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Posted: Nov 10, 2020

American Heart Association Report: Fighting fires raises risk for irregular heartbeat

Fighting fires comes with many risks. But new research shows there's a new one to consider: increased exposure to fires appears to raise the likelihood of developing atrial fibrillation, or AFib, an irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other problems. Researchers found the more fires a firefighter fought, the higher the likelihood he or she would report having been diagnosed with AFib.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Times Union
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Posted: Nov 10, 2020

Fire destroys Rainbow Motel in New York, no injuries reported

VIDEO: No injuries were reported Monday after fire destroyed the Rainbow Motel in the town of Pamelia. Volunteers from several fire departments were called to the motel on Route 12 at around 1 p.m. The black cloud could be seen a mile away. The heat was so strong, it could be felt across the street, hundreds of feet away.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WWNY-TV CBS 7 Carthage
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Posted: Nov 10, 2020

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Are Surging; Where Are Hospitals Reaching Capacity?

Throughout the U.S., hospitals and health care workers are tracking the skyrocketing number of new coronavirus cases in their communities and bracing for a flood of patients to come in the wake of those infections. Already, seriously ill COVID-19 patients are starting to fill up hospital beds at unsustainable rates.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Jefferson Public Radio
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Posted: Nov 9, 2020

Large fire burns at California warehouse

VIDEO: The Alameda County Fire Department was battling a warehouse fire overnight Monday in San Leandro. By 1:25 a.m., about 50 firefighters were on the scene to fight the large blaze at a Georgia Pacific packaging plant on Alvarado Street. When KRON4 arrived on scene, crews were putting out hot spots and it was finally put out around 5 a.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KRON-TV 4 San Francisco
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Posted: Nov 9, 2020

Report: 62 Firefighters Died in 2019, Lowest Since USFA Began Annual Study

Sixty-two firefighters died in 2019 from injuries sustained while on duty, 22 less than the 2018 total of 84 firefighters, according to a new report from the U.S. Fire Administration. The 2019 total includes 10 firefighters who died under circumstances that were part of inclusion criteria changes resulting from the Hometown Heroes Survivors Benefit Act.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Homeland Security Today
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