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Posted: Jul 24, 2020

‘It’s quicker, easier and safer’: New fire truck in Illinois opens up a slew of new possibilities

A person trapped nearly 100 feet off the ground in Waukegan no longer needs to descend on a ladder guided by a firefighter paramedic. People can now be rescued and lowered to the ground in a basket affixed to a crane mechanism attached to the Waukegan Fire Department’s newest piece of equipment. The Fire Department took possession of its $1.
- PUB DATE: 7/24/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Chicago Tribune - Metered Site
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Posted: Jul 24, 2020

New York: Rockland firefighters' parade and convention canceled for first time in more than a century

For the first time in 108 years, Rockland's volunteer firefighters’ parade and convention will be canceled. Both events were casualties of the coronavirus pandemic. The Rockland County Volunteer Firefighters’ Association board of directors voted on Wednesday to cancel the convention. The annual parade, which was to be hosted this year by West Nyack Fire Engine Co.
- PUB DATE: 7/24/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NY Journal News (
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Posted: Jul 24, 2020

'We Need Help': Wisconsin First Responders Ask For Mental Health Aid As Part Of Pandemic Response

First responders providing emergency medical services routinely face high rates of depression, burnout and suicidal thoughts. The added stress of the pandemic is making it worse. Speaking at a Wisconsin EMS Association town hall meeting on Thursday, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, said she is working with a group of Democratic senators on legislation that would boost mental health services in the COVID-19 relief legislation that’s being debated in Congress.
- PUB DATE: 7/24/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Wisconsin Public Radio
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Posted: Jul 24, 2020

Report: White House task force doctor warns that Cleveland, 10 other cities need to take 'aggressive' action in COVID-19 fight

One of the leading doctors on the White House Coronavirus Task Force warned state and local leaders on a private phone call that 11 cities, including Cleveland, needed to take "aggressive" steps to limit the virus' spread, a report said. According to a report from the Center for Public Integrity, Dr.
- PUB DATE: 7/24/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKYC-TV NBC 3 Cleveland
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Posted: Jul 23, 2020

12 agencies respond to massive fire burning tire recycling facility in Colorado

VIDEO: Crews responded to a large fire burning at a tire recycling facility in rural Weld County on Wednesday evening. According to the Platteville Gilcrest Fire Protection District, the fire started shortly before 5:30 p.m. near County Roads 26 and 41. The location is northeast of Fort Lupton and southeast of Platteville.
- PUB DATE: 7/23/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KDVR-TV FOX 31 Denver
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