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Friday, April 15, 2016

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TOP NEWS
Union: NM FD not anti-breastfeeding
Strong quake kills 9, injures more than 800 in Japan
Watch: Dubai claims world's fastest fire vehicle
Officials: Boston fire department's fleet in disarray: Safety experts say daily inspections have been abandoned and some trucks are more than 200 days past due on inspections
Mich. fire chief, board members resign in protest: Officials said they've been trying for years to resolve staffing shortage, FF housing and funding issues
Paramedics question firefighters' use of Narcan: The rationale for firefighters being equipped with the medication was a spike in overdose drug deaths
Firefighters' honor guard gear stolen before ceremony
Wis. firefighters to begin wearing body armor
Fire capt. hurt in fall through ceiling
Firefighters dodge live ammunition at garage fire
Mother-daughter firefighting duo first for fire department
Jr. firefighter goes bald to honor firefighter brother's memory
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LEADING THE TEAM
Firefighter wife's breastfeeding photo: 3 big questions
By Linda Willing, FR1 Columnist
The now famous photo of a firefighter's wife breastfeeding their infant in a turnout coat sparks questions about why he got in trouble.
Health hazards 
EDITOR'S NOTE
Rapid response: Commissioner Thiel's Philly challenge
By Rick Markley, FR1 Editor-in-Chief
Here's a look at what it will take for Adam Thiel to win in Philly and what factors could waylay his progress.
The ground game 
WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Partner drives rig too fast
Our hosts unpack how important speed is when transporting a patient or getting to an emergency scene and look at what to do when the driver is going way too fast.
Join the conversation 
VOLUNTEER VOICE
Smoke alarm breakthrough is near
By Robert Rielage, FR1 Columnist
New technology could improve civilian safety as much as the first battery-operated smoke alarms did 40 years ago.
Military grade 
TIP OF THE WEEK
Use the helmet's void space
This is an excellent storage spot for two important items that we can use at any time. The first is a flash hood and the other is a N95 mask.
Extra protection 
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How Are You Pre-cleaning Your Turnout Gear?
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3,609Texas firefighter beats leukemia, back on job
2,113Mass. city's first female firefighter, 62, works last shift
995Fla. firefighter restoring graves of fallen veterans
631The 10 traits all great firefighters have
603Why have a junior firefighter program
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