richard Ford unveiled the technology Tuesday during a demonstration at St. Sabina Academy with a group of 5th and 6th graders who strapped on the headsets to find themselves getting out of bed to the sound of a beeping smoke detector.
- PUB DATE: 3/11/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Chicago Sun Times
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Posted: Mar 11, 2020

15-Hour Effort: Man rescued from abandoned mine in California

PHOTOS: San Bernardino County Fire Department search teams staged a daring and complex rescue of a man trapped in a remote mine over the weekend, authorities say. Early Sunday morning, County Fire officials received a call from an unidentified explorer in a rural, unincorporated area of Twentynine Palms who had recently left a mine and reported that a partner was still inside and unable to get out.
- PUB DATE: 3/11/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Daily Press
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Posted: Mar 11, 2020

Kansas fire investigators could soon get law enforcement power

A bill is being discussed in a Kansas Senate committee Tuesday that would give fire investigators law enforcement powers in the state. This means, if an investigator encounters a crime in progress, they would have the legal right to pull-over, detain, and even arrest someone. The Kansas Fire Marshal, Doug Jorgensen, made clear during his testimony in favor of the bill that investigators would not be conducting traffic stops.
- PUB DATE: 3/11/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSNT-TV NBC 27 Topeka
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