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Posted: Nov 17, 2020

Longtime Arlington Firefighter Is First Black Woman Deputy Fire Chief in Northern Virginia

A veteran firefighter in Arlington County, Virginia, is breaking barriers as she rises through the ranks. Tiffanye Wesley is the first African American woman named deputy fire chief in all of Northern Virginia. "You can do anything that you put your mind to. I mean, look at what we're looking at in America today having a African-American female as vice president-elect," Wesley said.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WRC-TV NBC 4 Washington, D.C.
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Posted: Nov 17, 2020

Lessons learned from New York fire, one year later

You don’t know what you don’t know. Hornell Fire Chief Frank Brzozowski didn’t know what to expect a year ago today, when the department was toned out for a fire on Preston Avenue in the city. Each call is treated as a structure fire until proven otherwise, though most don’t keep firefighters busy for long — a small oven fire that tripped a smoke detector, perhaps, or maybe leaves burning in a backyard.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Evening Tribune - Metered Site
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Posted: Nov 17, 2020

Illinois firefighters create custom COVID-19 testing, vaccination trailers

A group of local firefighters pivoted when the pandemic hit to help in the fight against COVID-19. Their Lake County business is creating custom testing and vaccination trailers for counties across the country. Adapt and overcome: that is a motto firefighters say they live by. When COVID spiked in the U.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLS-TV ABC 7 Chicago
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Posted: Nov 16, 2020

3 Buildings Destroyed In New York Fire, 2 Firefighters Injured

VIDEO: A fast-moving fire tore through three buildings overnight in the Bronx. The flames broke out around 1:30 a.m. on Harding Avenue near Emerson Avenue in Throggs Neck. Neighbors told CBS2 the strong winds caused the fire to spread. “I looked out the window, and I saw the houses were on fire, and the wind was blowing.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCBS-TV CBS 2 New York
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Posted: Nov 16, 2020

‘Hell on Earth’: 40 years ago, a historic fire at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas

PHOTOS: Not long after the fire burst out of the deli, sending columns of thick black smoke shooting up inside the MGM Grand hotel tower, then-Nevada Gov. Robert List arrived at the flooded casino floor to survey the damage. It was dim, and the debris was blackened and torched. Bodies were on the ground or slumped over gaming tables and chairs.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Las Vegas Review Journal - Metered Site
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