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Posted: Jul 15, 2015

Silent Killer: Spotlight On Firefighter Gear Amid Health Concerns

It’s a tough anniversary for a family to mark. It’s two years since the passing of Miami Dade Fire Captain Rafeal Herraro. His journey and battle with cancer, lymphoma, the first in a series of cases that triggered a CBS4 investigation, The Silent Killer. “The rate of cancer we are seeing in our fire department is huge and that made us start looking at what could it be,” says Captain Shane Anderson.
- PUB DATE: 7/15/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: cbs miami
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Posted: Jul 15, 2015

Confidential Los Angeles County audit another blow to Compton Fire Dept.

The Compton Fire Department has failed to properly document emergency medical care and monitor the training and performance of the city rescuers who respond to 911 calls for help, according to a confidential audit obtained by The Times. The six-page audit, delivered to the department in February by county regulators, follows a series of Times reports on breakdowns at the fire agency that prompted city leaders to launch an investigation and place the department's chief on leave.
- PUB DATE: 7/15/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: los angeles times
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Posted: Jul 15, 2015

Georgia city offers to settle firefighters' overtime complaint filed in a class-action lawsuit

A week after paying a former deputy coroner $200,000 in Fair Labor Standards Act and whistleblower complaints, the Augusta Commission on Tuesday authorized another settlement with workers alleging they were improperly paid for overtime work. A class-action lawsuit filed by Augusta Fire Department Lt.
- PUB DATE: 7/15/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: the augusta chronicle
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Posted: Jul 15, 2015

Indiana man convicted of 53 counts in deadly home explosion

A judge is set to consider whether an Indianapolis man should be eligible for a life without parole prison sentence after a jury convicted him of murder, arson and conspiracy to commit insurance fraud in a home explosion that gutted a subdivision and killed two neighbors. St. Joseph County Superior Court Judge John Marnocha will hear arguments Wednesday, a day after a jury convicted Mark Leonard, 46, of 53 counts after deliberating less than four hours over two days.
- PUB DATE: 7/15/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: fox news
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Posted: Jul 15, 2015

Ohio township disbands fire department

The trucks sat idle inside the closed Madison Township fire station today, the jackets and boots and helmets lining the walls, as single locksmith worked outside, changing the key codes needed to enter the once-busy station. It’s not because there weren’t any emergencies in the township of about 3,200 located just east of Newark in Licking County.
- PUB DATE: 7/15/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: columbus dispatch
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