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Friday, May 13, 2016

Fire Rescue 1 Newsletter

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TOP NEWS
Chief praised for wildfire leadership, takes break
FFs join push-up challenge to curb veteran suicide
FF reunited with toddler he saved 20 years ago
Va. FF alleges sexual harassment by fire captain: The female firefighter claims that she was reprimanded and reassigned to another station
Wash. fire, police dispatch system failures rampant: There have been numerous instances of the system crashing or failing to relay calls
Family sues SC fire department for wrongful death: The family alleges the collision didn't kill the man, but a decision made by firefighters did
Fla. fire dept. appoints first female fire chief
FF seriously injured after ladder fall
3 fire officials face trial for stealing $50K from department
Boy, 5, with brain cancer becomes firefighter for a day
College student rescues woman from burning car
FF-medic to compete for UFC title
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EDITOR'S NOTE
Winning the war on firefighter cancer
By Rick Markley, FR1 Editor-in-Chief
A big victory in the presumptive legislation battle turn the tide in the campaign to rid firefighting of cancer.
Fighting the battle 
CHIEF'S TRAFFIC
The root cause of firefighter maydays
By John Buckman III, FR1 Columnist
A fireground call for help nearly always has its roots in the observation and orientation skills of those making decisions.
Find out 
PRODUCT NEWS
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Zico Launches Three New Solutions for Circular Saw Blade Storage
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ABSOLUTE RESCUE
4 water-rescue paddling techniques
By Dalan Zartman, FR1 Columnist
Understanding the paddle and how to use it is critical if the motor cuts out.
Prepare ahead 
FIRE OFFICER SAFETY
Buying SCBA for a CBRN world
By Robert Avsec, FR1 Columnist
Breathing apparatus standards have grown to cover all hazards. Here's a look at eight of those to aid your next purchase.
Protect yourself 
TIP OF THE WEEK
Reverse the pike pole
This piercing tip works well for punching into the ceiling from below as the pole is pushed upward.
Check it out 
NOW ON FLASHOVERTV
FFs pull man from burning van
FF stops woman from jumping
586Cooler temperatures, rain give firefighters hope in Canada
576La. assistant fire chief dies from cancer
443Firefighter proposes to girlfriend in between battling wildfire
371Former Fla. fire department medical director dies from ALS
317Infographic: 9 symptoms and solutions for overexertion in firefighters
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