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Posted: Jun 29, 2020

Proposed changes in 911 ID numbers leave some New York fire chiefs fuming

A conflict is brewing between the Oneida County Department of Emergency Services and a handful of local fire chiefs who do not want to give up their 3-digit identification numbers. The county 9-1-1 Center is planning to switch from number identifications to plain language in order to better serve an impending upgrade to a digital radio system.
- PUB DATE: 6/29/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Rome Sentinel
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Posted: Jun 29, 2020

Allerio Mobile Hub certified for use on FirstNet, other LTE carrier networks

Startup Allerio announced that its easy-to-use Mobile Hub broadband platform designed for EMS use and the healthcare community has been certified for use by the FCC and multiple U.S. carriers—FirstNet/AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and U.S. Cellular. “One of the unique things about this is that there’s one button on it—it turns the device on, and it turns the device off,” Allerio CEO TJ Kennedy said during an interview with IWCE’s Urgent Communications.
- PUB DATE: 6/29/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: IWCE's Urgent Communications
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Posted: Jun 29, 2020

CDC expands list of people at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday expanded its list of risk factors that make people more likely to develop severe illness or die from COVID-19. The update comes as the number of confirmed coronavirus infections rises to record levels in the United States, driven by alarming spikes in Florida, Texas and other states across the South and West.
- PUB DATE: 6/29/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CBS News
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Posted: Jun 29, 2020

Spokane Fire Department: One person found dead in house fire near Liberty Park

A 72-year-old man was killed in a house fire early Monday morning. The Spokane Fire Department responded to the fire on E. 6th Ave and S. Magnolia St around 3:15 a.m. Firefighters had to force their way into the home and found heavy heat and smoke. According to the fire department, the house was found to be in “hoarder conditions” and had unstable flooring.
- PUB DATE: 6/29/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
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Posted: Jun 29, 2020

COVID-19 could be to blame for unprecedented increase in wildfire starts in Washington

The number of wildfires burning across Washington has risen steadily over the past two years, but the 2020 core fire season is looking to pull way ahead in wildfire starts. And this year’s unprecedented uptick in the number of fires has an unforeseen culprit: people cleaning their yards during the pandemic.
- PUB DATE: 6/29/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Salem Statesman-Journal - Metered Site
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