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Posted: Feb 5, 2020

‘Gray Death’ drug mixture reaches Indiana, puts first responders at risk

“Gray Death” is a particularly dangerous mixture of heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil and other synthetic opioids, and it has made its way to Indiana. Carfentanil, which is used as a tranquilizing agent for elephants and other large mammals, is 10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times more potent than fentanyl, according to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.
- PUB DATE: 2/5/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WAVE-TV NBC 3
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Posted: Feb 5, 2020

Pennsylvania fire chief is in danger of losing his job and it’s all because of where he lives

York City's Fire Chief had to make a choice. So, he chose his home. But because of that decision, he could lose his job by the end of this month. Residency requirements in the city of York require the fire chief to live within the city limits. Deardorff lives in West Manchester Township with his children and wife.
- PUB DATE: 2/5/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPMT-TV FOX 43 York
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Posted: Feb 5, 2020

Ohio: Toledo Fire Department taking part in screenings that use dogs to detect cancer

VIDEO: According to the National Fire Protection Association, firefighters are 9 percent more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than the average American. The Toledo Fire and Rescue department is teaming up with Cancer Dogs, a Canadian company that uses dogs to detect possible cancer in someone's breath.
- PUB DATE: 2/5/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVG-TV ABC 13 Toledo
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Posted: Feb 5, 2020

Report Sounds Alarm About Massachusetts Fire Station Conditions

An interim report on conditions at the fire station include plenty of reasons for alarm. Consultants have documented problems with airflow. No ventilation air is being introduced into the apparatus and rescue vehicle area, and two exhaust fans “do not appear to be functional,” MacRitchie Engineering, Inc.
- PUB DATE: 2/5/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Cape Cod Chronicle
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Posted: Feb 4, 2020

Salaries at odds: Should firefighters in Ohio make less than park workers?

New city firefighters make less than $15 an hour, a lower starting pay rate than city parks laborers earn. The issue came up at last week's Marion City Council meeting when a city resident questioned the existing pay rates for city parks employees, rates that went before city council for approval. "I'm not trying to say that's not an important job, but in the grand scheme of things, if I need my park to look pretty or my house not to burn down, I'm going to choose house not burning down," said Christian Dunston, an East Fairground Street resident.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Marion Star
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