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Posted: Jun 6, 2024

1 dead after crash, fire in which vehicle fell 40 feet off ramp in Massachusetts

VIDEO: One person is dead after a fiery crash in which a vehicle crashed into a barrier in South Boston and fell approximately 40 feet onto the roadway below. Several ramps were closed in the area of the Southeast Expressway, and traffic was heavy for hours after the crash, which occurred around 10 a.
- PUB DATE: 6/6/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCVB-TV ABC 5 Boston
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Posted: Jun 6, 2024

Maine first responders are using a new device to transport newborns and mothers to the hospital

VIDEO: A new device is being implemented in fire departments across the state of Maine, keeping the first few moments of birth special for newborns and their mothers. First responders of the Portland Fire Department first noticed a dilemma after assisting with an on-scene birth in early 2024. "We showed up, the baby was crowning, we delivered it," firefighter and paramedic Mark Tweedy said, "Everybody was healthy, dad cut the cord.
- PUB DATE: 6/6/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCSH-TV NBC 6 Portland
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Posted: Jun 6, 2024

Sheriff’s department investigating theft of nearly 100 fire hydrants in one California county this year

Authorities are investigating the theft of nearly 100 fire hydrants in Los Angeles County this year, sheriff’s officials said Monday. Some 85 hydrants have been stolen in unincorporated areas of the county, and another 14 in Lynwood, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The department’s Century Station has partnered with the LASD Major Crimes Bureau to investigate the thefts.
- PUB DATE: 6/6/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Los Angeles Daily News
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Posted: Jun 6, 2024

New book celebrates women in the Chicago Fire Department

VIDEO: A new book is celebrating the diverse strengths that women bring to the Chicago Fire Department. Retired veteran firefighter Cat Renar has spent the past eight years compiling "Chicago Strong: The Real Women of Chicago Fire," a coffee table book that highlights the contributions and experiences of female firefighters and medics.
- PUB DATE: 6/6/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFLD-TV FOX 32 Chicago
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Posted: Jun 6, 2024

Tuesday's Webb Fire kicked off wildfire season in North Central Washington, what's next?

Wildfire season is now underway in North Central Washington after a 554-acre fire near East Wenatchee ignited Tuesday afternoon. The Wenatchee Valley Fire Department deals with 3-6 large scale wildfires every summer according to Chief Brian Brett. He says the area is especially susceptible to fires because of inherent conditions.
- PUB DATE: 6/6/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPQ-AM 560 Wenatchee
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