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Posted: Jun 18, 2021

Father's Day: 3 sons follow in dad's footsteps in serving Wisconsin communities as EMTs

Families across the nation will gather to honor their fathers this weekend. Jay Young's children will attempt to celebrate Father's Day as well, but the whole family knows it may not happen. With Jay's three sons, Eric, Justin and Jamison, following in their dad's footsteps to become emergency medical technicians, it's as likely as not that one of them will get called into work or a pager will go off and they will have to leave the party to go save a life or help someone in need.
- PUB DATE: 6/18/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: EMS1
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Posted: Jun 18, 2021

Florida fire department among first to use Ring doorbell for fire safety

VIDEO: The Pinellas Park Fire Department is among the first in the Tampa Bay area to team up with Ring for a new safety system. Ring’s “Neighbors” application allows first responders and community members who download the app to easily exchange information about local incidents. Leaders with the Pinellas Park Fire Department tell 8 On Your Side it could be a helpful tool when investigators are searching for the cause of suspicious fires.
- PUB DATE: 6/18/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFLA-TV NBC 8 Tampa
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Posted: Jun 18, 2021

Rescued pitbull training in Tennessee to become second arson detection K-9 pitbull in the U.S.

A pitbull picked up off the streets of New York City is getting another chance at life, with a nonprofit at her side. Zoey, the pitbull, is was originally dropped off at a shelter in NYC. Workers there labeled her unmanageable and said she was not a good candidate for adoption. She was sent to a rescue in Florida called Dogs Playing for Life, where workers started working to train her.
- PUB DATE: 6/18/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBIR-TV NBC 10 Knoxville
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Posted: Jun 18, 2021

Tsunami warning siren installed in Edmonds, one of many across western Washington

Communities in western Washington like Edmonds, Everett and Bellingham are no longer considered out of reach of damaging tsunami waves. In Edmonds, the Washington Emergency Management Division erected its newest tsunami siren Thursday, also known as an All Alert Hazards Broadcast tower or "AHAB." The legislature approved $2.
- PUB DATE: 6/18/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
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Posted: Jun 17, 2021

Person cutting pipe causes big brush fire near Soap Lake

Firefighters with Grant County Fire District 7 battled a multi-acre brush fire off SR 28 near Soap Lake on Thursday. Grant County Fire Chief Kirk Sheppard says the blaze grew to eight acres in size. At around 11 a.m., Sheppard says a well driller was using a torch to cut a pipe which sparked the blaze.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2021 5:54:33 PM - SOURCE: iFiber One News Radio
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