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Posted: Jun 29, 2020

Car slams into California fire station, yet again, injuring firefighter

A car slammed into the living area of a Rialto fire station Friday night, June 26, almost striking a firefighter and leaving a stew of smashed furniture, broken glass and vehicle fluid behind as it reversed out of the building. The firefighter, an engineer who is a veteran of 15 years, was sitting about 3 feet from where the front quarter of the car went into the building, Battalion Chief Cory Cisneros said Saturday.
- PUB DATE: 6/29/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Sun
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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 26, 2020

Apartment building partially collapses as firefighters battle blaze in Maryland; Firefighter injured

PHOTOS: A garden style apartment building on Spa Road partially collapsed on firefighters Thursday afternoon in Annapolis as they were battling a blaze that had enveloped all three floors, city fire officials said. One Anne Arundel County firefighter was injured in the fire, Capt. Aaron Edwards, fire department spokesperson, told The Capital.
- PUB DATE: 6/26/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Capital Gazette - Metered Site
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