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Posted: Jun 11, 2020

Related: University of Washington releases new COVID-19 model

Researchers at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) have updated and extended the U.S. COVID-19 forecasts through Oct. 1. Researchers are forecasting nearly 170,000 deaths. Deaths are predicted to remain level through August but may start to rise in the fourth week and increase during September, according to an IHME release.
- PUB DATE: 6/11/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7 Seattle
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Posted: Jun 10, 2020

Three-alarm fire breaks out at apartment complex in New York

VIDEO: A three-alarm house fire broke out in a home on the corner of Monroe Avenue and Rosedale Street on Tuesday around 10:20 a.m. Firefighters urged motorists to avoid the area while they work to contain the fire, assess the damage, and begin cleaning up. Officials say roads in the area will be closed until approximately 3:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Rochester First
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Posted: Jun 10, 2020

Researcher: Asymptomatic First Responders Not Spreading COVID-19 To Families

Researcher Gregory Chiklis has spent the duration of the pandemic running antibody tests in his Franklin lab, MRN Diagnostics. He has tested hundreds of first responders who were exposed to coronavirus in towns west of Boston. “We’ve gone back now and tested their spouses or their partners, in a couple of cases we tested their children who are over 18, and in no cases have we seen that person spread the virus to their family members,” said Chiklis.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBZ-TV CBS 4 Boston
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Posted: Jun 10, 2020

Driver arrested on suspicion of DUI after dragging firefighter 100 yards in Montana

Billings police arrested a man on suspicion of driving under the influence after he drove through a blocked zone, dragging a firefighter trying to stop him along the way. Eli Rindal, 23, drove through cones that marked off an area where power crews were repairing a transformer at Bench Boulevard and Joyce Street in the Heights, according to police Sgt.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Billings Gazette - Metered Site
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Posted: Jun 10, 2020

National Volunteer Fire Council Releases Behavioral Healthcare Provider Directory for Emergency Responders

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), in partnership with the Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance (FBHA) and the American Psychological Association (APA), has released a new directory of behavioral health professionals that are equipped and ready to help firefighters, EMS providers, dispatchers, and rescue workers.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Journal of Emergency Medical Services
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