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Friday, April 29, 2016

Fire Rescue 1 Newsletter

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TOP NEWS
Report: FF died trying to jump on rig
Colleagues save FF in cardiac arrest
Firefighters save cops stuck in elevator
Fla. fire department sued $2.5M over dreadlocks: Fla. man said the department would not hire him unless he cut off his dreadlocks
Wildfire season expected to be less severe: Certain parts of the nation should expect a rough season after a dry winter or because of long-term drought
Officials say responders' benefit program 'has gone from bad to worse': The Public Safety Officer's Benefit Program has left some first responders or their families waiting years to get payments
FF accused of collecting paychecks while in jail
Firefighting foam contamination spurs states to monitor water quality
Mich. FF saves own daughter's life
Body of missing Ga. FF found in lake
Man with cerebral palsy made honorary firefighter
Lemonade stand fuels fundraising for Mass. firefighters' gym
These Chiefs Improved Compliance and Efficiency While Saving Money
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EDITOR'S NOTE
Getting to the root of the fire services' misogynistic weed
By Rick Markley, FR1 Editor-in-Chief
Eradicating harassing behavior toward female firefighters will take more than good policy and practice.
Fixing the problem 
THE DOMINO EFFECT
4 roadside tactics for better firefighter safety
By Mark van der Feyst, FR1 Columnist
These safety measures can shift the odds away from firefighter injury when motorists do the unexpected.
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PRODUCT NEWS
Zico's New Z-Shlammer Tool Combines Power and Utility
New Research Shows GOREƂ® Protective Barriers to be Best Choice for Reducing Firefighter Heat Stress
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PPE UPDATE
Does PPE need a breathability test?
By Jeffrey and Grace Stull, FR1 Columnists
With a test measuring total heat loss accepted, is there room and need for a test measuring evaporative resistance?
Gear changes 
FR1 EXCLUSIVE
A case for giving firefighters, medics body armor
By Joshua Nash, FR1 Contributor
Given the street-level dangers and improved technology, ballistic vests should be an option to all firefighters and medics.
Protective equipment 
TIP OF THE WEEK
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Children's firefighter combat challenge course
Pa. FF loses control of hose, falls from ladder
1,480Female firefighter runs marathon in full gear, breaks world record
592Fla. deputy, family saved from house fire
5127 amazing photos that'll make you proud to be a firefighter
490Chief: Firefighters 'expected to be awake' during 24-hour shifts
44911 most absurd fire department names
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